• Shruti GOCHHWAL

8 Common FAQS On PCOS

More and more women are falling victim to PCOS. Among other reasons, we can blame bad lifestyle choices, environmental deterioration and hormonal imbalances. However PCOS is not the only rising problem out there. In this age of technology, misinformation can make any problem worse and PCOS is no exception. As such, the backing of accurate information can be the biggest tool in your arsenal in the fight against PCOS. On that note, here are some common FAQ’s on PCOS to help you separate truth from myth.

8 Common Frequently Asked Question On PCOS

#1 What is PCOS?

PCOS is a heterogeneous metabolic disorder caused due to an imbalance in the hormones. It is common among women of reproductive age. Symptoms may include hirsutism, acne, and irregular menstrual cycle.

#2 Is there a cure for PCOS?

PCOS may not have a cure but there are treatments that can help address the symptoms of PCOS. Your doctor may offer different medicines that can treat symptoms such as irregular periods, excess hair, acne, and elevated blood sugar. He may also suggest certain lifestyle modifications and exercises add to your daily routine.

#3 Can I get pregnant Even if I have PCOS?

Yes! A woman with PCOS can become pregnant by taking medications and fertility treatment suggested by the doctor.

#4 Can Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment help with alleviating symptoms of PCOS?

PCOS is a disease characterized by hormonal and metabolic imbalances in women. Whereas, Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic remedy that helps restore these imbalances by detoxifying and cleansing the body from inside. Thus, Panchakarma therapy can help treat various symptoms of PCOS that plague women’s reproductive and general health.

#5 Can lifestyle changes reverse PCOS?

There are numerous research studies that show PCOS can be reversed by making the necessary lifestyle changes. However, some women still suffer from fertility issues. This may probably due to a lack of adherence towards dietary and lifestyle changes.

#6 Is Hypothyroidism linked with PCOS?

PCOS and Hypothyroidism both are endocrine disorders and so they are also closely linked to each other. A woman with hypothyroidism also has polycystic ovaries and suffers from irregular menstruation. This is due to the Higher levels of TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone) and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) that lead to increased levels of prolactin giving rise to polycystic ovaries.

#7 How does drinking red wine help in PCOS?

Red wine is found to be rich in Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, found abundantly in red grapes, peanuts, and several other medicinal plants. This naturally available agent has shown beneficial effects in women suffering from PCOS. Red wine possess antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antithyroid properties, and antioxidant properties all of which can help treat the symptoms of PCOS

#8 What foods to avoid if you have PCOS?

Certain foods when consumed on a consistent basis can influence hormone regulation, particularly estrogen balance, and can promote inflammation in the body leading to pain or progression of various disorders like PCOS, diabetes, thyroid. Such foods include processed food, foods rich in carbohydrates, red meat, alcohol, gluten, and sugars. Avoiding these foods can help maintain a normal balance of hormones in your body and thus help treat PCOS.

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