PCOS is a common health problem that is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. PCOS causes physical and emotional pain for most with symptoms like acne, excessive hair growth, thinning hair or a balding effect on the head, weight gain and infertility. Severe symptoms include the risk of metabolic issues, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, endometrial cancer and high blood pressure as well. These symptoms can rob victims from range privileges from self – confidence to the chances to start a family. Due to this vast range of symptoms, women that find it hard to cope with these often lead to suffering from depression and anxiety.
Diet and lifestyle factors help a great amount to manage PCOS symptoms, however in order to find the best diet and factors to change for you, booking an appointment with a nutritionist or dietician can help. Visiting a gynaecologist and endocrinologist will also help you find (if any) medical treatments best suited for you. This can help with the physical and visible symptoms of PCOS.
Coping with emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, lack of self – confidence and poor self – esteem can pose a greater challenge. These emotional symptoms can disrupt eating and sleeping patterns and affecting relationships. Exercise can help here as it is a great stress buster and leaves a ‘feel – good’ effect on the body. Positive thinking is one of the most important. One must keep reminding themselves that PCOS is a great motivator for following a healthy diet and lifestyle and you can reap the benefits in many ways in the long term.