A recent study revealed an approx 26.7% women, between the ages of 15 and 44 suffer from PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome- the side effect being obesity!

Another research revealed how 1 in every 10 women suffer from PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovary Disease or PCOD, but the worst part is, about 70% of women out there are completely unaware of their condition or syndrome until the dire side effects starts creeping up.
For those who are not yet aware of PCOS/PCOD, is considered one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, primarily occurring due to hormonal imbalances caused by higher than normal male hormones affecting in the system.

What can PCOS do to your body?

You must have often noticed how some women tend to grow noticeable facial hair around the chin or upper lip area. While it may seem unpleasant to some, the problem, in reality, is much deeper than it seems. PCOS undiagnosed or ignored may have adverse side effects like infertility or baldness in females along with an increased risk of diabetes or heart disorder. Now, one such apparent side effect to PCOS/PCOD includes weight gain and obesity. Statistics say about 39% of PCOS women risk life-threatening obesity due to this syndrome.

                    What are the healthcare risks associated with PCO?

  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnea

                        Why is losing weight so hard if you have PCOS?

I’m sure by now you’re aware of how diabetes and weight gain go hand in hand. PCOS causes cell dysfunction, which prevents proper insulin utilization in the body,thereby risking diabetes and obesity risks in patients. However, that’s not the primary reason why weight loss seems next to impossible for PCOS women. This hormonal disorder is known to reduce metabolism in the body. This results in a lot of unnecessary unutilized calories, which inevitably results in weight gain.

                      Which PCOS weight loss techniques are effective?

Here are some of the diet tips you can try to get your weight back on track

Exercises to try

  • Ab crunches
  • Leg crunches
  • Planks
  • Cycling Exercise
  • Lunge twists