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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the most common health conditions women suffer from. Bollywood celebrities who have battled with it - from Sara Ali Khan to Sonam Kapoor - have come out in the open and talked about it as well. Here's what they had to say.
Recently, Shruti shared a work-out video, in which she opened up about her struggle with PCOS. She wrote, “I’ve been facing some of the worst hormonal issues with my PCOS and endometriosis - women know it’s a tough fight with imbalance and bloating and metabolic challenges - but instead of looking at it as a fight, I choose to accept is as natural movement that my body goes through to do its best.”
Sharing her journey with PCOS, Alaya told Hindustan Times, “I have very bad polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I have to stay fit to keep my skin good and hormones in check.”
Over an Instagram video, Sonam said, “I have been suffering from it for several years, since I was like 14 or 15 years old. It has been the bane of my existence. I have gone to several doctors, several naturopaths, dieticians, nutritionists…right now, I am in a good place.”
On Koffee With Karan, Sara revealed that she was 96 kg due to PCOD and her hormone levels were high. She told Elle, “For me, the most functional way to deal with PCOD is to eat healthy, sleep in a regimented way- try to regularise your body clock and to get in a certain about of work out every day.”
Masaba has been suffering from PCOS for the past 7-8 years, and the designer has always been vocal about it. Sharing her routine, she wrote, “My 7-9am workout/walk/yoga is non-negotiable… also no ordering in outside food on a weekday! This has helped me nearly cure PCOD, get off medication, focus better and enjoy time off with the food and drink I love with friends and family.”
Kareena was also diagnosed with PCOS, and adapting to regular exercise and proper diet helped her deal with the health condition.
Model and actress Himanshi had also opened up on PCOS recently, saying, "During PCOS, your body weight keeps fluctuating. Sometimes you lose weight and sometimes you gain weight. My blood pressure also fluctuates. My BP levels sometimes drop so much that I have to take oxygen for three hours.”