PCOS and Strength Training for Fat Loss |
PCOS, often referred to as hyperandrogenism, is characterized by the imbalance of female sex hormones - estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance can lead to cysts that grow on the ovaries and can cause a number of symptoms and side effects. Whilst these cysts are not harmful as such, they can lead to hormone imbalances that trigger a number of metabolic side effects. The condition is thought to be genetic - if your mother or sister has it then are you have an increased chance of having it too. This illness can affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age so is relatively common. Women of any age (pre-menopause) can be affected - sometimes it is temporary and sometimes it is long lasting.