PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that can affect your ability as a woman to produce eggs, which can result in infertility.
Most of the time, women discover that they have PCOS in their 20s and 30s, but women of other ages can also suffer from PCOS.
What typically happens when you suffer from PCOS is that your ovaries become enlarged and you develop a number of fluid-filled sacs (follicles) inside your ovaries.
I talk about this and more in today’s video:
PCOS And Infertility, As Well As Blood Sugar Imbalances
Here are some of the most common symptoms that can indicate that you may have PCOS and infertility:
- weight gain or obesity
- excessive hair growth
- irregular and painful menstruation
- oily skin or acne
A diagnosis of PCOS will usually involve a number of tests which may include blood pressure checks, ultrasound scans and blood tests.
Now there are also other health risks associated with having PCOS which include:
- insulin resistance,
- type 2 diabetes,
- high cholesterol,
- high blood pressure,
- heart disease,
- and endometrial cancer.
PCOS, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
Weight gain and insulin resistance are two contributing factors to PCOS.
If you don’t know what insulin resistance is, then it’s basically when your body’s cells become resistant to this hormone (insulin) that is used to transport sugar from your bloodstream and into your body’s cells.
This then causes the body to produce more insulin than it would do normally and this over the short and long term can set-off a whole host of health problems.
Higher than normal insulin levels can then also cause your ovaries to produce too much testosterone which women also produce just like men but in smaller amounts and this can then impair normal ovulation, so you develop PCOS.
So what’s the answer?
The answer for a lot of women is to eat and live their way to hormonal health.
Weight management plays a big role in your hormonal health.
One study showed that calorie reduction AND consumption of adequate nutrient intake through healthy foods play an important role in healing PCOS and infertility.
Discover how to balance PCOS and other health issues linked to it in my video above!
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