PCOS is a hormone imbalance
found in reproductive age women. Often, women with PCOS produce too much insulin to digest sugars. That higher insulin causes the hypothalamus
gland to suppress estrogen in the ovaries and raise testosterone
, the male hormone that creates the bulky shape, hair growth and hair loss in male patterns, stops ovulation and can produce cysts.
"Those same hormones can cause difficulties with they way they can manufacture or metabolize sugars and starches so these women can tend to be overweight.
This is a complex endocrine disease
that requires special attention from your doctors and possibly attention from a endocrinologist. The trouble is that weight gain also causes the other symptoms and associated conditions to get worse. The other problems that you may be dealing with include irregular periods
and diabetes. Both of these conditions are seen in high prevalence in patients with PCOS. Weight gain will make your periods more irregular and your diabetes more difficult to control. Conversely, weight loss can improve these problems. In addition to weight loss, the medication metformin can also be useful in making your periods more regular and your diabetes in better control (if you have these problems at all) and if you don't have diabetes then,it takes care of hyperinsulinemia
This is a complex endocrine disease that requires special attention from your doctors and the best option would be to consult a endocrinologist
,as he would be a better suited person to tackle all other associated issues that PCOS can cause.