Are Thyroid Conditions Complicating Your PCOS? Part I

Those of us with PCOS can be prone to an under-active thyroid gland – a condition also called hypothyroidism.
 
This disorder may lead to an increase in free testosterone, the latter being one of the factors contributing to PCOS symptoms such as infertility, polycystic ovaries, excess facial and body hair, male pattern hair loss and acne. Women with hypothyroidism are also more likely to have the classic PCOS symptom of velvety, hyper pigmented skin folds called acanthosis nigrans.
 
The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck in front of the windpipe. It makes, stores and releases two hormones – T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). Thyroid hormones set your metabolic “thermostat.” If hypothyroidism has switched that thermostat to “low”, it can be very difficult to lose or control weight for better management of PCOS.
 
Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue or weakness, weight gain, menstrual problems, lower body temperature and cold hands and feet as well as inability to focus, constipation, depression, muscle aches, brittle nails, dry skin and hair loss.
 
Thyroid disease is usually diagnosed by a combination of symptoms, labs tests and a doctor’s exam to screen thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Be aware, however, that TSH doesn’t always respond correctly to low thyroid hormone levels.
 
Consult your doctor if you think you may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism because it could be complicating your PCOS problems, especially if you have a weight problem in spite of consistent efforts with diet and exercise.


Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

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Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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