‘Pretty Little Liars’ star gained 70 pounds in 1 year, claims 15 doctors couldn't properly diagnosis her
10.08.2023 - 18:13
"Pretty Little Liars" quickly became one of the most talked about shows on television when it premiered in 2010. Actress Sasha Pieterse was only 13 when she started playing the presumably murdered, 15-year-old "queen-bee" Alison DiLaurentis. A few years later, she would start to notice changes in her health, particularly her metabolism.
"The changes that were happening to me were documented on camera…At 17, I gained 70 pounds in the year…for no reason… There was no explanation for it," she revealed on the "The Squeeze" podcast with actor Taylor Lautner and his wife, also Taylor Lautner. "I went to over 15 gynecologists… One gynecologist told me to my face that I was lying," the actress admitted. "That I must be eating terribly, and I must be doing everything wrong because ‘look at you,’ was essentially what he said." "I just wanted somebody to test my blood… It was the most frustrating experience…and disheartening because no matter what I did, no matter how well I behaved, no matter how great I treated my body, things were actually getting worse rather than better.
It was very, very confusing," she explained. Pieterse said she was eventually referred to an endocrinologist, who was able to diagnosis her with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) practically right away. PCOS is defined by the Mayo Clinic as being a "problem with hormones that happens during the reproductive years.
If you have PCOS, you may not have periods very often. Or you may have periods that last many days. You may also have too much of a hormone called androgen in your body." Another common side effect is weight gain.
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