The majority of people with PCOS have insulin resistance or high insulin levels, which can have long term health effects that go beyond fertility.
Insulin resistance can make it harder for people to maintain and healthy weight and may lead to other co-morbidities like type 2 diabetes.
For some women, insulin resistance may even play a role in developing PCOS, as well as exacerbating symptoms.
Being diagnosed with insulin resistance on top of PCOS adds salt to the wound, however, research has shown that with the right lifestyle approach, insulin-resistant PCOS can be naturally treated to alleviate symptoms.
This is good news. Looking at PCOS through the lens of insulin resistance offers more treatment options so that you can live a symptom free life, without the need for medication.
If you're curious to know more about this topic, check out the full article on Yoppie where we discuss everything you need to know about insulin-resistant PCOS.
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