TV presenter Lalla Hirayama says that living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not easy
She made the comment on Instagram this week.
“Living with #PCOS isn’t easy. The challenges usually feel insurmountable and it becomes emotional and mental as well as physical,” she wrote.
Lalla embarked on a national campaign last year aimed at educating women about PCOS, which is a condition that causes women to produce high amounts of male hormones.
The condition makes it harder for them to fall pregnant. One in 10 women reportedly have PCOS.
Lalla told the Sunday Times ‘Lifestyle’ that being diagnosed with the condition felt like a death sentence
“The saddest thing about PCOS is that it often goes undiagnosed. The symptoms mimic regular premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms – weight gain, bloating, acne, headaches, body pain – so I thought it was just a phase. But I had acne on my chest, back and neck, and hair in unwanted places, so eventually I couldn’t ignore it,” she said in the September 2018 interview.
She joined forces with her uncle, Dr Russell Cooper, to create a supplement that can help with metabolic- and hormonal dysfunctions.
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