What is PCOS? – The 3 Main Features

PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

It has 3 main features:

-irregular periods – your ovaries fail to release eggs (ovulation)
-excess testosterone – having high levels of “male hormones” in your body, which can result in acne and excess facial or body hair
-polycystic ovaries – your ovaries become enlarged and contain fluid-filled sacs that surround the eggs

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What causes PCOS?

Having persistently high insulin levels in the body, which is the hormone that controls sugar levels, is the primary cause. Increased insulin levels lead to increased testosterone levels. Being overweight is associated with PCOS, but it is not the cause. Once you understand that it is your raised insulin levels – raised in response to what you eat.. you have the option to change your diet and reverse your PCOS!

If you have PCOS (whether or not you’re overweight) reducing your insulin levels and avoiding spikes is key. This is where ProLongevity can be of assistance to help control your spikes and identify the best lifestyle choices for you. To find out more about what we do, what we believe in and how it has changed lives, come and join our new Wellbeing group which is full of helpful advice, videos and stories from Graham Phillips. https://buff.ly/2ACMaj3

And if you would like to get to know the ins and outs of this disease, click here to read our amazing blog that gives you all the information you could need: https://www.prolongevity.co.uk/blog/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome

What is PCOS? – The 3 Main Features

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