Lea Michele Comes Forward With Her Struggle With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Claiming to be in the 'healthiest place in her entire life,' the 'Scream Queens' actress reveals she was diagnosed with the hormone imbalance after dealing with weight gain and bad skin.

AceShowbiz - Lea Michele has opened up about her struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

In a new interview with Health magazine, the former "Glee" star explained she was diagnosed with the hormone imbalance after struggling with acne and a fluctuating weight a few years ago.

"The side effects can be brutal - like weight gain and bad skin," she shared. "Growing up, I had terrible skin. I went on (acne medication) Accutane three times. I was put on every medication that you could imagine to help my skin. Luckily, birth control was a saviour for me when I was in my teens."

"And then when I was in my late 20s, I realised I wanted to detox my body of all medications. That's when everything happened - the return to bad skin and, this time, weight gain."

Admitting she "didn't know what was going on," the star eventually visited a female doctor who recognised her symptoms immediately and advised her on how to control the condition.

"I went to a great doctor, and the minute she looked at me, she was like, 'Oh, you have PCOS.' It explained everything," the "Scream Queens" actress continued. "Through diet, I have been able to manage it. But I am very fortunate. There are way more extreme versions of PCOS that women have a lot of difficulty with - mine is not as intense. Which is why I haven't really talked about it, because there are women who have it so much more intense."

The 33-year-old admitted she's now in the "healthiest place in my entire life," adding, "I'm definitely the most mentally, physically, and spiritually sound that I've ever been."

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