If you suffer from PCOS you can agree that the condition can really take a toll on your life emotionally and physically.
The doctor’s diagnosis of PCOS changes your life, you start experiencing symptoms that make your life very uncomfortable.
Based on the time of maturity of your PCOS condition these symptoms vary among different women.
Some women experience symptoms of PCOS that others never get to experience.
Let us look at some of the general symptoms of the condition:
- Lower back pains.
- Hair Loss.
- Weight gain/Obesity.
- Heavy, irregular, or painful periods.
- Breast tenderness almost all the time.
As someone who has been struggling with PCOS for over 15 years. Experiencing the all above indications has taught me a lot regarding the condition.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition that affects hormone levels in women.
The condition is caused by an imbalance of hormones where high levels of testosterone (male hormones) are produced as opposed to progesterone(female hormones).
It can be treated through:
● Administering synthetic hormonal drugs to help regulate the female hormone levels.
● Using natural means that constitute diet plans, exercise, and intake of natural remedies from plants/herbs that have all the minerals required for the balancing of the hormones.
NOTE: Do not take any medication without a doctor’s prescription.
Let us look into the two natural ways of managing PCOS.
● Diet– Eating healthy meals that are low on sugars and bad fats can reduce insulin and testosterone hormone levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
It is high in fiber, lean protein, and anti-inflammatory food and spices/herbs.
Examples of anti-inflammatory foods include greens, green and red pepper, lentils and beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, etc.
Lean protein includes fish and chicken.
Herbs and spices that help with controlling insulin levels. Ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek are such examples.
These healthy herbs and foods contain minerals that deal with the deficiency caused by the imbalance of hormones that lead to insulin resistance.
● Exercise- Increases your body sensitivity to insulin. Swimming, cycling, jogging and brisk walking are great activities that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
I can attest to the power of exercises and a healthy diet in the process of managing PCOS. Set goals, change your habits to be able to see and feel the results in your PCOS healing journey. These 2 main ways are continuing to work for me as PCOS is a condition that can only be managed.
Please leave a comment and let me know how and what has worked for you on your PCOS journey.
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