Here are 8 signs that suggest you’ve begun to reverse your PCOS

Yes ladies, you can totally reverse your PCOS. All you need to do is tweak your lifestyle a little, and keep making consistent efforts.
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Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 30 Oct 2023, 15:45 pm IST

There are several B-town beauties like Sara Ali Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who have opened up about their struggles with PCOS aka polycystic ovarian syndrome. We know being a part of the glamour industry brings with it intense pressure to look a certain way. And unfortunately, PCOS means weight gain! 

But fret not, because with certain tweaks in your diet, and regular exercise and medication, you can totally reverse PCOS. Believe it or not, your body gives out signs that clearly prove you’ve successfully embarked on the journey to PCOS reversal. 

Intrigued to know how your body gives out signals? Well, before that, we want you to first understand a little more about this disorder.

Here’s all you need to know about PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. It is one of the common lifestyle disorders for reproductive women in India, affecting every 1 in 5 women. It is known to be the root cause of many lifestyle disorders later in life, if not controlled at an early stage. This health condition is estimated to affect about 10 million women globally. Women suffering from PCOS go through a range of bodily issues like excessive body hair, weight gain, acne and sometimes infertility, if not controlled at the right time.

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Here’s what causes PCOS

The exact reason for the PCOS is still unknown. It’s mostly attributed to an increase in the male hormone, which further prevents ovaries from producing hormones and egg formation. But, studies have shown that PCOS runs in families. Other lifestyle conditions include being overweight. Sometimes, diabetes also contributes to PCOS, if not managed properly.

And this is the list of symptoms, which suggest you have PCOS
  • Irregular periods
  • Acne
  • Excessive hair growth over chin/upper lip and beard area
  • Weight gain
  • Oily greasy skin
  • Headache
  • Dark patches in the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating

You must be wondering what’s the best way to reverse these symptoms? Well, according to Dr Tanveer Aujla, senior consultant obstetrics and gynecology, Motherhood Hospital, Noida, there are several holistic solutions that can help you reverse all the symptoms of PCOS. 

Here are some things you can do:

  • Exercise regularly to maintain your weight, otherwise you can be prone to type 2 diabetes.
  • Include foods like spinach, pulses, cherries, etc in your diet to manage PCOS.
  • Reduce complex carbs and try cutting down on junk food.
  • Try going for meditation to stay stress-free.
  • Lower your sugar intake. Go for alternatives like jaggery, honey, etc.

Once you start making these changes, your body will respond to your efforts. How? Read on to know.

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Here’s the list of signs that show you’re reversing PCOS

1. Your periods cycle will start becoming regular;
2. The dark patches will start to reduce, and your skin will become clearer;
3. You will see a drastic change in your acne;
4. You will start losing weight;
5. You will see that there is no more growth of unwanted facial hair;
6. You will feel much more energetic;
7. You will sleep better;
8. You will also feel less anxious and stressed.

And that’s how you do it! So, are you ready to reverse the symptoms of PCOS?

Nikita Bhardwaj

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