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WTF? PCOS : PCOS & Heart Health

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Aditi Guha

Feb 22nd

WTF? PCOS : PCOS & Heart Health↓

One what (symptom), one tip and one feature to heal your PCOS and lose that weight this week

What :

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women and with PCOS the risk increases by 2 times. This is due to the higher levels of insulin and androgens, increased abdominal visceral fat, increased body weight, and increased incidence of sleep apnea.

Tip :

  1. Get tested for Sleep Apnea
    • Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, which is 10x more common in women with PCOS.
    • Sleep apnea increases risk factors like insulin resistance, inflammation, and unhealthy cholesterol levels.
  2. Get tested for key markers:
    • C-reactive protein (inflammation marker)
    • LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol)
    • HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol)
    • HbA1c (blood sugar control)
    • Blood pressure
    • 70% of women with PCOS have high LDL and low HDL, raising heart disease risk.
  3. Engage in both aerobic and anaerobic exercise:
    • Aerobic exercise helps heart health, while anaerobic exercise builds muscle and resilience.

Feature :

When Sania (name changed) came to work with me, she was struggling with high BP, High LDL and low HDL. She was in her 40s and was peri-menopausal. She tried low fat, low sodium and even moved to plant based diet to solve for it but it didn't help. When we worked together, I actually figured the root cause was her blood sugar and inflammation.

Through our collaborative work, we identified the root cause of her issues: blood sugar dysregulation and inflammation. By customizing her diet to address these factors, Sania was able to successfully manage her health and discontinue blood pressure medication for the first time in her life.

Personalized approaches with a PCOS nutritionist, who understands the unique hormonal interplay in PCOS, can lead to transformative results like Sania's.

If you have any question on this topic, pls feel free to write back to this email.

All my love

Aditi

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