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Managing PCOS Naturally: Relief Options You Might Not Know About

Dr. Mamata Pattnayak May 30, 2024

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be frustrating to deal with. Irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and weight management struggles are just a few of the symptoms that can make daily life a challenge. While medication is a common approach, many women are interested in exploring natural remedies and supplements for PCOS symptom relief.

Natural Allies: Diet and Lifestyle

Before diving into supplements, it's important to remember the power of diet and lifestyle changes. Focusing on whole, unprocessed foods, regular exercise, and stress management can significantly improve your well-being and potentially lessen PCOS symptoms.

  • Diet: Consider a low-glycaemic diet that helps regulate blood sugar levels. This means focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins while limiting sugary drinks and refined carbohydrates. Consider incorporating seeds like pumpkin, flax, chia, sesame, sunflower, and hemp into your diet. These tiny powerhouses are packed with nutrients that may offer some PCOS-fighting potential.
  • Exercise: Physical activity helps manage weight and improve insulin sensitivity, which can benefit women with PCOS.
  •  Stress management: Prolonged stress can exacerbate symptoms of PCOS. Techniques like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can be powerful tools to manage stress and improve overall well-being.
     

Supplements to Explore (with Caution):

While not a cure-all, some natural supplements show promise in managing PCOS symptoms. However, it's crucial to speak with your doctor before starting any supplements, as they can interact with medications or have side effects. Here are a few to discuss with your healthcare provider:

  • Inositol: This vitamin-like substance may improve insulin sensitivity and regulate ovulation in women with PCOS.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Found in fish oil, these may help regulate menstrual cycles and improve overall health.
  • Chromium: This mineral may help manage blood sugar levels, potentially aiding in weight management.
  • Vitamin D: Deficiency in vitamin D is common in women with PCOS. Supplementation may improve insulin sensitivity and overall well-being.
     

Important Reminders:

  • Talk to your doctor first: Supplements are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Discuss your individual needs and health history with your doctor before starting any supplements.
  • Don't ditch traditional treatment: Natural remedies can be a helpful addition to your treatment plan, but they shouldn't replace medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Be consistent: It may take time to see results with natural remedies. Consistency is key for optimal benefit.
  • Focus on overall wellness: PCOS management goes beyond symptom relief. Aim for a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management techniques.
     

At Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, our team of healthcare professionals are here to support you on your journey towards managing PCOS and improving your overall health. We can help you create a personalized treatment plan that incorporates both traditional and natural approaches.

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