PCOS is not a Disease, It’s Your Lifestyle
Nowadays, many women are suffering of disturbed hormone levels, irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain and mood swings; all these issues are collectively named as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a condition in which small benign cysts are developed in one or both ovaries of women due to the higher production of androgens (male hormones) which lead to the disturbed regulation of the menstrual cycle and infertility in the women. PCOS negatively impacts women health by sapping their energy day by day, which affects their ability to fulfill the daily tasks.
Symptoms of PCOS:
PCOS basically indicates the imbalance in both type of hormones in a female’s body; male hormones and female hormones (FSH and LH). This imbalance leads to different symptoms, usually, women with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome carry more than one symptom, including:
• Irregular or Absence of Periods
• Weight Gain
• Hair Fall and Hair Thinness
• Hirsutism/Excessive hair on face and body
• Mood Swings
• Male pattern baldness
Other health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and endometrial cancer are also associated with PCOS. Women who have PCOS are at higher risk of developing the above-mentioned diseases.
Risk Factors/Causes of PCOS:
Women with sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy dietary habits such as excessive consumption of processed and fatty foods are more prone to get PCOS. Moreover, following factors can also increase the risk of this disease in women:
• Genetic occurrence
• Insulin resistance
What can help to overcome PCOS symptoms?
PCOS has no cure till now; the only way to get rid of PCOS is to adapt a healthy lifestyle and supplements in order to minimize its symptoms like weight gain, obesity and insulin resistance.
1. Dietary Modifications:
By changing eating habits, switching to anti-inflammatory and low glycemic diet can help to reduce insulin resistance which will aid to normalize androgen secretion. Avoid processed, deep-fried, bakery items and the foods that are high in sugar. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits that have a low glycemic index.
PCOS is a metabolic syndrome, and healthy adaptations like daily exercise can help to reduce insulin resistance which ultimately improves glucose tolerance in the body.
3. Food Supplements:
Consider natural ways like food supplements to reduce symptoms associated with PCOS as they will help to normalize the hormone levels in the body. Nutrifactor is offering food supplements that are effective for women suffering of hormonal imbalance and PCOS. A couple of our supplements which can be helpful in this disease are;
• Femrose Evening Primrose Oil:
Nutrifactor’s Femrose is a liquid formula which contains Evening Primrose Oil; a rich source of Gamma Linolenic Acid, which promotes women health by aiding in the regulation of hormones and helps to minimize the symptoms of PCOS and PMS.
It helps to nourish the skin, hair and nails by maintaining the normal skin barrier function, ultimately contributes to reducing the moisture loss.
EPO is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, thus supports a healthy immune system and vascular health.