PCOS causes several skin related symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) including:
ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS (Dark velvety skin)
EXCESSIVE BODY AND FACIAL HAIR
More than 1 in 5 women between ages of 18-44 suffer from PCOS.
PCOS is due to combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include Obesity, not enough physical exercise, positive family history.
TREATMENT may involve lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise along with Medical Management.