We all have our roots somewhere in some rural parts of the country. Our mothers and grandmothers often talk about how beautifully they were brought up amidst natural and organic things. With time, we are trying hard to keep up our traditions compelling ourselves towards organic things, because somewhere down the lane, we have become a victim to commercialization.
With growing number of health issues, women are facing a number of problems. One such common issue is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or PCOD (Polycycstic Ovarian Disease).
Cyst- Small sacs filled with fluid
Ovary- Female organs which produces ovas or eggs
Do you find any of these symptoms?
We generally do not communicate everything about our health to our friends and family because it is considered a taboo in most of the cultures. But talking about it openly will help us be more aware of this disease. Here are the common symptoms of PCOS,
- Irregular Periods (anything more than 35 days is irregular here)
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in losing weight
- Facial hairs
- Difficulty in conceiving
- Hairfall/thinning hair
- Frequent acne
- Depression (The evilest of all!)
If yes, then immediately consult your Gyno and get the PCOS Panel Test done.
What is PCOS Panel Test?
PCOS Panel test includes the diagnosis of the following,
- Various hormone levels in our body.
- Mensuration history and other symptoms examination
- Weight examination
- Blood test
Who is prone to PCOS?
- Researchers have found that one is ten women have been diagnosed with PCOS.
- Any female of childbearing age has the possibility of getting affected by PCOS
- PCOS can also be due to genetic disorders or passes from mothers to daughters
- Unhealthy lifestyle
How to cure PCOS naturally?
Though there are many medicines for regulating hormone levels thereby increasing fertility, below are the natural remedies that has been found beneficial in curing PCOS.
Drinking atleast 10 glasses of water a day can flush out the toxin from our body and cure cysts. To make drinking water an interesting task, try infusing it with the ingredient of your choice.
Eg. Cut half cucumber and four quarters of lemon and keep it overnight in a jar filled with one and a half litres of water. Instead of drinking plain water, drink this infused water.
Natural teas like Green tea, Chamomile and Lavender tea relaxes our nervous system thereby regulating the hormone secretion.
Caution:Except green tea, other teas are safe to drink during the night. Green tea has caffeine and you might have a tough time falling asleep if you drink it before bed!
High Fiber and High Protein
Anything that our body has to take extra efforts digesting is good for us. Whole grains, fruits and veggies have fiber content in abundance.
Eg: Brown bread, beans, peas, broccoli, soy, sprouts, oats, etc.
Cod liver oil tablets has high omega-3 fatty acids. It can be taken along with other vitamin supplements. If you are hesitant about taking this, flax seeds are the best alternatives for you. Include flax seeds in your smoothies, salads or even rotis.
Sitting long hours and absence of physical activities make us sluggish and our body starts storing fat. To avoid this, we must keep moving even while on work. It is very important to get proper blood circulation in all the parts of our body. A daily 45 minutes workout in the morning, gives a great start to the day and keep you going all day!
Promise yourself 10 sets of Suryanamaskar every morning and notice the difference in your body in just a week. Practicing various yoga asanas works like charm on our body. It also adds a healthy glow to face.
Apple Cider Vinegar
People swear by the good things that apple cider vinegar can do to our body. Apart from helping in losing weight, it also helps in treating PCOS. Simply mix 2 tbsp of ACV to a glass pf water and drink it half an hour before meal. Results are slow but sure!
The above remedies are not too hard to follow than letting these cysts stay in our body and harm us forever. PCOS is nothing less than a devil, because it is slowly spreading its roots among us!
Lets promise ourselves a “PCOS-Free” new year! Spread the word and save your loved ones from this devil!