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I have PCOD and Im losing interest in eating day by day. Do i have a condition?

By Anonymous April 22, 2016 - 11:20am
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your post!

PCOS is something many women suffer with. When you say you are losing interest in eating - do you mean psychologically losing interest or that you are losing your appetite?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic endocrine disorder in women. It is characterized by elevated levels of male hormones (androgens), infertility, obesity, insulin resistance, hair growth on face and body, and anovulation—a condition in which the ovaries produce few or no eggs.

Ovaries normally produce follicles that develop into eggs. In women with PCOS, the ovaries produce the follicles, but the eggs may not mature or leave the ovary. The immature follicles can develop into fluid-filled sacs called cysts. Most women with PCOS have cysts, but all women with ovarian cysts do not necessarily have PCOS.

The cause of PCOS is unknown, though genetics may play a role. Some evidence suggests the problem is related to insulin resistance with elevated levels of insulin. These high insulin levels may stimulate excess production of androgens from the ovaries. This could prevent ovulation and lead to enlarged, polycystic ovaries.

Treatments for PCOS include drugs to improve insulin sensitivity, as well as hormonal treatments and, when pregnancy is desired, fertility drugs.

Lack of appetite is not a common symptom but since PCOS is a "syndrome" - meaning a combination of side effects than some/most women have, there could be a connection. Women have different side effects with PCOS.

If you are already slim and don't need to lose weight, then talk to your doctor. Food keeps us healthy and strong and you don't want to see that falter.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome/content/treatment-options-and-lifestyle-tips-pcos-sufferers

Good luck!


April 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
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