Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition that can adversely affect a woman’s heart, blood vessels, hormonal levels, menstrual cycle and physical appearance. As many as five million women in the US may be affected by PCOS, which may even occur in young girls. In recent years, researchers have tried to establish a relationship between PCOS and weight gain.
Women who are able to restore a healthy body weight with bariatric surgery or other means may have better chances to control the condition of PCOS.
The symptoms of PCOS are often more pronounced in women who are overweight or obese. Many researchers already believe that PCOS can be addressed more successfully by pursuing weight loss treatments.
The adroit Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides innovative and advanced weight loss surgical procedures for both women and men. Dr. Beltre and his team will create a comprehensive weight loss plan considering the current medical concerns of the patient, including PCOS. Patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities in The Sunshine State have an opportunity to receive weight loss procedures from the diligent and solid Dr. Beltre.
Hormonal Imbalance and Weight Gain
Although the causes of PCOS remain unknown, but most experts are of the opinion that hormonal imbalance in women is the key underlying problem. If the woman has PCOS, her ovaries will produce more androgens than normal. High androgen levels can lead to weight, and the converse may also happen. In other words, women who are overweight may develop higher androgen levels, leading to PCOS.
Researchers believe that insulin hormone may also be linked to PCOS. Too much insulin in a woman’s body may increase the production of androgens. This will again lead to weight gain. Bariatric surgery will not only reduce the body weight, but it may also provide indirect benefits in terms of improving the hormonal balance. Such improvements can help address the symptoms of PCOS.
Weight Loss and PCOS
PCOS has no specific cure, which means it must be managed through weight loss and lifestyle modifications. One of the goals should be to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease by focusing of PCOS treatments.
Many women with PCOS are obese or overweight. Weight loss surgery and lifestyle changes, including healthy diet and exercise can help keep the body weight at a healthy level. Bariatric surgery is designed to reduce the stomach’s capacity for food and curb the patient’s urge to eat. As the stomach fills up quickly with smaller quantity of food, it will help to reduce weight significantly.
Weight loss surgery combined with a scientific nutritional program can successfully treat PCOS in many cases. Studies have found that over half the PCOS patients will have diabetes or pre-diabetes before the age of 40. They are also a higher risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, depression, and heart disease.
Experienced and tremendous bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas for weight loss procedures.
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Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.