PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women. In fact, it affects approximately every 1 in 10 women. And the sad fact is, half of the women who have it don’t even know it. If you don’t know anything about it, it can cause infertility, weight gain, acne, unwanted hair growth and anxiety and depression and many others. If left untreated and not properly monitored, it increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other serious health conditions.
When I was first diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian syndrome) I felt so alone. I had never even heard of the condition, let alone known of anyone else who had it. I felt so alone when I was diagnosed. I felt hopeless. I felt like doctors dismissed it and didn’t take it seriously or just didn’t know enough about it. It’s caused me great struggles- weight gain, insulin resistance, infertility, etc. and I am lucky that I became my own health advocate. I did my research and found what I needed to do to treat my symptoms and get them under control.
But for many others, I’m sure they feel just like I did. Defeated, sad, unsure of what to do.
And one day, I just decided to do something about it. I created an Instagram account and a Facebook support group and set out to connect with other women just like me. Through it, I have met thousands of women.
You CAN get control of your symptoms and live a full, happy life. And I’ve made it my mission to make sure less women feel alone in this. It’s amazing what can happen when women come together, support each other, and believe they can make a difference.