PCOS can complicate and can be associated with the following conditions, considering obesity to be an important factor.
- High blood pressure
- Elevated levels of triglycerides, and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol, which is a harmful type of fat.
- Metabolic Syndrome: It is the cluster of signs and symptoms that indicate significantly increased risk of heart diseases.
- Type 2 Diabetes: This occurs due to insulin resistance.
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Endometrial Cancer: Cancer of the inner lining of the uterus can be caused by continued exposure to high levels of oestrogen.
- Skin discoloration: A condition called Acanthosis Nigricans is associated with PCOS. It is the appearance of velvety, brown to black pigmentation on the neck, under the arms or in the groin.
- Sleep Apnea