Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Tips to reverse your symptoms

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of premenopausal women, making it the most common endocrine disorder among women.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) wreaks havoc on hormones: excessive amounts of insulin stimulate the ovaries to produce large amounts of testosterone. The result can be irregular periods and infertility, along with symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue and obesity. The long-term risks to the health of women with PCOS include diabetes and cardiovascular disease, among others.

Stanford University has clearly identified the existence and effects of insulin resistance, a metabolic disorder and the main underlying cause of this syndrome. Treating insulin resistance will help you manage or reverse the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The most important thing is that this can be done naturally without using drugs.

Natural Medicine for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

1. Supplements for Natural Medicine

The metabolic change can not be achieved with a single ingredient. However, the right combination of specific herbs for this condition along with vitamins and minerals can help restore normal metabolism. Minerals like chromium, magnesium and zinc work together to control the levels of insulin and glucose. Vitamin C and folic acid promote a healthy circulatory system. Fenugreek, olive and sage also help control insulin levels and glucose. Guar Gum can reduce bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

2. Nutrition: Replace the bad carbs to good carbs

All women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may benefit from adopting healthy eating habits. By eating a diet low in carbohydrates and refined sugars can help reverse the imbalance of glucose and insulin in your body. Avoid bad carbs such as sweets, white bread, refined pasta and rice. Replace them with healthy carbohydrates that stabilize blood sugar such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread (rye).

3. Exercise: Part of your daily routine

Although everyone should find some time for exercise, is especially important for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) include some exercise into your daily routine. It may be worth a stroll just 20 minutes, playing outside with your kids, or going to a Pilates class. The exercise has been shown to increase metabolism and burn calories, so that helps control insulin levels and, in turn, results in weight loss. Exercise can also help prevent diabetes, a health risk in women with PCOS.

4. Food Addiction: Breaking the Cycle

The consumption of simple carbohydrates and sugars can create a vicious cycle of high and low sugar levels. Eating sweets and chips can cause increased blood sugar and serotonin. Substituting sugars and bad carbohydrates for complex carbohydrates and lean protein in the day can maintain stable glucose and insulin levels, making this way to break the cycle of food addiction.

5. Find a support network

You are not alone in its struggle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). There are millions of women around the world experiencing the same symptoms and emotions. Many of these women go forward while others are depressed. Visit the blogs and online communities of people with the same disease and learn from them. If you can not find a support group in your area look in local newspapers, through clubs, schools, universities, etc..

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