The Role of Insulin and Testosterone in the Weight Gain of PCOS and Menopause

Struggling with hormonal weight gain around your middle? It’s a common problem with PCOS and menopause but it’s not caused by estrogen.

In women, estrogen is beneficial for weight loss. The abdominal weight gain of PCOS and menopause is more likely to be caused by insulin and testosterone.

Let’s take a closer look.

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4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart)

Types of PCOS

To treat PCOS, you need to know what’s driving it. In other words, you need to know the different types of PCOS.

You could have insulin-resistant PCOS, post-pill PCOS (which is temporary), inflammatory PCOS, or the far less common adrenal PCOS.

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What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS and endometriosis are two very different conditions but they’re also very common. That means it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time.

Learn about the symptoms of PCOS and endometriosis and what to do if you have both conditions.

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Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

is it PCOS or hypothalamic amenorrheaIf you’ve lost your period, you may have noticed it’s tough to get the right diagnosis.

First, you’re told you have the hormonal condition PCOS, but then you’re told you might have hypothalamic amenorrhea.

What is the difference between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea?

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