10 Techniques to Treat PCOS Naturally
Here are 10 ways on how natural treatments for PCOS can become a success factor in managing your PCOS.
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Regular exercise training like yoga, pranayama, and even a 30 minutes walk can uplift your mood. Exercise helps counter your stress by releasing feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin. Exercise helps improve metabolic function by reducing lipid peroxidation and promoting anti-inflammatory effects.
#2 Cuminum cyminum
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Ayurveda suggests the use of cumin or jeera water in the treatment of PCOS. Consuming jeera water has shown to produce anti-inflammatory effects on the uterus. Its long term use helps lower the blood sugar levels and protect the beta cells of the pancreas from oxidative stress.
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Flaxseeds are loaded with a plant containing estrogen known as lignans can attack PCOS from its root cause. The excessive androgen levels in PCOS are absorbed by the lignan compounds of flax seeds and are excreted from the body.
#4 Aloe vera leaf gel
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Research has shown that ethanolic extract of Aloe vera leaf gel can alter the ovarian steroid status. The altered steroidogenic activity automatically reduces the excessive production of androgen and helps in treating PCOS.
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It is an antioxidant-rich compound found in various fruits like red grapes, and nuts, and has shown a promising role in treating PCOS. Resveratrol works at both the ovarian and adrenal level, improves endothelial function and stimulates intracellular glucose transport in diabetes. It works on the whole body and improves metabolic function which is also altered in PCOS.
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An important herb which is used as a spice in various cuisines of the world exerts insulin-mimetic effects and helps regulate blood glucose levels. This herb helps in regulating the frequency of menstrual cycles among women with PCOS. It also plays a significant role in regulating the release of Anti-Mullerian hormone which contributes to PCOS.
#7 Chromium picolinate
A supplement that drives many cellular processes has shown beneficial effects in PCOS patients who are likely to develop diabetes in the near future. It also helps reduce weight, lowers cholesterol levels and aids in weight loss.
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Obesity and increased blood cholesterol levels are the main symptoms of PCOS. Garlic consumption aids in weight loss, and regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Thus, helps in the management of PCOS. It also possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which protects the cells from oxidative damage.
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Women suffering from PCOS are mostly obese as insulin secreted by the pancreas is not efficiently utilised by the tissues. This, in turn, leads to excessive production of testosterone resulting in PCOS symptoms. Fenugreek improves insulin secretion, prevents catabolism, and helps in the regeneration of pancreatic B cells.
#10 Green tea
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Drinking green tea every day can help control insulin levels, regulate hormones, that cause ovarian cysts and related symptoms and helps you shed excessive fats. All these functions are attributed to its phytoconstituents called catechins.