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Things That Every Woman Should Know About PCOS

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Hey guys, hope you are doing well. This is the last blog of “Healthy November”. 

When I posted last time Oops that five days (not read yet….click here). 

I received lots of messages mentioning to post a blog about PCOS. So, hey my lovely readers this is for you. 

What is exactly PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the condition where multiple small cysts appear in the ovary, enlarges the size of it, and produce an excessive amount of estrogen and androgen. 

You can notice this with irregular menses, unwanted hair growth on the face, acne, thinning of hair, and uncontrolled weight gain.

The myth is that women with PCOS will not be able to conceive, but it’s not true. The truth is WOMEN WITH PCOS NEED TO PLAN EARLY PREGNANCY, as at a later age eggs produced in the ovary are of poor quality and create problems in the pregnancy.

Usually, it is treated with hormonal therapy and insulin regularisation. Of course, after consulting your gynecologist. 

If you want to live a happy life with PCOS follow these things –

  • Take a balanced diet

A nourishing diet can help to regulate your hormones.  Take a low sugar, low carbohydrate diet. Increase fiber intake.

In some women, there may be chances of heavy bleeding, hence they need to increase iron intake in the diet. Spinach, jaggery is the rich source of it.

Vitamin D and calcium helps in ovulation. Milk, drumsticks, custard apples, and crabs are also rich sources of calcium.

  • Include natural substances in diet

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory. Tulsi is known as the “queen of herbs”, which helps to prevent weight gain. Cinnamon regulates insulin levels in the body as well as regulates menstruation. Ashwagandha which is also known as “Indian ginseng” helps in balancing cortisol levels.

  • Water intake

Drink up to 8-10 glasses or 2-3 liter of water daily and keep yourself hydrated.

  • Weight loss

If you are overweight, there is a need to reduce a few inches from your body.

  • Exercise

Do daily exercises, such as walking, yoga, dancing, swimming, or gymming. But try to keep fitness as your priority.

  • Reduce stress

Reducing stress can regulate cortisol. Take 8-10 hours of sleep to reduce stress, do meditation, and control your emotions. 

The overall conclusion is healthy habits always leads to a healthy life. That was all this November for us – Mansi’s word family. 

I shared lots of tips this month, hope you like it. If you know any other tips do let me know or if you want me to write about any other health conditions do let me know in the comments or feel free to send me an email or DM me on Instagram.

Loads of love. Stay healthy, stay safe.

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