Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
I am passionate about this condition which affects 1 in 5 women in the UK according to NHS statistics. The range of PCOS symptoms and debilitating impact on the body, can lead to great anxiety and depression. By making small lifestyle changes and altering daily habits, symptoms can change significantly.
If you or anybody you know is impacted by PCOS and would like to find out more or how to get a diagnosis visit Verity – the UK charity working with medical professionals to tell the truth about PCOS. Click the link below to find out more….
Symptoms are varied – Collectively these are:
• Insulin resistance leading to eventual diabetes
• Weight gain and difficulty managing weight
• Hair in unwanted places such as face, arms, back, stomach, toes and feet caused by an imbalance of androgen - a male hormone
• Depression and anxiety caused by increased adrenal gland activity and chemical hormone imbalances
• Skin problems and adult acne
• Insomnia |fatigue, |lethargy | sleep apnia
• Continual food cravings including sugar (chemical imbalance)
• Mental health issues borne out of low self esteem, body image issues, self harming and mood imbalances – high suicide rates
Fertility - Underlying symptoms above can make it difficult to conceive or carry a full-term pregnancy which obviously leads to associated emotional consequences for the individual, couples and their families.
To find out more about PCOS from the official source - Verity – visit https://www.verity-pcos.org.uk