PCOs means Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal imbalance in which ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, which can be controlled with lifestyle changes, diet and nutrition. I’ll let you know today about 10 facts regarding PCOs.
PCOs can be genetic but it’s because of obesity, crash diets, ruined lifestyles, and deficiency of vit-D3. You need to avoid white bread, starchy carbohydrates, and sugary carbohydrates like white rice as they are high in sugar and low in fiber. You need to add high-fiber food to PCOs.
In case you are unable to leave white bread, try using whole wheat bread, or bran bread. Add green vegetables to your meals. Add lentils, nuts especially almonds to your diet.
One thing to note here is don’t be strict to yourself. Do Opt for long-term routines. Bring change in your lifestyles. Eat nutritious food or you can use supplements too in case you are severely deficient.
Add walk (for about 25-30 min) to your routine and try increasing it gradually. Sleep routine is also very important. Take at least 8 hours of sleep daily.
If you remain consistent with these little tips, 80% of cases succeed in managing PCOs.
Here are 10 facts regarding PCOs;
1- Research shows that regular exercise helps improve inflammatory markers (CRP or C-reactive protein) and glucose/insulin levels in women with PCOs.
2- Women with PCOs enter menopause 2 years later on average than those without PCOs. This is indicating ovarian reserve due to higher anti-mullerian hormone.
3- Insulin resistance may become worse, transitioning through perimenopause.
4- Women with PCOs may experience fewer menopausal hot flashes than those without PCOs but are more likely to still experience hirsutism.
5- Vitamin D should be checked, to ensure we are supporting bone health as we age.
6- Adrenal glands can become easily overworked from trying to take over hormone production from the ovaries, adrenal support is often indicated during perimenopause.
7- Top 5 natural herbs for PCOs are spearmint, cinnamon, licorice, turmeric, and ashwagandha.
8- PCOs can increase the risk of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
9- Hypothyroidism is common in PCOs, which leads to slow metabolism and energy levels so fatigue sets in.
9- PCOs leads to higher production of stress hormones. This causes weight gain, hair loss, depression, anxiety, and more.
10- 3 types of PCOs are Insulin resistant PCOs, Inflammatory PCOs, and Adrenal PCOs.
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