Sunday, 24 August 2014
How To Ease On PCOS Symptoms
PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a really uncomfortable and one of the most common endocrine disorders among females. It can cause a lot of terrible symptoms including female infertility and menstrual disorders, as well as metabolic syndromes and high levels of masculinizing hormones.
The outer symptoms including too much hair on body parts where a female normally won't have hair and increased hair-growth throughout the body (facial hair for example). This is caused by the too much masculinizing hormones. Another symptom - caused by the metabolic problems - is that women with PCOS gain weight faster and having difficulties to lose this extra weight.
Unfortunately there's currently not an exact cure and magic pill to cure and heal the PCOS. However there are ways to decrease the symptoms:
Reduce your insulin-level by maintaining a healthy and successful diet (this diet shall last life-long in accordance to minimalize and control PCOS).
Eat natural, non-processed food, lots of fruits and vegetables, but try
to decrease legumes a bit.
Drink at least 2.5-3 liters of water each day, to re-hydrate yourself inside and outside, and to spin up your metabolism.
Increase the protein intake from tofu, fish and white meat.
Choose whole-grain/ gluten-free bakery products.
Eat more seeds, mostly walnuts if you're not allergic to it, because it will help you restore your skin's and hair's health. Also increase vitamin E, vitamin B (complex) and Selenium intake.
Menstruation can usually be regulated with a contraceptive pill if fertility is not the primary aim.
Please note: PCOS is not only a discomfort and can produce dangerous symptoms, such as: insulin resistance/ type II diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, disorders of lipid metabolism ( (high cholesterol level), cardiovascular disease, strokes, weight gain, miscarriage, cancer, sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and autoimmune thyroiditis.
Please check for symptoms. If 5 or more apply from the list above and mainly if you're too hairy (mainly facial hair or even on your tummy and on chest) please go and consult with your doctor.