Lifestyle Tips for PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition caused by an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone (female hormones), and an increase of androgens (i.e. male hormones). A few PCOS symptoms include irregular periods or absence of menstruation, thinning of hair or hair loss, excessive hair growth (usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks), weight gain, difficulty getting pregnant, oily skin or acne, etc.
Insulin resistance is one of the leading causes of PCOS during which cells don’t respond normally to insulin, thus increasing the blood sugar level.
PCOS effects can be managed with proper treatment and care like physical exercises, balancing the intake of protein and carbohydrates, eating small, healthy meals throughout the day, etc.