With PCOS, there’s an increased risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, insulin resistance, diabetes, all things that can put us at risk for heart disease. So, I wanted to start a campaign to make people aware of these metabolic connections.
Ashley Levinson is a well-known PCOS advocate. She joins the podcast to talk about her viral online campaign called #Heart4PCOS which educates women on the connection between PCOS and heart disease.
She wants us to know that PCOS affects many different systems and organs of the body, including the heart. Unfortunately, this is not well known in mainstream health care so she is passionate about spreading awareness.
Learn how you can join in the #Heart4PCOS campaign and advocate for better research and education around this very important issue.
In February, you can participate in #Heart4PCOS by doing the following:
Post your photo on social media using the following steps:
- Wear red & upload a photo
- Use #Heart4PCOS hashtag
- Tag your family, friends, and doctors!
- Post photos between 2/1 – 2/29
You can also add a frame to your Facebook profile pic:
- Click to edit your profile photo
- Click add frame
- Search frames #Heart4PCOS & #TurnTealtoRed
- Save changes
Listen to the podcast as we discuss:
- The misnomer is that PCOS is something that occurs in women only in their reproductive years and only involves our reproductive system.
- How to speak with your doctor about PCOS and your cardiovascular health.
- What tests are needed to monitor your heart health?
- How to participate in the #Heart4PCOS campaign.
- How to turn it red for “PCOS and heart disease.