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Controlling PCOS with Diet

What is PCOS?

 

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Basically, we’re talking about a condition that affects our hormones. Symptoms of PCOS are:: 

  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight

  • An irregular menstrual cycle

  • Infertility

  • Acne

  • Hirsutism

  • Male pattern baldness

 

 What causes PCOS

 

No one really knows for sure. Hereditary can play a part or Diabetes/ Pre-diabetes/Insulin Resistance can increase risk factors.  The general consensus of opinion is that PCOS is the result of an underlying hormone imbalance..

When diagnosed with PCOS, your doctor may prescribe medication or birth control pills to help you manage your symptoms. And while those medications may work in the short term, they are not great over the long term.

 How does my diet affect PCOS?

 

Changing the way that you eat is one of the most important things you can do to manage your PCOS. You have the ability to better balance your hormones by simply changing the way you eat.

What does the research say about diet and PCOS?

The research shows that diet and lifestyle changes are the most effective way of managing PCOS

Changing your diet should be the first thing that you do when you are diagnosed with PCOS. Unfortunately, not many doctors talk about this and they tend to prescribe medication first. And although you may see some improvements with medication, diet and lifestyle changes will be more effective (and you won’t need to take medication everyday for the rest of your life!)

 

Please Contact me for a plan to help improve and better manage PCOS.