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what can i do about polycystic ovarian syndrome

By October 27, 2011 - 4:03pm
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had pcos since my son was born 12 years ago and has caused havoc on my body physically and mentally. gained 80lbs, facial hair, diabetic, and many more problems. the doctors seem to say losing weight is the answer but trying to lose weight is a major job. i will take any help anyone is willing to share. thank u

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Your doctor is correct, losing weigh (which can be difficult) has been shown to help with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Even a weight loss of 5% of total body weight has been shown to help with the imbalance of hormones and also with infertility.

I lost 80lb, so I know that it is not easy, but it is possible. My weight gain was the result of brain edema( because of a brain tumor and prescribed Decadron). I can share with you what worked for me.

First off, burn more calories than you consume. I ate 3 balance meals, no snacking. Some recommend 6 small meals with snacks throughout the day instead of 3 large meals. Drink plenty of water, no soda and no eating after 7:00 pm.

For exercise, (which was difficult when I weighted 200 lbs.) I walked, did housework and gradually resumed gardening. Do whatever exercise works for you.

It will take time, but you can do it!

October 27, 2011 - 5:29pm
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