Victoria Monet Opens Up About Body Changes and PCOS Struggle

Embracing her journey with PCOS, Victoria Monet shares a candid reflection on her body's transformation, shedding light on the challenges and encouraging self-acceptance among women facing similar struggles.

Singer Victoria Monet recently shared an image of herself performing at Coachella in her Instagram stories. She got vulnerable about the changes in her body due to her PCOS diagnosis. 

She wrote above the photo that she had "gained a lot of weight," adding, “I usually am so critical and frustrated by it because PCOS has me really messed up, but optimistically at least now there’s two moons on the stage,” she added a crying face emoji.

Monet detailed the changes in her body and said, “It [the weight] went a lot of places lol face, arms, tummy and most effectively… datassss.”

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The 34-year-old’s PCOS diagnosis makes her the 1. Statistically, 1 out of 10 women who are of childbearing age are affected by the reproductive hormonal imbalance. PCOS can cause problems with the menstrual cycle and can lead to the formation of multiple ovarian cysts. It can also cause infertility because of complications the hormonal imbalance causes in the ovaries, according to the Office on Women's Health. In addition to weight gain, symptoms of PCOS can include irregular or absent periods, excessive facial hair, and acne.

Monet is handling her diagnosis with grace. And the way she’s so transparent about her struggle with PCOS can hopefully make other women who deal with it be kinder to themselves about the effects.

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