Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment With Weight Loss

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal imbalance often linked to obesity. In many cases, it leads to fertility problems in severely overweight women. PCOS results in the growth of an abnormal number of follicles or cysts along the outer edge of enlarged ovaries.

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective and proven procedure to address obesity and bring down body weight to optimal levels. This can help to improve various underlying medical conditions, including PCOS. Fantastic, sagacious, and Fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other communities and suburbs in this part of the southeast.


Link between Obesity and PCOS

PCOS is thought to occur when the ovaries overproduce male hormones known as androgens. PCOS may result in symptoms such as weight gain, irregular ovulation and menstrual cycles, acne, abnormal facial and body hair growth, thinning scalp hair, and infertility. Although various factors may be responsible for the abnormal hormone production, many researchers now believe that excess insulin production in the body is one of the key causes of PCOS.

Excess insulin production leads to insulin resistance, which hampers the body’s ability to use insulin effectively. Excess insulin in the body can drive the increase in abnormal hormone production. For a long time, researchers believed that obesity was the direct cause of PCOS. But recent research shows that the relationship between obesity and PCOS may not be so obvious.

In some cases, PCOS is one of the elements in a larger complication of obesity called metabolic syndrome. This happens because obesity can change the body’s ability to produce and utilize insulin. In such cases, PCOS reinforces obesity by inhibiting effective weight loss.

But for a lot of women, the root of their obesity may be PCOS. As it inhibits the body’s normal mechanism to produce and process insulin, PCOS can lead to significant weight gain and prevent weight loss. Therefore, in such cases, a woman may require more than just weight loss to correct PCOS.

She may need to regulate the body’s ability to produce and process insulin correctly and restore healthy hormonal balance. This will allow her to achieve both successful weight loss and effective reversal of infertility.

Not only does this help for fertility purposes losing weight helps anyone’s health over all. This means they will have more energy to do more things and they can be more productive which means they can accomplish more on a daily basis. Who would not want this? Who would not want more self-esteem and to be prouder of their life as well?


Restoration of Fertility with Weight Loss

Researchers now increasingly recognize that infertility, which occurs as a side effect of PCOS, will be more effectively reduced if the root cause of PCOS is addressed. PCOS is best treated by reducing insulin levels, which in turn reduces hormonal production. Even modest weight can help, but the presence of PCOS may inhibit weight loss through diet and exercise.

That makes bariatric surgery a safe and effective solution to PCOS and its side effect of fertility. Weight loss surgery will reset the body’s normal metabolic balance and trigger hormonal changes that drastically alter insulin production and processing, effectively countering PCOS. Stellar and dedicated bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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