Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects up to 20% of reproductive-aged women worldwide. PCOS leads to infertility, irregular periods, weight gain, excess hair growth, and numerous other symptoms. If you are one of the many women who have been diagnosed with this unsettling condition or suspect it might be an issue for you, fear not! You can overcome the discomforts of PCOS using some natural remedies that will both improve your health and bring out your natural beauty.
Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It happens when there’s an overproduction of insulin in the body which triggers excessive amounts of testosterone production from the ovaries. The high levels lead to most PCOS signs and symptoms such as acne, skin tags, male-pattern baldness among others.
The different possible diagnoses come hand-in-hand with clinical operations like performing an HCG test or sometimes a laparoscopy can be done to confirm there are polycysts on ovaries.
A Holistic Approach To Treating PCOS
Contrary to popular belief that medication resolves everything including health issues; there’re several ways in which you can naturally alleviate those bothersome symptoms brought about by PCOS:
Clean Up Your Diet
Your diet plays a crucial role in managing your overall health status subsequently relieving PCs. You should eliminate processed food from your diet – instead eat organic whole-food diets rich in colorful fruits^1, vegetables^2, lean proteins^3; specific fats like omega-3 fatty acids found in quality fish oils / avocado oil^4 which promote hormone balance avoiding alcohol^5 and caffeine-based drinks or junk foods.
One essential mineral that often goes overlooked is magnesium because it regulates blood glucose concentration^6 meaning it’s advisable firstly included in your diet.
Regular exercise can help improve metabolic functions which are instrumental when dealing with pcos. Exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week. Popular choices include:
- Tai chi
- Walking around town from the office or house.
- Integrative cardio sessions such as low-intensity workouts
Bright news for those looking to get active is that yoga and meditation can be done at home by applying simple techniques learned through various apps, hence eliminating workout expenses^7.
Herbs As PCOS Remedies
Combining herbs with lifestyle adjustments has been observed to significantly reduce inflammation levels and the severity of menstrual cycles. Studies have shown licorice ^8 and maca root ^9 consumption along with other beneficial natural herb compounds curtails hormone productions courtesy of insulin promotion.
Reduce The Stress In Your Life
Stress causes hormonal imbalances which can exacerbate PCs symptoms ^10, so it’s essential that you learn how to manage stress properly. You could do this through incorporating activities such as prayer/meditation into your daily routine, journalizing, painting timelessly walking or taking up gardening if those appeal to you!
FAQs About Natural PCOS Remedies
- Can I continue using medication while undertaking natural remedies?
Well; consult a doctor first before swapping medicines including supplements.
- Is there an appropriate type of mineral supplement I should consume?
Although magnesium has much significance, others like copper amongst many play crucial roles too; sip minerals mixed in drinks after researching them!
- How long does it take until I see significant changes in my PCOS management?
Depends on age-group and genetics but most people experience relief after two months into implementing natural remedies, track progress afresh each day for maximum effectiveness.
PCOS is a manageable condition, and you don’t have to suffer entirely from overbearing and frustrating symptoms. Actively addressing it with natural remedies provides some options for women looking to promote their wellness^11. Evaluate your lifestyle habits and see how best you can enhance them using the above homemade tips, complimenting anything recommended by your doctor of course.
Remember embracing a healthier routine leads not only to the PCOS improvement but also better mental stability giving rise to an accomplished day all-round^12!