Ask an expert

24 Jul 2005

PCOS and possible cure?
I was recently diagnosed with IRS after asking for a check up, due to putting on over 30kgs. The weight gain is due to a very bad and fat filled diet. After being diagnosed with PCOS, I did some enquiries and found it the IRS is responsible for the development of my PCOS. I guess my question is this: once I have lost the excess weight and cause my IRS to return to a normal level, will this cure my PCOS? Many thanks!
Answer 322 views

01 Jan 0001

Insulin resistance is associated with PCOS and losing weight and changing your diet will certainly help with the symptoms and control them, but will not necessarily cure it.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9380 votes
67% - 19432 votes