When you talk about women’s health, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common and widespread reproductive issues in women. This condition results in hormonal imbalance in women of reproductive age and is characterized by high levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body. According to research, one in every eight women in Pakistan cannot become pregnant due to PCOS. PCOS treatment might not be that simple but PCOS management is.
As you’d expect, women lack awareness regarding this issue. Some might not even know that they’re suffering from this problem as they don’t know about the symptoms and the ones who are aware of their condition don’t know how to manage or deal with it. The exact cause of PCOS still remains undiscovered and there are no specific tests to diagnose PCOS other than the symptoms. There is no complete cure for PCOS yet and it leads to problems such as difficulty in getting pregnant, menstrual issues, excessive hair on the body, however, it’s a problem that can be controlled and managed by some very simple and easy lifestyle changes.
In this article, we will tell you five simple ways for PCOS management and you’ll be able to live a normal life even if you have PCOS. You can also book an appointment with the best gynecologist in Lahore or any other city of Pakistan via Marham.pk.
Tips For PCOS Management
1. Lose Extra Weight
When it comes to managing your life with PCOS, the first step that you should take is to lose the extra weight that you would have gained. It has been seen that losing 5% of body weight can help relieve PCOS symptoms and thus maintaining a healthy weight is a crucial part of controlling PCOS. Women with PCOS usually carry extra weight due to hormonal changes which increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other issues associated with metabolic syndrome. Thus, losing extra weight can keep you safe from all such problems.
I remember attending a seminar on women’s health once and one of the doctors on the panel clearly stated that even if you are not overweight or obese losing a few pounds will improve your PCOS.
2. Take The Right Diet And Supplements
Regulating your diet and being conscious of your food choices is an essential part of managing PCOS. Simply by eliminating carbohydrates and sugar from the diet, you can stabilize blood sugar levels and keep insulin levels low. You may have to avoid following products as a result;
- White bread
- White rice
- White pasta
3. Add Exercise To Your Routine
Exercise has numerous benefits but studies have shown that gentle movement, like a five or ten-minute walk after eating, can help move the glucose from your meal into your cells more efficiently. Doing short activities throughout the day after eating and generally having a lifestyle that involves activity can be very effective and helpful for women suffering from PCOS
4. Stabilize Your Blood Sugar
One of the first and foremost important steps in getting hormonal issues under control involves stabilizing your blood glucose levels as it can have a significant effect on your PCOS symptoms. Add cinnamon to as many meals and snacks as possible for better control. Also, having energy-boosting snacks throughout the day can also help to stabilize your blood sugar. This ultimately helps in managing PCOS.
5. Be Careful With Calories
Studies have shown that calorie intake timing can have a big impact on glucose, insulin, and testosterone levels. This ultimately affects PCOS. It has been seen that women with PCOS who eat the majority of their daily calories at breakfast, significantly improved their insulin and glucose levels. This also decreased their testosterone levels by 50 percent. Lowering insulin potentially helps with infertility issues and helps you manage your condition better.
Book an appointment now, to answer all your queries. You can book an appointment with top gynecologists in Pakistan through Marham by calling at Marham helpline: 0311-1222398 or by online appointment booking facility through the website or Marham mobile app.
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