What is PCOS?
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorder affecting 1 in every 8-10 women of reproductive age group (16-45 years). It causes hormonal imbalance and insulin resistance leading to varied symptoms more commonly – irregular period, weight gain, acne,facial hair, mood swings etc. Infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and uterine cancer are some of it’s most dreaded future complications which is why it is important to create awareness because these complications are completely preventable.
What causes PCOS?
We do not have any definitive answer to this but there is a major role of our current lifestyle. Yes, our lifestyle that’s full of junk food -no exercise-disrupted sleep pattern is, in fact, the culprit. Some study suggests positive family history but in very small no.of cases. It is mainly environmental and disruptive lifestyle that’s causing the increased epidemic.
What is the cure?
Well, there isn’t any as yet! But we do know adopting a better lifestyle and exercising can reverse all of your symptoms. Hormonal pills and Metformin remain the mainstay of treatment. They help in regulating your cycles and to some extent, lose weight but medicines can only help if you put an effort from your end otherwise, they will be ineffective and will only provide you temporary relief.
The goal of this blog?
To bring you useful articles and help you stay updated,motivated and well informed so you can be an active part of this awareness process. We can reduce the health burden among female population and the best way to do it is this platform!
What can you do at your end?
- Lifestyle modification – You can choose a better lifestyle for yourself and your family. A change as small as ‘brisk walking’ every day could save us from most of this health hazard. I never encourage you to go overboard with the fitness regime. The key to managing PCOS is just conscious eating and an active lifestyle, that’s all. One step at a time!
- Diet – Include more of plant-based food in your diet like green leafy vegetables,nuts, grains etc and try avoiding sugar, processed food, dairy or take them in moderation. Diet modification can make you feel better within days.
- Asking for help – One of the most important thing you can do at your end. Ask your doctor, understand PCOS and take medicine when needed.
- You can share and,
- You can create awareness among those around you.
Why this page?
I wanted to make sure all the PCOS content is compiled at one place so if you are new here, it will be easier for you to get started! Hope you enjoy reading here.
Disclaimer – Articles posted here shall never be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. This is for information purpose only. Always consult your physician/health care adviser before starting any medication or picking up any health care regime.
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