‘Fairly Little Liars’ star Sasha Pieterse reveals she gained 70 kilos at age 17 amid PCOS battle

Sasha Pieterse recalled her battle to diagnose her PCOS, which led to weight achieve whereas starring in her hit present, “Fairly Little Liars.”

“Once I turned, it was in all probability round 15-16, I began noticing a distinction in simply my metabolism usually,” she informed Taylor Lautner and his spouse, Taylor Lautner, on Wednesday’s episode of their podcast, “The Squeeze.”

“At 17, I gained 70 kilos within the yr, for no motive. There was no rationalization for it.”

Pieterse, 27, defined that medical doctors weren’t capable of give her a solution for years regardless of detailing her ongoing signs.

“I by no means had an everyday interval ever and I used to be simply all the time informed by gynecologists that I used to be simply younger. Like, ‘Don’t fear, it’ll regulate,’” she stated.


Sasha Pieterse
On the time, she was starring within the hit TV present “Fairly Little Liars.”
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Sasha Pieterse
“At 17, I gained 70 kilos within the yr, for no motive,” she stated on “The Squeeze” podcast.
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The actress stated she visited “over 15 gynecologists,” however some blamed her for the burden achieve.


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“It was probably the most irritating expertise and disheartening as a result of it doesn’t matter what I did, regardless of how effectively I behave, regardless of how nice I handled my physique, issues had been truly getting worse fairly than higher. It was very, very complicated,” she defined.

Finally, she was really helpful to an endocrinologist who lastly recognized her with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).


Sasha Pieterse and Ian Harding
The actress recalled visiting 15 completely different gynecologists earlier than receiving a analysis.
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“And probably the most irritating half about that is that it’s pretty simple to diagnose,” she stated.
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“I used to be like what’s that? I’d by no means heard of PCOS earlier than. And it’s a illness, it’s not curable, it may be dormant,” Pieterse stated.

“And probably the most irritating half about that is that it’s pretty simple to diagnose. It’s a hormone imbalance. It’s a hormone illness, and it’s really easy to see as a result of your testosterone or your estrogen will probably be actually excessive, you’ll have actually low vitamin D ranges, you’ll be poor in a number of issues.”

The “Geek Charming” star defined that each particular person has a special expertise with the situation, with some experiencing cysts on their ovaries, gastrointestinal points, modifications to hair progress or weight achieve.

“I had a number of these outward signs that everybody might see,” she stated.


Sasha Pieterse and her son
Regardless of her PCOS analysis, the actress gave start to son Hendrix in 2020.
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Sasha Pieterse with husband Hudson Scheaffer and their son
She and husband Hudson Scheaffer tied the knot in 2018.
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In 2020, the “Honor Listing” actress revealed that she was pregnant together with her first child. She and husband Hudson Scheaffer — who wed in 2018 — welcomed their son, Hendrix, that November.

“Simply the truth that we had been capable of get pregnant was such a blessing as a result of with PCOS that made me nervous,” she beforehand informed Folks.

“Plenty of ladies have infertility points and so we had been anticipating extra problem, so it’s been an absolute blessing that we had been capable of simply get pregnant by ourselves.”