Women at reproductive age can suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome. Women who are suffering from this condition may experience an excess in male hormone and may suffer from irregular periods. You may either have very frequent and heavy periods, or you may have infrequent periods. The condition can contribute to other side effects such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Make Lifestyle Changes After you have been screened and your doctor has determined that you have polycystic ovary syndrome, the next step is to make lifestyle changes that can help bring your condition under control.