Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) has become a common lifestyle disease all over the world. In India about 18 per cent of women suffer from PCOS. That’s 1 in every 5 women we know. Polycystic ovaries occur when there is an imbalance in hormones, due to which the level of androgens (male hormones) in the body become very high. Since PCOS is a lifestyle disease, there’s no ‘cure’ for it. There are some preventive measures that your doctor might suggest. He/she might give you some medicines to make your periods regular. However, the best way to tackle a lifestyle disease is by changing your lifestyle. Home remedies are a good way to keep your PCOS in check, and not letting it escalate further to endometriosis or cervical cancer.
Women with PCOS can have a range of symptoms. These can begin with irregular periods or lasting longer than it should, facial hair, weight gain, depression and a lot more.
Natural remedies also help relieve the symptoms of PCOS to a great extent. Here are some of the ways you can keep your PCOS under control.
Avoid Processed Meat
Meats sold in the market contain a range of hormones and antibiotics. These cause imbalances in our hormonal system. It is best to eat organic and farm fed meat, rather than factory bought meat. You can also try and go on a vegetarian diet for some time and see how you feel.
Adopt Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has a lot of good properties, not just for your body, but it can be used for your pets, to clean the house, and much more. In our body, ACV can eliminate bacteria and also help maintain the PH balance. This makes you healthier to fight diseases.
This is a golden rule to avoiding PCOS. The more you exercise, the better chances of getting rid of this disease. Exercising releases hormones in your body that are good for you, and gets rid of stress hormones that are also a cause for PCOS. Exercise can do wonders for your symptoms such as weight gain, depression and lethargy.
Eat Healthy Fats
Instead of using processed oils to cook your food, try and consume good fat. The fat that is full of heart-healthy benefits. You can have butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado and so many more healthy fats.
Avoid Refined Sugar
Sugar is the root of all evil, it not only aggravates PCOS, it also causes a lot more diseases. Spikes in insulin are not good for PCOS, so instead of refined sugar, try having honey in your tea and other natural sugars such as fruits. Your body will thank you!