Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women during their reproductive cycle. Some symptoms of PCOS include prolonged or infrequent menstrual cycles, an increase in male hormones(androgen), and swelled ovaries. Currently, there is no cure for PCOS, but a few lifestyle changes might help with the symptoms.
Tracking your periods
Tracking your periods will allow you to keep a close eye on the symptoms of PCOS and work out a plan to control them.
Maintain a healthy weight
Healthy weight maintenance and an active lifestyle are important factors in controlling PCOS. Planning a healthy and regular exercise routine would help in maintaining PCOS.
A low glycemic index (GI) diet
Foods such as legumes, fruits, seeds, and other unprocessed, low carbohydrate foods that are low in GI would help to keep insulin levels in control and help with PCOS symptoms.
The DASH diet
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is recommended to reduce the risk of heart diseases and might also help with PCOS symptoms. This diet includes low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Avoid unhealthy foods
Refrain from eating fried foods or refined carbohydrates. Such foods may increase the insulin level in the body, which affects PCOS symptoms.
A healthy lifestyle
Changes in personal life can help in managing PCOS symptoms. Goal setting, different hobbies, and stress management can help regulate hormones in the body. Avoiding things that are harmful to the body, such as too much alcohol or cigarettes, is beneficial to health.
Drink more liquids
Drinking at least 2 litres of water and drinks like green tea are proven beneficial for PCOS. Adding fruit slices to your water can add more nutrients to your diet and make drinking water fun.
It is crucial to understand that there is no cure for PCOS, and no magical formula or medication can help with the symptoms. But by making these diet and life changes, many people can manage their symptoms, help their fertility, and lead fulfilled lives where they’re happy with their bodies. Naturoville Wellness Centre has pre-defined programs for women suffering from PCOS. Our programme uses Ayurvedic means indulged with modern science to help our guests.