PCOS Weight Gain, Kidney Stones and High Blood Pressure

Overweight women with PCOS who suffer from kidney stones have a greater chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) – the key increased risk factor for stroke, which kills more women than men each year.
Previous reports have tied kidney stones to elevated blood pressure – one of a cluster of danger signs for the increased risk of heart disease called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X).
Dr. Daniel Gillen and colleagues at the University of California in Irvine analyzed data from 919 patients with kidney stones, plus 19,120 subjects without a history of kidney stones who were included in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The subjects’ body mass index (BMI), a means of measuring levels of weight from normal to overweight and obese, was also taken into account.
Women who had a history of kidney stones were 69% more likely to report they also had high blood pressure, the researchers reported.
As the subject’s BMI reading rose, the difference in blood pressure between kidney stone-formers and non-stone-formers increased. Among those with the highest BMIs, kidney stone-formers had an average increase of 7.62 mm Hg in the top blood pressure reading and 4.36 mm Hg in the bottom reading.
The results suggest that overweight women with kidney stones may have a significantly higher risk of illness and death associated with this condition.
Stroke or a heart attack can result from Metabolic Syndrome, which is strongly linked with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Regular exercise when combined with a balanced, nutritious diet can help reverse an underlying cause of obesity, namely the imbalance of blood glucose and insulin called Insulin Resistance. By reversing Insulin Resistance, you can facilitate PCOS weight loss.

Next Steps

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