What are the problems associated with weight gain in PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

Women who are obese or have gained a lot of weight because of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, infertility, sleep apnea, and uterine cancer. However, certain lifestyle changes can help you lose weight and reduce the severity of the disease.

Women suffering from PCOS have higher susceptibility towards many of the problems associated with weight gain and insulin resistance, including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, infertility, cardiovascular diseases and endometrial cancer.

Therefore, if you have PCOS, shedding just 10% of your body weight can bring your periods back to normal. It can also help relieve some of the other symptoms of PCOS. Weight loss can also improve insulin sensitivity, which will reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other PCOS complications.

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