• PCOS

    Living with PCOS

    PCOS-  is a hormone disorder called Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and it is stated in the most recent study by Women’s Health.gov that it affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS are often insulin resistant, which means their bodies can make insulin but can’t use it effectively. The body compensates for this by increasing insulin production, leading to hyperinsulinaemia (excess insulin in the blood). Women with PCOS have higher levels of androgens, can have irregular periods, acne, thinning hair, excess hair growth on their body and face, among many other symptoms. The cause of PCOS is unknown but does seem to run in families (if your…