The nature has adored a woman with the boon of becoming ‘Mother’. It is possible due to the menstrual cycle, which helps a woman in conceiving. Menstruation is, therefore, an integral part of womanhood. It generally starts at the age of 12-16 and stops at the age of 47-50. During this phase, a woman’s body goes under numerous hormonal changes that trigger her mental, physical and emotional well-being. But if these hormonal pathways get disturbed, then definitely it gives birth to many health problems. Polycystic Ovary syndrome is one of the major problems caused by hormonal imbalance.
Our body mechanism is mainly supported by; nervous system and endocrine or hormonal system. Hormones are the chemical messengers that are responsible for various biological processes. The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. This problem is caused when many small cysts grow on her ovaries and level of male sex hormones are increased than that of female sex hormones. These cysts are not really harmful but results in hormonal imbalance. It causes many problems such as irregular periods, weight gain, unwanted facial hair growth, difficulty in getting pregnant and chronic constipation. In rare cases, if it isn’t treated properly, it can also lead to serious health troubles like diabetes and heart disease. Thus, early detection and treatment can cure the symptoms and prevent future health risks.
The cause of PCOS is not fully understood but it is said that genetics can be a major factor. It can be carried genetically through generations. It can be passed from both mother’s and father’s side. The most common symptoms of PCOS are:
- Irregular or absence of periods
- Acne on face or on other parts of body
- Rapid weight gain
- Excessive hair growth on face and body, especially on the breast, stomach and back
- Thinning hair on the scalp
- Anxiety, depression and mood swings
If you are the one facing these symptoms, then better you consult the gynecologist because you may be suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome.
To diagnose the problem, one needs to undergo lab tests to check blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index, insulin, thyroid gland functioning and other hormones like estrogen and androgens. Pelvic ultrasound is also done to know whether cysts are present on ovaries.
If unfortunately, you are detected with the PCOS problem, then stay calm because I am going to discuss some natural ways to cure your problem. So indulge the following remedies in your lifestyle to say bye-bye to this giant problem.
Do Regular Exercise
Exercise is the best way to stay fit and fine. It burns extra calories, excessive fat and also strengthens all the organs and body systems that helps in the proper secretion of hormones. You can include 30 minutes of brisk walk, running or jogging in your daily routine to tackle PCOS.
Drink Spearmint Tea
Spearmint tea can help in dealing with PCOS problem due to its anti-androgenic properties. It can help in reducing excess body hair, by reducing level of testosterone and by increasing female sex hormones.
Reconnect With Nature
Worrying about the problem can only make it worse, so it is very important to address this issue at the mental level. Sometimes it is better to talk to yourself to find the solutions of the problem. You can listen to your favorite music, read or spend some time for gardening. These activities transmits immense tranquility in oneself that reduces stress, a major cause of PCOS.
Sip Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar proved to be beneficial for PCOS patients as it helps maintain blood sugar. It also contributes weight loss and improve your overall health including hair quality, regulates metabolism, reduces acne, and even decreases risk of heart diseases.
Practice Yoga and Meditation
The science of yoga works at levels much more subtler and deeper than just the physical body level. It helps in the elimination of stress, which can cure PCOS symptoms. Asanas designed for PCOS help open up the pelvic area and promotes thinning of cysts present on ovaries. Besides this, meditation help reducing stress and detoxify the entire system.
Add Fenugreek in your Diet
Fenugreek promotes glucose metabolism and enhances insulin resistance. This helps in balancing hormones; also lowers down cholesterol, controls weight gain and promotes healthy heart functioning.
Research shows that cinnamon can improve menstrual cycle in women suffering from PCOS and help reduce insulin resistance.
Flaxseeds are used to combat PCOS as it helps in the reduction of androgen levels in women. They contain lignans that increase the production of sex hormone binding globulin that binds testosterone in the blood, thereby curing formation of cysts on ovaries.
Avoid Junk Food
The women suffering from PCOS should avoid eating junk food as it contains high calories and are devoid of essential nutrients. Eating junk can contribute weight gain which causes more cysts to develop on ovaries.
So ladies don’t feel sad or depressed, just take out some time for the above remedies and surely you will be amazed by the results which may not be promised by modern day medical science .
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