Since Sandra Kubicka learned about her diagnosis of PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome in 2019 – she decided to use her popularity to raise public awareness of the disease. The model bluntly described to fans the reality of living with hormonal disorders. Now, however, she has shared the good news – including the effects of a year’s struggle for health.
“They told me I was gobbling and partying.” The model struggled with the disease
Although it is estimated that polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most popular hormonal disorders in young women (it affects up to 15% of them), many of them are not aware of the problem for a long time. It was similar with Sandra Kubicka – when she gained 17 kg due to her disease and started to have dermatological problems, representatives of the modeling industry accused her of neglecting, and even … taking drugs.
In an interview with Ofeminin, she also told about the process of diagnosis and the harmful comments she had heard:
“I was vilified by agents in the States, that I take drugs that’s why I have pimples on my face, and because of clients, that I eat and party that’s why I’m fat. They fired me, and yet I had no idea where it was coming from. I caught it totally down I didn’t go into any of my things from my own wardrobe “- Kubicka confessed then
She also listed the first symptoms of the problem that made her see a specialist.
“It first appeared 17 extra kilos collected water, cellulite all over the body, subcutaneous tubers and empyema. I was unbearable with my humor, a dark hair started to grow on my stomach, like a man. Additionally, I didn’t have my period and that’s why I went to the doctor “- said Kubicka
Unfortunately, doctors in the USA ignored the symptoms, and Sandra did not receive the correct diagnosis and appropriate help until in Poland. Now, three years later, she is happy with their effects.
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“A year ago I had pimples and insulin resistance”
“A lot can change in a year” – the model begins her entry. “A year ago I had insulin resistance, pimples all over my mouth, I was swollen, I didn’t have ovulation or menstruation” – she lists, explaining that all her initiatives focused on caring for health and wellness are her ways to share this faith with fans. “The results are the best evidence,” he says, presenting the video of the effects of training and treatment.
She also called on her observers not to give up in the fight for health and well-being: “This path is never easy and it is certainly even harder when you fight an illness. motivations stuck somewhere, it will all work out. A lot has changed in a year, and it’s not over yet. Who’s with me? ” – he asks.
Many women who also struggle with PCOS replied in the comments:
- “I am struggling with it too. It is getting better and better, I still got elevated cortisol, psychotherapy, drugs” – describes one of them.
- “I had it all too. Depression, increased testosterone” – replied Sandra Kubicka.
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What is PCOS?
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) are hormonal disorders that negatively affect the functioning of the ovaries.
Although numerous follicles are formed there, in which the egg cell matures, but usually it does not reach the fallopian tube (where, for example, fertilization could occur). The vesicles themselves die and turn into small cysts [źródło: MedOnet]
The most common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include:
- Rare, irregular or absent periods. However, this disease can also occur with normal menstruation
- Intense premenstrual syndrome. The symptoms include: flatulence, pelvic pain, back pain
- Trouble getting pregnant (mainly due to rare or no ovulation)
- Skin problems related to high amounts of androgens (male sex hormones) such as acne, seborrhea, alopecia, male facial hair (hirsutism), androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness).
- It shows up half the time excessive tendency to gain weight. Fat tissue concentrated mainly in the lower body (central obesity).
See also: Polycystic ovary syndrome