Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s oldest daughter Gracie shared her diagnosis of a disease called polycystic ovarian syndrome with her Instagram followers last night (3/1).
Gracie wrote along with a picture of herself wearing a mask, “I just wanted to share really quick that I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). To get the correct diagnosis you would need 2 out of the 5 characteristics of PCOS, and I had 3. During my appointment with my endocrinologist, I realized that may have been a factor in my issues with weight, so we decided to try a medicine to regulate my body more normally and create the tools to continue to keep my body and myself healthy as I get older.”
She continued in the lengthy post, “I’m learning to navigate the new blemishes but I don’t think that I would have ever allowed myself to go to a doctors appointment like this unless I had taken the correct steps toward my mental health, because as much as physical health is important, mental goes hand and hand. Sending love to those who are struggling with something similar or literally anything at all. Mental health is freaking hard !! It’s a long road, but we can get through it. I share my experience to hope my situation has reached someone who can relate ❤️❤️ ps. The medicine I’m taking has given me a body I haven’t had in years (maybe ever?). It’s weird to navigate, but I’m finding ways to love her.”
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, according to Google, is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is not well understood but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms include menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity.