She often flaunts her flat tummy on social media in her inspirational fitness posts.
But Simone Ormesher shared a glimpse of her secret health struggle on Monday, revealing she has been experiencing a ‘hard’ bloated stomach.
Bloating is a common symptom polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which Simone suffers from and has spoken about previously.
‘It’s awful’: The Bachelor’s Simone Ormesher shared a glimpse of her secret health struggle on Monday, revealing she has been experiencing a ‘hard’ bloated stomach
Taking to her Instagram Story, the 26-year-old shared a video of herself posing in a full-length mirror in her bedroom.
Her singlet is pulled up to reveal her midsection, which appears noticeably bloated to the point it almost resembles a baby bump.
She says: I wanted to touch base with you all to just to show you how big my stomach is at the minute. It’s awful.
‘It’s been like this for three weeks now’: Taking to Instagram, the 26-year-old shared a video of herself posing in a full-length mirror in her bedroom while revealing her bloated stomach
‘It’s legit so hard, like it’s so uncomfortable and it’s been like this for about three weeks now. I’m over it, so over it.’
In a follow-up post, she wrote: ‘I still worked out this morning even though I did not feel like it at all.
‘With my stomach being so bloated, I find it so hard to find energy to work out and even just to wake up in the morning.
‘Even though going to the gym does not help my stomach size, it does help my mind and when I leave any type of workout I feel better within myself.
‘So get up, go for a workout or even a walk – anything is better than nothing.’
‘It’s so uncomfortable’: Bloating is a common symptom polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which Simone suffers from and has spoken about previously
WHAT IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
The three main features of PCOS are:
- Irregular periods – which means the ovaries don’t regularly release eggs (ovulation). This can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
- Excess androgen – high levels of ‘male hormones’ in the body, which may cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair.
- Polycystic ovaries – the ovaries become enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs (follicles) which surround the eggs (it’s important to note that, despite the name, if you have PCOS you don’t actually have cysts).
Source: NHS Choices
Last month, Simone took to Instagram to describe her experience of PCOS, which she reminded her followers is ‘a lot more common than we actually think.’
‘Not only do I get bloated every single day, I also get really bad cramping, it makes me feel bigger than I actually am, it affects my mood and I don’t get my period for months at a time,’ she wrote.
‘It makes me slightly insecure and most of all it can affect me mentally.’
Simone rose to fame on The Bachelor in 2017, before later appearing on Bachelor In Paradise