Alternative Treatment for PCOS

by Sam Malone

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women which can exhibit symptoms like obesity, irregular menstrual periods and excess hair growth. The name polycystic ovarian syndrome probably comes from the appearance of the ovaries which may be enlarged with multiple cysts in some women. Besides hormonal imbalance, PCOS is linked with excess insulin - a hormone used by the cells to utilize glucose for energy. It is a leading cause of infertility among women and an early diagnosis may help to reduce the risk of complications in the long run like heart disease and diabetes. PCOS treatment mainly focuses on the major concern areas of women like acne, obesity, inability to conceive or excess hair growth. Besides taking any medications for regularizing your menstrual periods, reducing acne, excessive hair growth or for achieving pregnancy you can follow the listed PCOS home remedies which will help to deal with the situation.

Natural Treatment

Shedding weight - If you are above your ideal body weight then losing some weight will be very beneficial. Weight loss can not only restore ovulation but also help to reduce both androgen and insulin levels. Your risk for getting long term complications like severe high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease many also reduce considerably. Make realistic goals to reduce weight at a gradual pace with the help of both diet and exercise.

Chose your carbohydrates wisely - A high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet may increase your blood insulin levels. So may experts suggest a low-carbohydrate diet for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome; however carbohydrates provide many vital nutrients so they can't be avoided completely. So make wise choice when it comes to carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates which are high in fiber gets slowly digested in the body which increases your blood sugar levels gradually. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals and its products, beans, pulses and sprouts are some examples of complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple carbohydrates like sugar, fruit juice, ice cream, cakes, candies, colas, sodas, cookies and pies as far as possible.

Don't be embarrassed - So you have lot of facial hair and other unwanted hair on your body. Don't feel ashamed or embarrassed; there are many treatments available to remove the unwanted hair like waxing, threading, shaving, plucking, epilating, or using creams or lotions. See which is best and convenient you for. Other long lasting hair removal options include laser therapy and electrolysis which can be chosen.

Exercise - Being physically active will not only help lose weight but also lower your blood sugar levels. One of the best PCOS natural cures is to control weight by controlling calories and taking active participation is regular physical activity.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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