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I have been diagnosed with PCOS, Is it possible to reduce my weight in the middle at all ?

Hi Doctor , I have been diagnosed with PCOS @ the age of 18. I?m 26 now. i have put on a lot of weight around my middle, and it looks next to impossible to do anything to reduce the same. I am a 5 footer and weigh 54 Kgs. Although my BMI is close to 24, most of my weight is concentrated on the middle. Yes, I always look 5 months pregnant . I gained around 10 kg in the last 1 year. I have borderline cholesterol, and was advised life style modification. My periods are irregular right from the start. I have a 4 year old. Please suggest a remedy for my weight problem. Is it possible to reduce my weight in the middle at all ?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Jul 2010
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Answered: Fri, 23 Jul 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Obesity is a part of PCOS and leads to deposition of excessive fat in body due to hormonal imbalance. In PCOS the successfull weight loss is the most effective way to restore menstruation. You should exercise regularly and consume low carbohydrate diet. You should have a diet in which significant part of carbohydrates is recieved from fruits, vegetables and whole grain sources. Consult a dietician to get a diet chart for yourself. Consistent diet control and exercise would help you reduce weight. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 16 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Indira,
Welcome to HCM.
One of the effects of polycystic ovaries is over weight.
Do regular light exercise as well as tummy reducing exercises. This will at least help you to limit tummy protrusion. Restrict intake of food rich in fat. Avoid fast (Junk) food. Drink plenty of water, eat more of green fresh vegetables.
Lipo Suction is another method of loosing body fat, especially in the middle.
Wish you all the best.
Answered: Mon, 17 Oct 2011
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