PCOS, on the other hand, causes weight gain because it makes it difficult for the body to use the hormone insulin, which is responsible for converting sugars and starches from meals into energy. This can lead to a build-up of insulin and sugar in the bloodstream, leading to weight gain.
Mood swings, irritability, and an increased risk of depression can occur during perimenopause, which is the interval between menopause and menopause. Sleep interruption caused by hot flashes could be the source of these symptoms. Mood swings can also be induced by circumstances unrelated to perimenopause’s hormonal changes. PCOS, on the other hand, can cause mood fluctuations as a result of hormonal imbalance.
More or new hair growth
Women whose menopause began may notice an increase in hair growth. This is because, although estrogen levels drop as women approach menopause, testosterone levels remain unchanged. PCOS, on the other hand, causes excessive hair growth due to the presence of male hormones that stimulate it.
Can PCOS Cause Hot Flashes?
Despite similarities in some symptoms of PCOS and menopause, some symptoms of menopause do not happen to women with PCOS. One of these is a hot flash. Contrary to previously known information, it was found that PCOS does not cause hot flashes. Previously conducted studies found that PCOS was not associated with increased odds of hot flash incidence.
Learn more about PCOS here.
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