PCOS is an acronym for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This is an endocrine disorder that affects women of childbearing age and here we examine a few realistic PCOS natural treatment remedies.
The disorder is responsible for some instances of infertility in women.
Some of the symptoms displayed by women with PCOS are:
- irregular menstruation cycles
- polycystic ovaries
- masculine features arising from excessive male hormones
The most common indication of this disorder however, is the multiple cysts that develop within the ovary mostly due to irregular ovulation process. The disease is normally associated with genetic factors among other causes.
Many ways of treating this disorder exist with medication and hormonal treatments being among them. There are women; however, who do not want to use medication to treat PCOS.
If you are one of these women, it is then important for you to consider alternative home remedies.
Not all alternative therapies work on this disorder so you should be cautious in the selections you make.
Diet as a PCOS Natural Treatment
Diet is very important in the treatment of PCOS. You are what you eat. Since this disorder is aggravated by obesity, it is important that you deal with it in order to restore regular ovulation processes within your body.
You should always eat a balanced diet that includes food that is rich in healthy oils and fats.
Avoid sugars and grains that are refined Where possible eat organic foods and meats. You should also avoid soya food products as much as possible because they cause fluctuations in the level of hormones in your body.
You should also consume at least five portions of fruits daily. All these dietary requirements are necessary in providing your body with the capacity to manage insulin levels as well as keep of the weight, both of which aggravate PCOS.
Water is an essential aspect of life. No natural treatment of PCOS will be complete without it. Water aids in food digestion as well as proper functioning of kidneys and the liver. It is thus responsible for controlling insulin levels as well as weight.
You should drink at least 6-8 glasses of (preferably filtered) water a day.
Scientific research has shown that exercise is very beneficial to your health. Exercise helps you increase your metabolism, which in turn helps you, burn more fat thus losing weight.
You should also do exercises that incorporate strength training, which is essential for muscle building. Your metabolism automatically increases with muscle increase.
Exercise is important also because it helps manage the level of insulin, which may affect your body weight. Alternatively, the exercise you do will help stave off diabetes, which is partly responsible for aggravating PCOS.
Avoid Chemical Hormones and Use Natural Products where Possible
The environment as we know it is full of pollutants that are very harmful to your body. You should ensure that you stay from products that contain chemicals that will get into your body and interfere with the way things work.
These include plastics, compounds contained in beauty products and pesticides. Where possible you should always use organic beauty and cleaning products.
Always ensure that the products you use as storage containers as well as for toiletries do not contain harmful chemicals that may affect your fertility.
You should use sanitary towels that are made of organic materials where possible to avoid bacteria breeding during your menstruation. This is because some of the products you may use like tampons may have infertility causing components, which contribute, to PCOS.
Since infertility is a very possible result of PCOS, it is important that you find natural methods of treatment if you do not want to use the conventional methods. Most medicines are extracted from plants before conversion to the standard states. It therefore follows that herbs and plants that contain the same compounds found in fertility drugs will give you the same results.
These herbs and food supplements will increase your hormonal levels in addition to giving you the much-needed nutrients and elements that are necessary for fertility treatment.
These PCOS natural treatment remedies are by no means the only options you have. You may consult an alternative a herbal specialist to find out more.
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