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Friday Oct 04 2019
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PCOS: Here’s all the guidance you need!

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The rapid increase in the number of women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is shocking! PCOS, which was extremely rare back in the 1940s, has become the leading cause of infertility in women today.

There are over 10 million women suffering from PCOS globally. As the syndrome takes over the younger generation, more and more people are interested in knowing about this disease and the ways to overcome it naturally.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age.

Females suffering from PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods. They may also have androgen levels (a hormone found in males). The ovaries may fail to regularly release eggs and may also develop numerous small follicles.

Why do so many women suffer from PCOS today?

According to CDC (Centers for disease control and prevention), polycystic ovary syndrome affects almost 5 million women annually across the world, yet this disease remains unaddressed in so many parts of the world even today.

It's sad how the exact cause of this rapid disease has still not been found. However, what we do know is that the cause may be hormonal, or the body's natural chemicals. Another detected cause is extra insulin found in females suffering from PCOS.

High androgen and testosterone levels in females are also a cause of this syndrome. Although many people believe that androgens are hormones found only in males, more and more females are being diagnosed with high levels of these hormones. This extra androgen is responsible for causing acne, irregular periods, excess body hair, weight gain, and other PCOS symptoms in women all across the globe.

Common symptoms of PCOS

PCOS is a universal disease suffered by a lot of women all across the globe and sees no race or ethnicity. We wouldn't say it's hard to diagnose PCOS as its symptoms are quite obvious in many cases, however; sometimes the symptoms are invisible and not easily identifiable.

Your symptoms are quiet visible and problematic in many cases. The symptoms experienced differ from female to female. One woman with PCOS might just experience one symptom, but others might experience all at once.

The sooner you discover polycystic ovary syndrome, the better it is for you to start working on its cure and avoid the damage caused by it.

Some common symptoms of PCOS

  • Irregular periods or no menstruation at all
  • Mood swings
  • Issues with conceiving a baby
  • Acne
  • Hair growth which can be excessive on the chest, face, buttocks or back
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning of hair or hair loss
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Fatigue

Treatment for PCOS

You might have heard of the popular belief "what you eat, you become". It's actually quite true if you begin to follow it and observe it from a close eye. Combating PCOS has a lot to do with taking a proper diet and adapting a healthy routine. PCOS demands that you treat your body better!

Tips for curing PCOS naturally:

  • Cut down carbohydrates
  • Avoid sugar items especially fizzy drinks
  • Do some exercise
  • Take more protein
  • Discover the magic of flax seeds
  • Add more fiber to your diet
  • Try meditating
  • Drink lemon water
  • Take proper sleep
  • Eat more green vegetables
  • A healthy breakfast
  • Say no to caffeine
  • Reduce the stress
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

In case you are suffering from PCOS and reading this article, we understand that making so many changes to your diet and entire lifestyle isn't possible overnight. The journey isn't easy but there are great chances that you'll succeed and conquer over this syndrome. We suggest that you work towards change, slowly and steadily, one step at a time.

Also, this requires a lot of patience and consistency from your end. Remind yourself that none of this is permanent and your struggle might take a little time, but once you’re at it, you’ll have full control over the way your body works.

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