All about PCOS,  symptoms and treatment
All about PCOS, symptoms and treatment

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes their body to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant. PCOS also causes hair growth on the face and body, and baldness. And it can contribute to long-term health problems like Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Many women have PCOS but don’t know it. So here is the list of symptoms of PCOs which help you to identify it and treat it.

  • Irregular period: the healthy menstrual cycle is 28 to 45 days if you are period comes before or too long after the cycle then you might be suffering from PCOS. Heavy bleeding. The uterine lining builds up for a longer period of time, so the periods you do get can be heavier than normal.
  • Hair growth in specific part: women with this condition grow hair on their face and body — including on their back, belly, and chest
  • Pimples: Male hormones can make the skin oilier than usual and cause breakouts on areas like the face, chest, and upper back.
  • Obesity: women with PCOS are overweight or have obesity.
  • Baldness: Hair on the scalp gets thinner and may fall out.
  • Headaches. Hormone changes can trigger headaches in some women
  • Pcos can lead to various conditions and complications
  • Infertility
  • high blood pressure
  • Miscarriage or premature birth
  • Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
  • Depression, anxiety and eating disorders
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cancer of the uterine lining

Ways to treat it

Add this to your diet: Whole foods are free from artificial sugars, hormones, and preservatives. These foods are as close to their natural, unprocessed state as possible. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are whole foods that you can add to your diet.

Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight can help decrease insulin resistance, regulate your periods and reduce your risk of conditions associated with PCOS.If you’re overweight,  studies suggest gradual weight loss through a low-calorie diet as a promising first-line treatment for PCOS.

Exercise and yoga: Gentle, low-impact exercises like yoga or Pilates can be practiced for longer durations. Swimming and light aerobics are also recommended. High-intensity interval training and long-distance running help improve symptoms of PCOS.

Stress Management: Many of the strategies mentioned above, such as yoga, getting enough sleep, and cutting caffeine, can contribute to lower stress levels. Taking walks outside and creating space in your life for relaxation and  care can also reduce how stressed you feel.

Fibre-rich food: A diet high in fiber can help improve your digestion. Lentils, lima beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, pears, and avocados are all rich in fibre.

 Add Iron to your diet: Some women with PCOS experience heavy bleeding during their period. This can result in iron deficiency or anemia. If your doctor has diagnosed you with either condition, talk with them about how you can up your iron intake. They may recommend adding iron rich food such as spinach, eggs, and broccoli to your diet.

Add soybeans in your diet: Before adding more soy to your diet, Soy acts like estrogen in your body. This might help balance hormones if you have PCOS. But there’s that adding soy to your diet could disrupt your endocrine system.

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