28 Nov 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Shalini Raman
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In recent times a lot of women have been suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS is nothing but a hormonal imbalance (increased male hormones like testosterone and androgen in the body) that can be managed with simple changes and preventive measures.
A few symptoms of PCOS commonly seen in women include:
· Irregular periods
· Developing pimples on the face
· Excess facial and body hair
· Deposition of excess fat in the waist area and arms
· Difficulty in convincing
· Improper ovulation
The first thing to do in such cases is to get an ultrasound done to check for a typical feature of PCOS called the necklace appearance (eggs arranged in the peripheral area) along with a few blood tests like hormonal tests (testosterone, androgen, luteinizing hormone, DHEAS), insulin levels, and fasting blood sugar.
To manage this condition and lower the difficulty in conceiving a few measures to take include:
· Loose your excess weight before planning a pregnancy
· Dietary modification: have a high-fiber diet that includes oats, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, etc.
· Include raw turmeric to manage the gut inflammation experienced during PCOS
· Exercise regularly and keep yourself active (30mins per day or 150 mins per week)
· Limit the intake of salt to 1-2 grams/ day
· Lastly, avoid the consumption of junk food, bakery product, artificial sweeteners, and refined products.