August 22, 2019 By Dr Arockia Virgin Fernando
Exercise, meditation, yoga and more, can help decrease the effects of PCOS
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused due to major hormonal imbalance accompanied with an increase of testosterone in a woman’s body due to which development and release of mature eggs is prevented. It might also happen that women who ovulate with PCOS the hormone imbalance might simply stop embryoimplantation in the uterine lining.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms include
- Irregular periods
- Excess male hormone
- Weight gain
- Unwanted hair growth
- Thinning hair
- Fertility problems
- Persistent Fatigue
- Polycystic-appearing ovaries
Another factor is that women many times don’t display the classic signs and symptoms of PCOS. women do not always gain unwanted hair or suffer from weight issues. Some don’t have polycystic-appearing ovaries as well.
Weight gain and PCOS
Too much weight gain is yet another common result as well as potential factor behind the dreadful Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. An estimate was made stating that about 50% to 85% of women with PCOS were overweight to some extent. This condition increases the effect of PCOS symptoms and is instrumental in leading to other health complications, which could destroy chances of conceiving.
Women who are overweight are as well likely to struggle with issues such as metabolic dysfunction, that might include anomalies in insulin levels as well as the functioning. This is a very important hormone that regulates blood sugar levels in the body and a woman who develops insulin resistance increases is at an increased risk of suffering from Type 2 diabetes, as well as other medical problems like high blood pressure and even heart diseases.
Exercises help In such situations wherein some cases with a 10% reduction in the overall body weigh women could see a difference. Such women earlier would not be ovulating to reestablished a regular menstrual cycle. A diet that is low in sugar not only helps women lose weight but also slow the progress of developing insulin resistance.
Although diet can lower blood sugar levels, However, it is recommended that one exercises as it can be even more effective losing weight when combined with exercise.
This condition is known to have a hormonal aspect, and there is also emerging evidence that points to genetics, and environment being a factor. In some cases, the interaction between these two can increase the chances of developing PCOS or a worsening of existing symptoms.