I once read somewhere… “If and only are as harmless as words can be. But, when they are placed together, they possess the power to haunt you for the rest of your lives… If Only…” That is what Women suffering from PCOS must be going through… always haunted by this phrase – If only I knew earlier…If only I had paid attention…If only…
Sometimes in the busy marathon of life we Women, forget to invest some time on our health conditions as well. We neglect the buzz of alarms that keep reminding us something is offbeat in our body, and one certain day when we are forced to face the truth, we are left with nothing but repentance. Statistics show that 1 out of every 5 women suffer from PCOS in India.
In PCOS, awareness is the first step to cure, so, for today at least, stop whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes to read this through. Learn what PCOS is, PCOS symptoms, PCOS causes and PCOS preventive measures to ensure a healthy and blissful life ahead just like our nutritionist Khyati Rupani won her battle against PCOS.
What is PCOS exactly?
We all know that ovary produces the egg responsible for creation of a child in future and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is an ovary disorder that is caused when ovaries produce more number of follicles, which bear the task of producing matured eggs. But, in PCOS condition, these immature follicles cannot produce that egg, as a result ovary starts secreting high level of male hormones called androgens, which wrecks the balance of the body. It is not life threatening but for us, surely happiness threatening if left without treatment.
What are the symptoms/ effects of PCOS?
Women inflicted with PCOS suffer from these common conditions:
- Rampant weight gain,
- Irregular or abrupt halt in periods,
- Hirsutism, when male pattern hair grows in face, chest, etc.
- Infertility, inability to conceive child,
- Acne break outs and
- Extreme hair loss from head or receding hair line.
So, make sure you are not facing any of these problems.
What are the basic PCOS causes?
Confirmed causes behind PCOS are still unknown but, generally, PCOS is associated with genes, i.e; linked with family history. Obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle (lack of physical activities), are also assumed to be certain causes behind PCOS.
What are PCOS treatments?
PCOS Natural Treatment: The best means to treat PCOS is to consume healthy PCOS diet that helps in shedding pounds as losing weight is the ultimate way to deal with this condition. Along with it, we can resort to proper sleep timings, drink lots of water and take a little stroll in the garden or do yoga or any kind of workout to eliminate the symptoms and regularize the menstrual cycle. There are numerous homemade remedies to beat PCOS, which can be adopted in everyday diet plans to avoid PCOS.
Drugs for PCOS Treatment: Women diagnosed with PCOS are mostly prescribed pills containing progestin and estrogen to retain the hormonal balance of the body. Other than that certain diabetic, fertility drugs, etc. are also given in that condition.
But, the drugs available in market tend to have some side-effects and sometimes they prove inactive also, so, I would suggest clinging to natural PCOS treatment is the best solution.
If I have any of the above mentioned symptoms, then do I have PCOS?
Not necessarily, due to stress and anxiety also sometimes we may get irregular menses or acne or other traits, but occurrence of two or three symptoms from the list may turn into a matter of concern. It is safer to consult a doctor in such case or refer a nutritionist to get best diet for PCOS weight loss. After all, precaution is always better than cure!
For us women, the suffering of PCOS is not confined to physical ailment but it expands to mental distress also. The trauma of not being able to conceive or the pain of those ugly acne breakouts, obesity related diseases, etc. are truly agonizing…isn’t it? So, let us all commit to a fit, healthy diet and bid adieu to PCOS.
To learn more about what specific food or diet to take for PCOS prevention or any further information on PCOS or weight loss, visit www.balancenutrition.in.
Be free of PCOS & Celebrate your femininity!