PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) has so many symptoms and partner conditions that people wouldn't have a clue about. Assumptions are made about women with this condition. The Atypical women with this PCOS are overweight or classed obese and judged as just being lazy. However the weight is hugely contributed by other aspects of this condition. .
Many people over the years have been shocked to hear that I have PCOS. They assume that because I am not heavily overweight that I could not possibly have it. BUT there is such a thing as "Slim PCOS". Sometimes this condition can be harder to manage for women that are slim. The general advice from medical professionals to any woman with PCOS, that is overweight, is that if they loose weight their symptoms will reduce, but what happens if you don't have excess weight? How do you reduce the symptoms, see the problem?
Women with PCOS, weather they are slim like me or carrying weight have times where weight will largely fluctuate. This is because a lot of these ladies will have Insulin resistance (IR). This is where there is resistance to the hormone insulin, resulting in increasing blood sugar. Your body will then store sugar and convert it into fat. Women are often prescribed a medication called Metformin, this is a diabetic medication. As confusing as this is, it doesn't mean that you have diabetes, however you have many of the same symptoms. It is, as such considered "Pre-diabetes" and needs to be watched closely by your GP. .
The first pic (blue shirt) is me in November last year. Up until the start of June I had gained 15kg (33lb). A month ago I commenced taking Metformin again and have now lost 5kg (grey dirt pic is today). The 3rd pic (red shirt) is when I have had a "flare up". I have PCOS, Endometriosis, Adhesions, blocked Fallopian tubes and a clotting disorder.
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