Sara Ali Khan, born to Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh recently made her first appearance on director producer Karan Johar’s popular chat show Koffee with Karan! There Sara Ali Khan spoke about her battle with PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It’s often also referred to as PCOD.
Sara used to weight 96 kgs
Sara Ali Khan is the daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh. While talking about her battle with weight, the actor said, “I was 96 kgs, and I had PCOD. Because of that, I put on the amount of weight that I did. And it made it very hard for me to lose weight.”
After watching Sara Ali Khan’s old pictures and videos, one can easily figure that she looks nothing like this today. In fact, for this generation, Sara has been one of the most inspiring celebrities as far as fitness is concerned.
Sara is making her Bollywood debut with ‘Kedarnath’, which also stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead roles. Kedarnath, a Hindi romantic drama film, is slated to hit screens on December 7, 2018, two weeks before the release of Sara’s second film Simmba, opposite Ranveer Singh. Talking about her weight issues due to PCOD, Sara said the condition made it hard for her to lose weight since it’s a hormonal problem. Also Read: Sonali Bendre Goes Bald, Shares Picture & Inspiring Post on Instagram! Check Out!
What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that affects women in their reproductive years. Reportedly, the common endocrine condition affects 1 in 10 women in India. Globally, over 10 million women suffer from PCOS. PCOS, if left, untreated, can lead to infertility and other complications.
What are the signs and symptoms of PCOS?
The signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include
- Irregular periods
- Ovarian cysts
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Acne, oily skin
- Thinning hair
- Excessive body hair
- Pelvic pain
- Type 2 diabetes
How is PCOS treated? Can it be cured?
While there is no cure, PCOS is treatable. There’s a variety of lifestyle options you can practice in order to keep the symptoms down.
Weight loss is the first line of intervention most doctors recommend for women suffering with PCOS. Losing just about 10% of body fat, will reduce the PCOS symptoms by a massive 75%.
It is said that more than 70 per cent of women with PCOS develop diabetes before the age of 40 years. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, however, certain factors like excess insulin, low-grade inflammation, and genetics are believed to play a role in the development of the hormonal disorder.
Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer of the uterine lining, etc. There is no cure for PCOS, but there are treatments that can help. Making healthier lifestyle choices such as eating a nourishing diet can help regulate your hormones and your menstrual cycle as well as aid in the management of your symptoms.
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