Hey there Sis! We're here to share something super important with you about PCOS (that's polycystic ovarian syndrome) and how it can affect your heart.
Dr. Erin Michos, an expert doctor from the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, has some valuable insights to help you understand the connection between PCOS, your heart, and how you can take charge of your health. Let's dive in!
PCOS comes with tricky stuff like irregular periods and acne. But did you know it can also mess with your blood pressure and raise your risk for diabetes? Dr. Michos wants you to be aware of these hidden challenges.
PCOS, Diabetes, and Your Heart
Ever heard of insulin resistance? It's when your body has trouble handling insulin, which can lead to diabetes. And guess what? Many women with PCOS deal with this. Dr. Michos explains how this can affect your heart health and why it's important to pay attention.
Belly Fat and Heart Health
Sometimes, PCOS can bring extra weight, especially around your belly. Dr. Michos talks about how this belly fat can affect your heart, making it extra important to keep an eye on.
The Shocking Heart Risk
Here's something you need to know: women with PCOS are twice as likely to have heart problems in the future. Dr. Michos wants you to take steps to protect your heart from these risks.
What You Can Do
Don't worry, there's good news too! Dr. Michos says you can make a difference with simple choices. Eating healthy foods and getting active can really help lower your risk of heart problems.
Join the PCOS30 Program
Before we go, we want to tell you about something awesome – the PCOS30 Program. It's like a supportive team that's got your back on your PCOS journey. With the PCOS30 Program, you're on your way to a healthier heart and a happier you.
Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Your heart matters, and we're here to help you take care of it while dealing with PCOS. If you want to know more, make sure to talk to a healthcare expert – they've got your best interests at heart!
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1) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: How Your Ovaries Can Affect Your Heart
2) Erin Donnelly Michos, M.D., M.H.S.