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Coping with the symptoms of PCOS

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.

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How to get pregnant with PCOS

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.

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