Why PCOS Women are at Risk When Weight Gain Shifts with Age

Younger women tend to gain weight on their thighs and hips. But after menopause, weight gain often shifts to the midsection, increasing the chance of developing the cluster of risk factors for heart disease called metabolic syndrome or syndrome x.

Those of us with the hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS are already at greater risk of the onset of metabolic syndrome. Symptoms of the latter condition can include high blood pressure, increased levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol and reduced HDL “good” cholesterol.

An expanding waist measurement is now thought by many doctors to be a more accurate predictor of a heart attack than overall weight. Heart disease kills up to six times more women than all forms of cancer combined.

It’s not all bad news however. Luckily, deep abdominal fat, which is stored around our internal organs, responds more quickly to regular exercise than other kinds of fat.

So you have two choices. Either work out a safe exercise program based on the advice of your doctor in conjunction with your PCOS. Or, if you’re experiencing success, be sure to stick with the exercise regime you already follow to help better manage PCOS symptoms like weight gain and avoid the onset of metabolic syndrome.


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.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

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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