World PCOS Day

September 1st Is

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

If you see teal in the month of September, remember what it’s for! Poly-cycstic ovarian syndrome affects 1 in 5 women. So you probably know someone who has been diagnosed. I am one of those people who can’t be diagnosed because of birth control, but I know I have it because it runs in my family. PCOS causes painful cyst on the ovaries and can make becoming pregnant difficult. PCOS is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44). Between 2.2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS. Many women have PCOS but don’t know it. In one study, up to 70 percent of women with PCOS hadn’t been diagnosed. PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone — hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. The ovaries also produce a small amount of male hormones called androgens.

Maci Bookout McKinney of MTVs Teen Mom Series has fought for PCOS to be recognized world wide! Maci has been on my show for 4 years! Every year on September 1st she comes on Hits 96!

If you want more information on PCOS visit PCOSChallenge.org