In the Teen Mom OG episode “Suns Out, Buns Out,” while Cheyenne Floyd has a meltdown at her family’s BBQ, and Bristol Palin has “major anxiety” about moving back to Austin with her ex, Dakota Meyer, Maci Bookout is trying to change the world. In Washington, D.C., the 27-year-old mother of three addresses a crowd to talk about her struggles with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It’s a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Fellow reality TV star Whitney Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life also suffers from PCOS.
While a college student, Thore was diagnosed with PCOS which caused her to gain 200 pounds in one year. According to the Mayo Clinic, the exact cause of PCOS is unknown but three factors may play a role: excess of insulin, low-grade inflammation, and heredity. Teen Mom OG airs Mondays at 9 pm on MTV, right before Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant.
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#PCOS Awareness has to happen now to ensure #women and #girls do not have to go through another day, month or year of silent suffering! That’s why I am joining @pcoschallenge May 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for The first ever #PCOSAdvocacyDay to raise more awareness, funding, education and research for PCOS! pcoschallenge.org and myself along with constituents, advocates, patients and organizations will join together in support of #legislation for more awareness, funding and #research for #PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The lack of resources, funding, education & support contributes to many of the epidemics facing #womenshealth today! We Need your help! It’s time to End The Silence about #PCOS Join in and raise your voice with us. Learn More and Register: https://pcoschallenge.org/pcos-advocacy-day/ Or if you cant make it to DC write a letter to be delivered to your legislator on Capitol Hill Submit your Letter : pcos.ch/write-rep-2018