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PCOS Is Not Caused By Weight Gain

by Cindy Lombard, WHNP-BC

Have you been told by your provider that PCOS is caused by weight gain?

One of the misconceptions surrounding this condition is that weight gain is solely caused by poor diet and lack of exercise.

However, research has shown that PCOS can significantly contribute to weight gain due to hormonal imbalances.

Another myth about weight gain and PCOS is that it can be easily controlled by restricting calories and following a strict diet. While a healthy diet is important for managing PCOS symptoms, it is not the sole solution for weight management.

PCOS affects the way in which the body processes insulin, leading to insulin resistance. This can make it more difficult for women with PCOS to lose weight, even with proper diet and exercise.

A third myth is that weight gain is the main symptom of PCOS. While weight gain is a common symptom, it is not the only one. Other symptoms of PCOS can include irregular periods, fertility issues, acne, and excessive hair growth. It is important to recognize and address all of these symptoms in order to effectively manage PCOS. In conclusion, debunking these common myths about weight gain and PCOS is crucial for promoting a better understanding of this condition.

PCOS is a complex disorder that requires a multifaceted approach to management, including proper diet, regular exercise, and medical intervention. By dispelling these myths, we can support women with PCOS in their journey towards better health and well-being.

Stop by and talk to Holly and I. We can get you on the road to real health and wellness by doing a complete evaluation of your symptoms.

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