With almost 5 million women suffering from PCOS, its effects are not unknown with infertility being one of the key symptoms. Yet, it is possible to get pregnant with PCOS. The ability to conceive can be achieved with a combination of lifestyle changes and fertility treatments. In order to make the process of getting pregnant easier, here are a few tips that can be explored.
One must not underestimate the large impact lifestyle and dietary changes can have on the chances of getting pregnant. PCOS affects ovulation and the menstrual cycle, therefore causing infertility. Therefore one of the ways to restart ovulation is to lose weight.
Majority, but not all, women with PCOS tend to be obese or overweight. The cause of this is the negative impact of the disorder on how the body processes insulin. This causes weight gain. Overweight women with PCOS tend to have more irregular menstrual cycles which can even have months between consecutive periods.
Studies show that weight loss may help bring back ovulation and regulate menstrual cycles. The study shows that losing even 5 to 10% of weight can have this effect. However, this result can be achieved faster by continuing fertility treatments and drugs. A greater chance of fertility treatment success has been observed in women who have lost weight.
Regular exercise has also been found to help with PCOS symptoms where one study showed that a combination of brisk walking and maintaining a healthy diet resulted in improved in menstrual cycles by 50%. One must aim for 30 minutes of exercise around 3 to 5 times a week. Many women tend to exercise every day and starve themselves, therefore, overexerting your body. This can still lead to menstrual cycles not being regulated. You must strike a balance and not exert your body to a point where it is unhealthy.
However, not all women with PCOS are overweight. Hence, if one is not obese or overweight then changes in the diet and losing weight may not improve the chances of fertility. Yet, a healthy lifestyle will help fertility treatments work better and make you feel better overall.
Women that are not overweight should consider medication such as Dr. Vaidya’s Cycloherb, that can help with PCOS symptoms and regulate menstrual cycles in a natural way with minimal side – effects. The Ayurveda medication results in improvements in the long term and is not temporary or short term. For best results, make sure to implement dietary and lifestyle changes.