PCOS & Infertility

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1 in 10 women worldwide have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)! Guess I’m one of the “lucky” ones!

This syndrome has no cure and can wreak havoc on your body. Truth be told, there is very little support for women with this condition. I’m one of the lucky ones who found an endocrinologist that is VERY supportive and let’s me experiment with what works for me instead of just directing me with orders or meds!

PCOS has been called the “Thief of Womanhood.” It messes with fertility, brings on acne (like you’re 17 again!), causes fatigue, headaches, pelvic pain and depression or anxiety. And, to top it off, some women with PCOS experience the added “benefits” of insulin resistance. You know that inner tube look that some women have going on? Yeah, that happens when insulin tries to store glucose and the rest of the body says, “STOP” and won’t let the glucose in. Glucose is dangerous in the bloodstream so instead it gets stored as FAT!! Inner tube storage FAT!!! BLECH!

Once you get that dreaded diagnosis, it’s important to really start caring for yourself. If left untreated and unattended, you could set yourself up for major problems like heart disease, liver disease and even cancer. And, the infertility part can be SO hard! Thankfully I have my little man after a long journey, but many others are still in the wanting game. My heart aches for them. I want people to be aware of this condition and fight for their health. Instead of sulking about it, decide to take a stand. I decided to FIGHT against PCOS.

I know there are a lot of you who are fighting this incredible condition. It’s hard to do on your own but easier with friends and those who support you. Many don’t understand the severity of PCOS and just how hard it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some days, I envy those around me who can eat whatever they want and not have a single worry and I’m all like – “anyone want to try my caveman diet?”

I’m always looking to chatΒ with women who have PCOS and need support with weight loss and managing symptoms. We’re fighting this together – one day at a time!
#pcosfighter #pcosawareness #fightlikeagirl

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