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Gemma Collins has spoken out about her PCOS diagnosis, and praised a device which has helped to make her condition painless.
The 40-year-old took to Instagram to share the TENS device, which gives pain relief to those who suffer with menstrual pain, PCOS and Endometriosis.
Sharing a picture of herself wearing zebra print trousers and a white shirt, she wrote: "Noha is a small totally discreet and wearable TENS device, by @ovria that has permanently changed my life for the better.
"Noha gives you drug-free, instant and 100% safe pain relief with 0 possible side effects for those of us who suffer from Menstrual pain, PCOS, Endometriosis and more. Thanks to Noha, Period cramps are now optional.
"@ovria has changed the period-pain game forever and I’ll never be going back. My PCOS symptoms have never felt this painless. I seriously wish this was available years ago.
"This month is PCOS Awareness Month so if you're like me and struggle with PCOS or menstrual pain, don’t struggle any longer."
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition that affects how the ovaries work.
Those diagnosed with the condition experience symptoms include irregular periods, facial hair and difficulty getting pregnant.
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The main treatment is medicines for hair growth and irregular periods, but keeping a healthy weight also helps, which can be difficult as the condition can cause weight gain.
It is not clear what causes the condition, but it is believed it is down to a hormonal imbalance.
Gemma previously opened up on being diagnosed with PCOS, saying it has affected her life since her 20s.
She said: "As you can see guys when I was in my 20s I was very slim then I was told I had PCOS and it’s been a struggle ever since.
"However I make the most of myself and remain positive because it’s what in your heart counts the most, sending love to all the PCOS sufferers it’s not easy and always be kind people people are not always over weight because of all the stereo typical bullying comments !!!
"I CHOSE to RISE ABOVE and continued to promote body confidence even when I had my own personal struggles and the secret to my success was just being ME !"
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