Last Modified on Jan 23, 2015
Treating polycystic ovary syndrome includes a variety options. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes and even dietary supplements are considered effective treatments for the condition. Limiting sugar intake, increasing physical activity and taking common supplements are common suggestions for effectively managing the condition.
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
A common hormonal disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition among woman of reproductive age. The most common characteristic of the disorder is the presence of cysts on the ovaries; however, not all women affected by the disorder develop cysts.
Common symptoms of the condition include abnormal menstrual cycles, excess hair growth, acne and obesity. While the exact cause of the condition is unknown, contributing factors include excess insulin, low-grade inflammation, heredity and abnormal fetal development.
Natural Treatment Options for PCOS
Natural treatment options are often considered the least invasive of treatments for PCOS. As the condition is often the result of insulin resistance and other comorbid conditions, effective treatment of the condition often involves dietary and lifestyle changes. The condition is also effectively supported by a number of natural supplements.
As PCOS is largely connected to insulin resistance, the condition is often treated using a diet that is low in sugar and other starchy foods. Gluten as well as other grains should be avoided. Additionally, green veggies, raw fruits and nuts as well as lean protein support proper digestive functioning.
Aside from just changing the diet, making certain lifestyle changes can also benefit those suffering with PCOS. Exercise, stress management and regulating eating habits are all important components of a treatment regimen for the condition. Losing and managing weight are also important considerations for those with the condition.
While diet and lifestyle changes are effective for many, additional support is often needed. Common supplement options include apple cider vinegar, chaste tree berry, molasses and green tea. These supplements work to eliminate toxins from the body and add back in vital nutrients to the system.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects as many as 1 in every 10 women. The symptoms of the condition can be debilitating if left untreated. However, effective treatment can often be achieved with minimal dietary and lifestyle changes as well as natural supplements.
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Hi! I am a 40 year old woman with PCOS.
I have severely thinning hair, irregular periods and a 50 lb weight gain. I have read the ACV cure on this site and wanted to know from people who have tried it how long it took before they saw results with stopping the hair loss and regrowing hair? Also, did you take ACV 2 times a day or what is the recommended dosage?
I have heard that ACV causes constipation. Any way of countering that side-effect?
I also take a daily multi-vitamin, Saw Palmetto capsule, fish oil and Biotin ( for hair) every day.
Appreciate your time and advice!
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