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Have weight gain, stretching skin. Have PCOS. What can be done?

hello my name is Ana ( Unmarried ) i m 26 , height is 5 5 , weight 91kg ( 1 year back i was 69kg ) actually i m suffering from sudden variation in weight gain , couple of days back i had restricted diet but no results last from 2 years m doing aerobics resulting temporary weight loss but within weak it gets doubled from the past i had. i m patient of PCOS as well , that can be a reason of sudden weight gain ? another problem has been noticed that my skin is stretching badly n resulting stretch marks on my body , why is that ? m totally fed up of doing gym n diet cause no result have been noticed... please help me to stop my weight gain issue n tell me how to cure
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hi Ana,

Thanks for seeking help from healthcare magic.

Ana, the main reason for your excessive weight gain and difficulty in reducing it is due to PCOS. The strech marks are also due to the fact that you have gained excessive weight within a small span of time. More than six out of every 10 women who have PCOS are also overweight.

The good news is that women with PCOS can actually win the struggle against weight gain. If you have PCOS, certain lifestyle changes can help you shed pounds and reduce the disease's severity. you should ideally consult a gynecologist, so that she can put on medications for PCOS.

In addition to taking medication, adding healthy habits into your lifestyle can help you keep your weight under control:

Eat a high-fiber, low-sugar diet. Load up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed and fatty foods to keep your blood sugar levels in check. If you’re having trouble eating healthy on your own, talk to a dietitian.
Eat four to six small meals throughout the day, rather than three large meals. This will help control your blood sugar levels.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day on most, if not all, days of the week.
Work with your doctor to track your cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
If you smoke, get involved in a program that can help you quit.

with the combination of medications & life style changes, you will definitely lose weight.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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