The Chicken & The Egg of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)


Weight Gain Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

A question I get asked frequently by patients is whether their Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is due to their weight gain or whether their weight gain is due to their Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?


The answer to both is a definitive maybe and maybe not..


Let’s get into it!


Weight Loss Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is one of the common hormonal disorders affecting women of reproductive age with symptoms such as irregular or absent periods, which may in turn lead to difficulties conceiving, as well as symptoms due to high ‘male’ hormones such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, back and buttocks and loss of hair from your head.