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PCOS and chronic stress: How stress can worsen PCOS symptoms

Published on Apr 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST
  • From boosting inflammation to mood disorders, here are a few ways by which chronic stress can worsen PCOS symptoms.
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PCOS is a condition where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of Androgen leading to cyst formation in the ovaries. Menstrual irregularity, acne formation, obesity and mood swings are some of the commo0n symptoms of PCOS. Chronic stress can worsen the symptoms of PCOS. "It’s common to focus on diet/exercise/supplements when it comes to PCOS … but we often forget about stress. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, especially since PCOS is a hormone condition," wrote Dietitian Martha McKittrick.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

PCOS is a condition where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of Androgen leading to cyst formation in the ovaries. Menstrual irregularity, acne formation, obesity and mood swings are some of the commo0n symptoms of PCOS. Chronic stress can worsen the symptoms of PCOS. "It’s common to focus on diet/exercise/supplements when it comes to PCOS … but we often forget about stress. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, especially since PCOS is a hormone condition," wrote Dietitian Martha McKittrick.(Freepik)

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Chronic stress further disrupts the reproductive hormones, leading to irregular periods and fertility problems. (Shutterstock ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Chronic stress further disrupts the reproductive hormones, leading to irregular periods and fertility problems. (Shutterstock )

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Chronic stress boosts insulin resistance – this further leads to irregularity in blood sugar levels and inflammation in the body. (imago images/Science Photo Library) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chronic stress boosts insulin resistance – this further leads to irregularity in blood sugar levels and inflammation in the body. (imago images/Science Photo Library)

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Chronic stress leads to more Testosterone production in the body and elevates the symptoms of PCOS. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chronic stress leads to more Testosterone production in the body and elevates the symptoms of PCOS. (Freepik)

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Moos disorders and negative impact on the gut microbiome are normal when PCOS combines with chronic stress in the body. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Moos disorders and negative impact on the gut microbiome are normal when PCOS combines with chronic stress in the body. (Shutterstock)

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This also leads to increased risk of heart attack, thyroid problems and high blood pressure. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

This also leads to increased risk of heart attack, thyroid problems and high blood pressure. (Unsplash)

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