Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, which affects up to 20 per cent of Australian women. It is a leading cause of female infertility. PCOS can cause symptoms like infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excessive facial and body hair growth (hirsutism), weight gain, acne and so on. The signs and symptoms tend to vary from person to person. Although there is no cure for this problem yet, it can be controlled by diet and lifestyle change as well as some natural remedies.
1. PCOS Diet
Keep fit is a key to treat PCOS because losing as little as five per cent of your body weight will reduce insulin resistance and balance hormone levels. Choose good quality vegetables and legumes, nuts and seeds, lean meats and fish for your diet. Cut out sugar containing and high glycaemic foods (For example, flour products) as much as possible. Avoid all packaged and processed foods, especially snacks and junk foods.
At the same time, you need eat 5 to 6 tiny little small meals a day that are going to help you balance your blood sugar level.
2. Regular Exercise
Exercise is also plays a huge physical role in insulin resistance reduction and weight loss. Aim for doing something daily, at least 1 hour and at most 2 hours. if gym is not your scene, walking, cycling or swimming are good choices.
3. Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture
It is shown that Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture can help women suffering from PCOS balance hormone levels, decrease insulin resistance and lose weight in order to improve their ovulation and regulate their period which will result in pregnancy.
PCOS is unlikely to go away, but our kind and experienced practitioners will help you to reach your treatment objectives during your reproductive years. For more information, please call 08 9387 3389.