Signs of Thyroid issues with PCOS: Dietitian explains

From irregular periods to increased mood swings, here are a few signs of Thyroid issues with PCOS.

Published on Apr 18, 2024 03:55 PM IST 6 Photos

Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a condition where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount pf Androgen, leading to cyst formation in the ovaries. Menstrual irregularity, acne, obesity and mood swings are some of the common symptoms of PCOS. Thyroid issues such as Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism are also common in women with PCOS. Dietitian Tallene Hacatoryan shared a few signs of Thyroid issues with PCOS that we should be aware of.(Freepik)

Hypothyroidism has a negative impact on the metabolism of the body, leading to weight gain. With PCOS and insulin resistance, it becomes further difficult to shed weight. (Shutterstock)

The combination of low thyroid hormone levels, blood sugar, insulin resistance and cortisol levels does not allow the body to use energy effectively, leading to fatigue. (Shutterstock)


Low thyroid hormones also affect the neurotransmitters leading to symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. This further makes mood swings worse. (Unsplash)

Regulation of reproductive hormones such as FSH and LH are disrupted by Hypothyroidism – this can affect the menstrual cycle, leading to irregular periods. (Shutterstock )