PCOS is a prevalent hormonal condition that affects born females during their reproductive years.
PCOS is characterized by irregular menstrual periods, elevated androgen levels, and polycystic ovaries. Belly obesity and PCOS are linked by many factors:
PCOS often causes insulin resistance, which reduces cell response to insulin. Insulin resistance raises blood insulin levels, which encourage fat deposition, especially in the abdomen.
PCOS often causes high testosterone levels. Hormonal abnormalities might cause abdominal fat growth.
Metabolic syndrome increases cardiovascular disease risk, and PCOS may exacerbate these risk factors.
Weight Management: Eating well and exercising regularly can increase insulin sensitivity and reduce belly fat.
Dietary changes: Eating complete, nutrient-dense foods helps improve weight and hormonal balance.
The hormonal and metabolic elements of PCOS must be managed to improve symptoms, fertility, and well-being.