Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine and metabolic disorders. It usually affects women during their reproductive years, and it is estimated that 13-15 % of all women suffer from PCOS. (1) Even though PCOS is common and highly prevalent, many women suffer from it without knowing due to a lack of awareness and credible information about the topic in the Middle East region.It is common for women to think that they are unable to lose the extra weight because they don’t have the will power, or their body is stubborn. Moreover, some women suffer from fatigue, mood swings and sleep disturbances believing it’s only due to chronic life stressors. Due to the mentioned reasons, awareness about the correct diagnosis and treatment is much needed so that women get the early detection and the proper medical or lifestyle intervention to manage their PCOS. It is interesting to mention that a woman can have PCOS without even developing ovarian cysts, which shows that the diagnosis is not that simple and needs to be done by a healthcare professional only.Continue reading to learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment of PCOS.