Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women, affecting an estimated 12-21% of Australian women of reproductive age. Around 70% are undiagnosed. Once thought of as just a fertility problem, it is now known that PCOS is a metabolic disorder with serious health consequences including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
Lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise and weight loss are recommended as the first line of treatment for women with PCOS. By understanding the pathophysiology and management of PCOS, and the importance of physical activity, exercise professionals can play an important role in helping these women to manage their condition.
- Understand the pathophysiology of PCOS
- Be aware of the common symptoms of PCOS and how it is diagnosed
- Be able to explain the metabolic consequences and health risks of PCOS
- Understand the key management areas for women with PCOS
- Be familiar with the evidence-based guidelines for PCOS
- Recognise the importance of lifestyle intervention in the management of women with PCOS
- Be familiar with the current dietary and exercise recommendations for women with PCOS
- Appreciate the emotional health aspects of PCOS and how this may impact on the ability of a woman with PCOS to undertake lifestyle changes
- Be able to provide appropriate exercise advice to women with PCOS
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