Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal imbalance that affects women of childbearing age. It causes the ovaries to create excess male hormones called androgens. When this hormones’ levels are unusually high it causes your reproductive hormones to become imbalanced.
PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. It also increases the risk for many health concerns. While there is no cure for PCOS, there are several treatments that can help manage its symptoms. However, some people still prefer a more natural approach in treating and managing PCOS.
· Weight loss
Maintaining a healthy weight is important in managing PCOS symptoms. Women with PCOS are usually overweight, which can increase their risk for other health conditions like diabetes and heart diseases.
Exercise plays an important role in losing weight. Also, regular exercise helps lower the body’s insulin levels and keep the blood sugar levels low. You don’t need to go the gym to get a good exercise, a simple walk in the park or a 30-minute jogging are some of the effective work-out routines.
· Proper diet
Eliminate foods that are rich in carbohydrates and sugar to stabilize blood sugar levels and keep insulin levels low. Try to steer clear from eating white bread, pasta, rice, soda, juices, and granola bars. The best diet for women with PCOS should comprise of foods rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
· Reduce stress
Regulating stress can regulate cortisol. There are many activities that can help lower stress levels, such as yoga, cutting caffeine intake, and getting enough sleep.
· Take supplements
Taking supplements can help with hormone regulation, insulin resistance, and other PCOS symptoms. But it is important to note that some nutritional supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can interfere with other medications. Before taking any supplements, talk to your doctor first.
PCOS has no cure, but there are several conventional and alternative treatments that can help manage symptoms of PCOS and its complications. Women with PCOS should have regular checkups to make sure that their condition is monitored, and all concerns are being taken care of.
At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with health care services from puberty to menopause. To book an appointment, you can call us at 347-955-3465 or visit our website at http://www.gynecologistbrooklyn.com/