Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women, and it can have a significant impact on their health and well-being. While PCOS treatment is often necessary, lifestyle changes can play a crucial role in managing PCOS symptoms and improving overall quality of life. At Dr. Sunny Medical Centre our experienced gynecologists specialize in managing PCOS/PCOD and are dedicated to helping you with their expertise.
Here are some lifestyle changes you can adopt:
Balanced Diet: Focus on a balanced diet that includes whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Avoid excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugars.
Low Glycemic Index (GI) Foods: Low GI foods can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. Examples include whole grains, legumes, and non-starchy vegetables.
Portion Control: Monitor portion sizes to avoid overeating and maintain a healthy weight.
Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries and green tea, to help reduce inflammation.
Exercise: Regular physical activity can help improve insulin sensitivity and promote weight management. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week. A combination of cardio and strength training exercises can be effective in managing PCOS symptoms.
Weight Management: Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can help regulate menstrual cycles and improve fertility. Losing even a small amount of weight (around 5-10% of your current weight) can lead to significant improvements in PCOS symptoms.
Stress Management: Chronic stress can exacerbate PCOS symptoms. Practice stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing, or yoga.
Adequate Sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Poor sleep can disrupt hormonal balance and contribute to weight gain.
Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Proper hydration can support metabolic functions.
Supplements: Some individuals with PCOS may benefit from supplements like vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult with our gynecologist before starting any supplements.
Regular Medical Check-ups: Schedule regular check-ups with our gynecologist to monitor your health and track any changes in your condition.
Remember that PCOS is a complex condition, and its management may vary from person to person. It’s essential to work closely with our gynecologist to create a personalized plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. Lifestyle changes, when combined with treatment, can significantly improve the management of PCOS and enhance your overall well-being. Dr. Poonguzhali Liston’s exceptional clinical skills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) management make her a trusted and sought-after healthcare professional in obstetrics and gynecology. If you are someone who is suffering from PCOS schedule an appointment with our gynecologist at the earliest.