Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a chronic condition in which cysts appear on the ovaries due to hormonal imbalances. Symptoms can include, weight gain, infertility, excessive bleeding, reduced bleeding, high sugar/glucose levels, facial hair and more. Typical treatments may involve hormone therapy through birth control, medicines to regulate insulin, fertility treatments and lifestyle changes. While the cause is unknown, many women have fought hard to find solutions to this difficult condition.
The following 6 story spotlights are on women who have found solutions to and done things to significantly ease Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
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Maha shares how she used to have really bad cramps, amenorrhea (missed periods), hypoglycemia (low sugar) to the point of passing out and more. She was sensitive to birth control pills that the doctor tried to prescribe. Hormone therapy did not work for her either. Yet, she managed to get rid of the cysts through utilizing a low glycemic eating regimen.
Low glycemic eating regimen basically helps to regulate the fluctuation of sugar spikes in your blood so that the presence of glucose does not go too high or low within a period of time.
Amrita shares her eating and exercise habits on her journey of weight loss with PCOS with recommendations from a dietician.
Kristi shares her entire journey on when she discovered she had PCOS and the various fertility methods she used. She ultimately gave birth to a healthy baby.
Semide shares her treatments of symptoms of PCOS such as androgenetic alopecia, unpredictable menstrual cycles and mental health issues.
KeAmber speaks on the wild ride she had dealing with that; enlarged uterus, constant bleeding due to endometriosis and more. She implemented a few things such as reducing meat, dairy, carbs, intermittent fasting, taking supplements and chiropractic care.
Having a combination of PCOS and Hypothyroidism can make controlling body weight very difficult, however it has been done!
It is evident that these women have been through some tough challenges with PCOS, however with great determination and education they found solutions that worked well for them. Despite similarities amongst women, every body has its own unique differences which results in different methods that work for different people.
Remember to stay active in your self-care!