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If you have polycystic ovary syndrome does it stop you from losing weight on a diet?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone.
A low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Yes high Insulin and high estrogen can keep you from losing weight these hormonal imbalances also inhibit thyroid function.

In brief: Yes

Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone.
A low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Yes high Insulin and high estrogen can keep you from losing weight these hormonal imbalances also inhibit thyroid function.
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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine

In brief: No

It can make it harder if you have untreated Insulin resistance, though.

In brief: No

It can make it harder if you have untreated Insulin resistance, though.
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