Many people make the wrong assumption that you have to be overweight to be diagnosed with PCOS, but that is absolutely not the case.
Up to 30% of women with PCOS maintain a normal weight. These women face the same PCOS challenges that other women face, things like fertility challenges, increased androgens, and the resulting symptoms (like acne, unwanted hair growth, hair loss, etc.), and an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which we have covered in a few of our previous posts.
Since PCOS is normally associated with obesity, many women who are lean tend to be overlooked and can go undiagnosed for years. The diagnosis for diabetes and heart disease are also delayed in these women as well.
If you feel like you are exhibiting the symptoms of PCOS, send us your questions. We suggest always being an advocate for yourself to make sure you fully understand the nuances of how your health parameters affect your reproductive and overall general health.
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