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  • #2878

    Trisha
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    Most women at some point have to contend with weight gain. But for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can become a constant struggle. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age and can lead to issues with fertility. Women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and are also less sensitive to insulin or are “insulin-resistant.” Many are overweight or obese. As a result, these women can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and uterine cancer. If you have PCOS, certain lifestyle changes can help you shed pounds and reduce the disease’s severity. If you have PCOS, losing weight is about more than just being thin. Managing your weight will help you protect yourself from PCOS-related complications like infertility and diabetes. Lasting, health-preserving weight loss requires you to adopt a lifestyle that makes your health a priority. It is not always an easy thing to do, but the benefits outweigh the costs! Focus on making small meaningful changes to your lifestyle and eventually the numbers on the scale will reflect the healthy choices you’re making!

    #2882

    Anonymous

    Hi, i hope you are doing well. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I am luck to find it. You are right. Many of us ignore the symptoms. We felt heart broken for not getting pregnant later. I hope every woman will read this post. And take care of her health. I wish them all good luck. Take care

    #2885

    Ellen
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    Hey. How are you doing? I totally agree with you on this. Thanks for sharing this post. It is really informative to all those dealing with PCOS. One must try to change one’s life style in order to over come this problem. All the best to all those struggling with it. Take care.

    #2897

    Polina Delany
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    Hey Trisha! Yes, you’re right! I also have PCOS for around years. Yes? Gaining weight is really a nightmare for me. I’ve to weight myself every week. Yes! Last May, I was supposed to undergo an IVF attempt at a center, but they delayed and advised me to lose weight with some other medication to go through as well. Now, I’ve confirmed dates for next month, I’ll be flying to Ukraine for it. Yeah! I’ve lost nearly 30+ pounds. It was so difficult for me. Anyway! I’m very good when it comes to willing power and I did it. Now, waiting for an IVF round. Wish me luck!

    #2903

    monika
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    Such an informative post. I think this site is great for gaining knowledge and information. PCOS has different types of symptoms for different individuals. Some have irregular periods, some have unusual hair grow while some have both. So it is really important that we visit a doctor who is well aware of all these things. It is after knowing the symptoms you can really decide about your fertility treatment. PCOS has different stages to is. For some IVF works really well and for others IVF with DE.

    #2924

    Jessica fields
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    This is very true. PCOS is already an issue. Being overweight makes it worse. It reduces your chances of conception. Even without POCOS. It is good to be in a healthy situation. Even if you wanna go for infertility treatment. So I guess controlling weight is very important.

    #2926

    Anonymous

    hey dear. thanks for sharing this information it was really helpful. indeed many women are facing PCOS. by making daily lifestyle healthy will make things better. I’m so glad you shared this up. will finally take notes. take care.

    #3112

    Joanne Silvia
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    Hello Trisha. How are you doing? I hope you’re okay. This is a really good post. It’s super informative. I’m glad you found the time to write about it. Spreading awareness about such issues is really important. You’re doing an amazing job by telling people about this problem. If you can help even one person. It would be a big deal. Trust me. Thank you so much for this post. I’ll make sure my sister reads it, too. Sadly she suffers from PCOS. Keep up the fantastic work, Trisha!

    #3124

    Aria
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    Hi! Thanks for sharing this post. I was diagnosed with PCOS. I had TTC many times but didn’t conceive naturally. Then I had opted for IVF. But it had failed in the first cycle. I was totally fed up all this. Then from a friend mine told me about surrogacy. I and my DH decided to go for surrogacy. I went to Ukraine. Now my surrogate is 8 weeks pregnant. I desperately want a child. Wish me a best of luck.

    #3129

    Akira
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    Surrogacy has been a good thing for me after all.I read about surrogacy alot.I heard people talking about it mostly on the forums or on different social platforms.
    I had hystrestomy cancer.I am cancer free but i can’t be a mom anymore.I was ver upset and stressed.But my husband was there to support me.He assured me that he will do everything to have us a baby.
    So we came to know about surrogacy.Firstly we both searched about surrogacy we understood every aspect of surrogacy.Than we moved to Europe from Japan.Japan has banned surrogacy totally so we moved.We stayed in Europe for 4 months and consulted some clinics too.
    but due to several reasons my husband was not very satisfied.Then we moved to Ukraine.We heard from many people about many clincis in Ukraine.Ukraine is very popular as per surrogacy.In Ukraine we contacted a clinic and than the clinic started our journey of surrogacy.
    Now the surrogate mother is pregnant with our twin daughters.We are very excited to have our own babies now.

    #3136

    ezabel
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    That’s the best advice that many should look up to. I have read a post that asked about the weight gain. They had literally no control over their weight and that resulted in infertility. Even doctor constantly asked many of them to bring their weight to a minimum level. So that would not make a hurdle in their conceiving. I think all the TTC period you must not be overweight. Because this could cause abnormalities at any level. you must consider this thing. Daily exercise and healthy diet would be enough to maintain your weight.

    #3215

    monika
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    Hey, Trisha, I hope you are doing well. I love reading your posts. They are full of information. It is true that PCOS women have a really hard time in losing weight. One of my really close friends has PCOS and she is overweight as well. She has to eat medicines as well. She tells me how these medicines affect her and make her feel depressed. Her family also pressurizes her to eat less which makes her rebellious. Going through such disorders is not easy and family should support rather than force. It is great that now we do have treatments for the illness. However, if you are suffering from PCOS and are planning to opt for any treatment make sure to visit the right clinic. A clinic with a high success rate is the one you should opt for. Also, start doing Yoga and also exercise so that you stay healthy and are also able to deal with anxiety. Best of luck to all those who are opting for any fertility treatment. I hope everything goes well.

    #3217

    Emma412
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    You are right. LifeStyle does matter a lot. The negative outcomes that you mentioned are not very good. It could be a disaster for a person who is suffering from all of this. Sometimes when the things are going well with a person who is suffering from such disease. There are such places which could create more troubles for you in these kinds of situations. We should really avoid such places. We should take care of others with us as well.

    #3256

    emma
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    Hey there. It’s so nice of you to share all this with us. I really appreciate it. PCOS can affect our lives. Many girls get problem while conceiving. I am glad that you gave information on this sensitive topic. We need people to spread awareness. It not just important rather its necessary. Wish luck to everyone.

    #3274

    Felicia Saz
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    Hi. How are you doing? thank you for this post I love reading your posts here as they are so informative. PCOS is a very common condition. Hope the things you mentioned here help someone who is currently going through this. Good luck.

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