PCOS and Weight Gain - A Common Concern for Women

PCOS and Weight Gain - A Common Concern for Women
  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • December 07, 2021

A lot of women struggle with weight issues at some or the other point of time in their lives. But in women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, weight loss can especially seem like a Herculean task. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders that affects young women of childbearing age and can cause irregular or absent periods, infertility, weight gain, and several other problems. Undergoing PCOS treatment in homeopathy at trusted clinics like HomoeoCARE can ease all the symptoms of this disorder and cure it effectively.


Women with PCOS are often overweight or obese and this significantly increases their risk of developing several diseases.


Reasons why Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome leads to weight gain:

  1. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for converting sugars and starches from the food we consume into glucose, which provides our body with energy. PCOS creates insulin resistance in your body, which makes it difficult for it to utilise insulin. This causes a build up of sugar and insulin in your bloodstream, leading to diabetes.
  2. High insulin levels trigger an increase in the level of male hormones called ‘androgens’ in a woman’s body. When your body has high androgen levels, it results in symptoms like acne, irregularity or absence of periods, excessive body hair growth, and weight gain. As the male hormones are responsible for weight gain in PCOS, body fat is seen more prominently around the abdomen. Excess abdominal fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and other health disorders.

What are the health risks posed by weight gain due to PCOS?

Regardless of the cause, weight gain can have an adverse impact on a person’s health. Women suffering from PCOS are at a greater risk of acquiring health problems linked to weight gain and insulin resistance, such as:


  1. Type 2 Diabetes
  2. High blood pressure
  3. High cholesterol
  4. Infertility
  5. Sleep apnea
  6. Endometrial cancer


Many of these conditions are life-threatening and can lead to heart disease. Weight gain is also what causes issues like acne and menstrual abnormalities which are classic symptoms of PCOS. Taking PCOS or PCOD homeopathic medicine prescribed by good doctors helps to restore hormonal balance in your body and protects you from all the risks related to the disorder.


How can you lose weight if you have PCOS?

It has been proven that even if you lose just 10 percent of your body weight, it can improve insulin sensitivity and relieve some of the PCOS symptoms. Along with doctor-prescribed medication, making certain lifestyle changes like these can go a long way in helping you lose weight and become healthier:

  1. Consume a diet that is high on fibre and low on sugar and fats.
  2. Eat 4 to 6 mini-meals throughout the day rather than 3 heavy meals.
  3. Exercise for half an hour everyday.
  4. Regularly monitor your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels to keep them under control.

Dr. Pravin Jain, one of the top homeopathic doctors in Mumbai and other Indian cities, says that homeopathy is a reliable way of treating PCOS. Homeopathic medicines for PCOS from HomoeoCARE are completely safe and do not cause any hazardous side effects.



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