Treat PCOS Naturally

PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is caused by an imbalance in women’s hormones that make it difficult to get pregnant and cause problems with your periods. It can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease if not treated, and will affect the way you look with darkening skin and unwanted hair growth. It affects one in every 15 women and though the symptoms often begin in the later teen years, it can occur in girls as young as 11.


How do I know if I have PCOS?

  • Few or no periods
  • Heavy, irregular periods
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Thinning hair
  • Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Insulin resistance
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure


How can I prevent PCOS?

Though there is no way to prevent PCOS as it is believed to be a hereditary condition, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent other life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease and will help to limit the severity of infertility.


How can I treat PCOS?

  • Lose weight. This helps you control insulin-related complications such as diabetes.
  • Get regular exercise. This helps to improve your mood and helps you lose weight.
  • Eat a diet that helps to eliminate insulin yo-yo’s.
  • Cut out coffee. It increases estrogen levels which just makes things worse for PCOS sufferers.
  • Eat foods high in chromium such as onions and tomatoes. Chromium helps to improve insulin action.
  • Vitamin D helps to metabolize glucose and women with type 2 diabetes are often vitamin D deficient.
  • Licorice root helps to support proper insulin levels and give good hormonal balance.
  • Maca helps to balance estrogen and progesterone levels in the body.
  • Vitex supports hormonal balance by directly affecting the pituitary gland.
  • Tribulus may help to regulate ovulation.
  • Cinnamon helps to reduce insulin resistance.
  • Gymnema helps to reduce high blood sugar.
  • Saw palmetto will help to inhibit DHT production and prevent hirsutism.
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