PCO ,polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common endocrine disorder characterized by irregular, short or non-existent periods. However, it should be known that hormonal issues go far beyond just irregular menstruation; It can cause excessive hair growth, acne and even weight gain. “In PCOS, small millimeter sized cysts form on the ovaries which increase in size of the ovary (normal ovarian size is almond-shaped). The size can be increased to almost twice their size. Due to the growth, the ovaries start releasing abnormal hormones. Instead of the normal female hormones, the ovaries start producing male hormones, especially testosterone which is responsible for the effects seen in PCOS,” said Dr. Ritu Sethi, Senior Consultant-Gynecology, Cloud Nine Hospital, Sector 14 Gurgaon and Apex Clinic, Sector 31, Gurgaon, In an earlier interview told indianexpress.com,
“I was diagnosed polycystic ovaries (PCOS) at the age of 14. Now, as an adult, I know how common it is. But it was never talked about at that time. I felt like I was the only one dealing with the myriad symptoms of PCOS – facial hair, insulin resistance, weight gain, heavy, painful periods, and more. ,
“I get my periods once every three or four months, and when they came I called them ‘periods from hell’ because they were extremely painful,” he said.
Anshula, who is the sister of actor Arjun Kapoor, further shared that “I was told that I have a disorder due to which my periods would be highly irregular, extremely painful whenever they came and they would last for weeks on end.”
Recounting his struggles, he said, “I remember I lost a lot of school,” but quickly reconnected. has come out.”
Anshula shared that she always had thick hair and voluminous growth because of her “strong Punjabi genes”, however, PCO The amount of facial hair growth was more intense. “I remember in 10th grade I had to wax my mustache and bleach my sidelocks every few weeks,” she said.
She recalled that she was told to lose weight to ease her symptoms and manage her PCOS. “But as you know, having PCOS makes it really hard to lose all that weight. It took me a long time to understand all these symptoms and how to manage my life with PCOS.”
She concluded her note by encouraging women with PCOS to comment on her posts and help each other. “Let’s help each other by sharing real-world solutions that have worked for you,” she said.
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