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All the ladies out there who are suffering from PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome); are you tired of those unlimited trips to your Gynecologist? If yes, then after reading this article, you’ll be sure that there’s hope for you after all.
You’ll be surprised to know that every one in 10 women in her childbearing age is currently suffering from PCOS. And 70% of them have it but are not yet diagnosed, which is really depressing. Those who don’t know about this health condition are caused due to hormonal and metabolism imbalance in women. It might affect the overall health and appearance of a woman. According to gynecologists, PCOS is the most common and treatable cause of infertility amongst women. That’s awful news!
So, before we dive into how to treat this hormonal imbalance, let’s look at how you can ensure that your body deals with it.
- How to self-diagnose PCOS?
First of all, you need to know that according to the healthcare experts, they don’t know exactly what causes PCOS. But one thing is for sure; it’s the production of excessive male hormones that prevent the ovaries from functioning normally. In fact, excessive androgen production can be linked to genes, inflammation, and insulin resistance.
Anyway, here’s how you can self diagnose this hormonal imbalance. Look for the symptoms such as irregular periods or no periods at all, acne, facial hair, abnormal obesity, etc. Or try taking online surveys that ask questions about your health.
Even if you think that you might have this condition, make sure you see your doctor ASAP. Your medical tests will confirm your status, and you can take the necessary measures to treat it.
- What are the remedies that can help you cope with PCOS?
There is no confirmed treatment that can treat this hormonal imbalance from the roots. That doesn’t mean you can’t cope with it. But how?
One thing is for sure that conventional, alternative, and lifestyle medication can definitely be used to manage this hormonal imbalance. According to the health experts at Wholistic Matters, you can manage your health condition by opting for acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and various dietary supplements. In fact, it is clinically proven that acupuncture has the ability to regulate hormonal imbalance and reduce menstrual irregularity. Also, it modulates the autonomic nervous system that further influences the endocrine system.
Adding to your surprise, dietary supplements that include Chinese herbs improve women’s pregnancy rate and ovulation. Woah!
However, medical research indicates that a change in a patient’s lifestyle is the most effective method to manage this hormonal imbalance. Keep a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and you’ll notice that your symptoms are reducing at a huge pace.
So, now that you know, PCOS is not something that gets cured itself. In fact, it gets worse with time. But it is better to start managing it at the beginning itself.
Thus, make sure you consult your doctor before following any remedy you find on the internet to avoid any complications. Hopefully, this article was a ray of sunshine for you. And now you know how to keep this hormonal condition in check.