Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition suffered by young to middle-age women in which an imbalance of sex hormones leads to serious symptoms requiring costly medical treatment. These symptoms may include, infertility, ovarian cysts, weight gain, infrequent periods or a complete loss of menstruation. They can also include acne, and increased hair growth on the face as a result of too much of the male hormone, Androgen.
The treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome often includes the removal of ovarian cysts. The surgery and hormone treatments can cost women tens of thousands of dollars in the United States. Surgery abroad cuts the costs of this treatment by more than half. Studies have shown that early treatment of this disease can reduce the risk of hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease.