PCOS Treatment – PCOD

PCOS Treatment - PCOD

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women of reproductive age. In women with PCOS, ovaries do not regularly release eggs and there are high levels of ‘male hormones’ called androgens in the body. Some of the common symptoms of PCOS are irregular menstrual cycles, excessive body or facial hair and multiple cysts developing in the ovaries. This condition is known as polycystic ovaries.

If left untreated, PCOS can lead to other chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Research indicates a higher incidence of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and still birth in women with PCOS. Obesity, lack of physical activity and a family history of the condition might increase your risk of having PCOS.

As a first step, your doctor may recommend weight loss through a low-calorie diet combined with moderate exercise activities. Even a modest reduction in your weight — for instance, losing 5 percent of your body weight — might improve your condition.

Reaching and staying at a healthy BMI can help to balance your hormone levels and improve your symptoms. Exercise and a healthy diet can also help to smooth out the mood swings caused by PCOS.