For many, despite following a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, it can still be a constant battle to lose the weight. Could there be a link between hormones and weight gain for you? For many patients, especially women, I often find a hormone imbalance to blame mostly for their unwanted weight gain and other symptoms including low energy and mood swings. What could be going on ‘behind the scenes’ for you? [Read more…] about Are your hormones to blame for unwanted weight gain?
The good news is with proper care and the right advice, your chances of getting pregnant become more of a reality.
If you have PCOS and are experiencing symptoms such as stubborn weight loss, infertility, fatigue, hair falling out, depression and anxiety, your thyroid may not be working properly – read more below on the thyroid and PCOS link.
There is a definite link between PCOS and inflammation. Inflammation is also associated with many other health conditions including endometriosis, infertility, Type II diabetes and heart disease.
What is inflammation?
To combat this internal harm, our body produces C-reactive protein (CRP), which, unfortunately, can damage the arteries by helping to form plaque while attempting to tackle a condition like high blood pressure.
Hirsutism is the term used for excess facial and body hair growth in women. It is one of the distressing and often embarrasing signs of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
The hair growth is similar to a male hair growth pattern – growing on the upper lip, chin and often more hair growing on the arms and legs. Some women may experience hair growth on their chest, extending from the pubic hair area onto the tummy and thighs. The severity depends on the degree of PCOS, culture and ethnicity of the woman.