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LOOK: Celebrities Who Suffered From PCOS (PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome). Here's What They Do To Treat It!

Are you suffering from irregular or no menstrual period, heavy period, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin?

If your answer is yes, then that is a sign of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. It is a hormonal imbalance in which androgens (male hormones) is elevated in women.

Once a month, ovaries typically released egg cells but for those women suffering from PCOS it doesn't happen regularly, this leads to cyst-like formation in the ovaries.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is most likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors involve obesity, not enough physical exercise, and a family history of someone with the condition.  

Diagnosis is based on two of the following three finding: no ovulation, high androgen levels, and ovarian cysts. Cysts may be detected by ultrasound.Associated conditions may include type 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, mood disorders and endometrial cancer.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is most common among women between the ages of 18 and 44. It is one of the leading causes of poor fertility.

Even Hollywood and Filipino celebrities are not exempted from this disease. 

Here’s the list of celebrities who are diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,

1. Kristine Hermosa-  is a Spanish Filipina actress. She is well known for portraying the role of Ynamorata "Yna" Macaspac in the prime time drama series, Pangako Sa ’Yo. She is the wife of Filipino Actor Oyo Boy Sotto. Her Mother in-law Dina Bonnevie revealed that she suffered from PCOS. However, she was able to overcome it, she now have four children, 2 adopted kids and 2 others are biological children.

2. Jillian Michaels-  is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California.Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. She was also criticized at one time for her negative opinion about becoming pregnant, but later disclosed that she herself also suffered from endometriosis and PCOS and also worried about special medications and treatment her case would also require if she became pregnant.

3. Emma Thompson -  is a British actress and screenwriter. She is known for her portrayals of reticent women, often in period dramas and literary adaptations, and playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony. She is considered one of Britain's most accomplished actresses. She suffered a miscarriage and then battled infertility for many years. She opted for in-vitro fertility (IVF) treatments and gave birth to Gaia in 1999. She had many fertility issues and possibly PCOS that led to those issues.

4. Jools Oliver- She is a published author, TV runner, former model, PA, and full-time wife. She experienced several problems conceiving. She confessed that she had always been suffering from irregular periods and even had polycystic ovaries. She took fertility medicine “Clomid” and eventually she managed to conceive.

5. Rebecca Atkinson-  is an English actress and model best known for playing Karen Maguire in Shameless from 2004 until 2013 when the series ended. Her blood test and ultrasound confirmed she was suffering from PCOS. She mentioned she had always been experiencing irregular periods and other PCOS symptoms. Fortunately, her symptoms are mild.

6. Victoria Beckham- is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls, and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops. She is also married to David Beckham, and they have four children. She was never private about her suffering from PCOS and she takes special measures to keep an ideal body weight. She used to have issues with infertility, but she’s now a hot mommy of three sons and a baby girl.

Unfortunately, PCOS has no cure, so treatment may involve lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise. Doctors may prescribe birth control pills to improve regular periods, excess hair growth, and acne. Metformin and anti-androgens may also help. For those people who are trying to get pregnant and improve fertility includes weight loss, clomiphene or metformin may be used. In vitro fertilization is used by some in whom other measures are not effective.

How about you netizens, do you also have symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Or have you diagnosed with it? Share your thoughts with us!

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