If you’ve ever been diagnosed with a hormonal disorder, or any other kind of condition of the endocrine system, you know full well just how complex of a system it is. Certainly, women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or ovarian cysts know it without a doubt. The hormones of our body are responsible for so many functions, and interact with each other in so many ways, that what might seem like a “minor” hormonal imbalance can put the whole body out of whack!
That’s very much so with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or ovarian cysts. The most common of all women’s hormonal conditions, affecting somewhere between five and ten percent of all women of childbearing age, this condition manifests in so many different ways, doctors often have a hard time diagnosing it. Symptoms can be anything from weight gain to infertility, from baldness to excessive hair growth. At its root, though, the condition is caused by Insulin Resistance, wherein the body loses its ability to properly absorb glucose, and the entire hormonal system is thrown off kilter.
Acne and Obesity: A Surprising Study
Two of the most obvious and classic signs of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts are obesity and acne. The former is caused when that glucose, rather than being converted into energy, is converted into fat. The latter is a result of askew hormone levels. But what is a bit bewildering about this condition is that these two conditions do not always go hand in hand.
In fact, a surprising study reveals that obese women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or ovarian cysts are much less likely to have acne; they have more problems with ovulation, but the skin problems are not as extreme. Women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or ovarian cysts and remain thin, however, are much more likely to struggle with acne.
This study, of course, indicates exactly why this condition is often so difficult to diagnose, but there is no reason to lost hope. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts are severe, but also reversible!
Coping with PCOS
The thing to remember about this condition is that it is rooted, fundamentally, in Insulin Resistance. What this means is that the effects of the illness can be combated simply be engaging in a healthier lifestyle, increased levels of exercise, and also a more balanced diet.
Insulite Laboratories, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of excess weight gain and obesity, plus Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular damage called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) as well as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
Recognizing that there are millions of people who need help, Insulite Labs has designed what is considered the most effective systematic approach to reversing Insulin Resistance and these associated disorders. Insulite Laboratories is recognized worldwide for developing systems to address the underlying causes of Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), excess weight/obesity, pre-diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes.
For more information about ovarian cysts, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and research links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed, MD's, Medical Doctors, ND's, Naturopathic Doctors and more, visit us at www.pcos.insulitelabs.com.
PCOS, Acne, and Obesity… A Surprising Connection?