Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex health condition prevalent in women of reproductive age. It is an endocrine disorder that is caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance, especially in the levels of insulin and androgen (male hormones).
PCOS can occur due to a combination of factors including genetics and lifestyle. This hormonal imbalance can cause a wide variety of symptoms including:
– Weight gain
– Irregular periods
– Excess facial or body hair growthS
– Cystic acne
– Scalp hair loss
– Mood disorders
– Trouble conceiving
Most women wonder how to cure PCOS permanently, but the truth is, there is no such remedy for PCOS that can cure it – it is a lifelong condition. However, you can manage PCOS by a combination of lifestyle changes and medications (if required) that is personalised to your symptoms and concerns.
Festivities, Friends and Family and good food! This is all you want. RIGHT? If you love eating desserts, here are some PCOS-friendly desserts ideas you can try.
- Stick to homemade sweets that are made with healthier ingredients like dark chocolate, nuts, oatmeal, yoghurt, fruits and sugar alternatives like Stevia.
- No food is out of bounds as long as you eat in moderation and are mindful of the quality of ingredients.
Choosing to opt for the right medical care and treatment, YOU WILL eventually be able to become a mother.
PCOS lifestyle guidance and medical support through nutritionists, gynaecologists, and mental health therapists CAN HELP YOU.
PCOS sees no boundaries when it comes to your weight. While the association between obesity and the development of PCOS is strong, not every woman who has PCOS is obese.
Remember, that obesity is only a ‘risk factor’ for PCOS and not a diagnostic criterion. So even if you are not overweight, there are other signs that can indicate PCOS such as high levels of male hormones, insulin resistance, acne and excessive hair growth.
For overweight women with PCOS, losing even 5%-10% of body weight can help reduce symptoms.
So being overweight can put you at a risk but that does not mean that women who have healthy weight won’t develop PCOS. So as long as you follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced, nutritious meal, combined with daily exercise, stress management and sleeping well it can help reduce the many risks of developing chronic conditions like PCOS.