Natural Remedies For PCOS

by Dispatch Yashram on Mar 03, 2022

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It is an appalling number but recent studies show that 1 in 10 girls in India suffer from PCOD or PCOS. PCOS is an acronym for Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome which is a hormonal imbalance in girls and women. While it is more common in girls and women in the age group of 15-35, the number of incidents in teenage girls is now on the rise. In this article, we will help you understand the issue better and will also list the Natural Remedies For PCOS.

What Is PCOS? 

PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal condition that affects women who are sexually active. In PCOS, the ovaries produce higher than normal levels of male hormones called androgens which can interfere with normal ovulation and cause a range of symptoms.

Girls and women suffering from PCOS  have symptoms such as -

  • Irregular periods
  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Infertility 
  • Acne
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Sleep problems and 
  • Mood changes. 

Most symptoms begin shortly after puberty and they can also develop during late teens and into early adulthood. Girls with PCOS typically have irregular periods or amenorrhea, and heavy or scanty bleeding. They tend to have elevated levels of the male hormone androgen (testosterone) too.

PCOS: Essential Information For Women's Health

We at Adira, spoke to a gynaecologist, Dr Shilpa and asked her some questions about PCOS. This is what she had to say.


Foods To Avoid For PCOS

PCOS is usually common in girls who are overweight and have processed food in their diet. Avoiding the following foods will help control weight and have general health benefits too.

  • Avoid processed foods like sugary breakfast cereals, packaged snacks, frozen dinners and fast food.
  • Avoid sugary drinks like soda, sweetened tea and fruit juice.
  • Limit consumption of red meat like beef and pork to once or twice a week
  • Choose low-fat or non-fat dairy products like skim milk, Greek yoghurt, or low-fat cheese. 
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates like white bread, white rice and pasta. 
  • Limit alcohol consumption or avoid it altogether. 

Which Food Is Good For PCOS?

A healthy and balanced diet is important for managing PCOS symptoms and several foods can benefit women with this condition. Here are some examples:

  • Choose water, unsweetened tea or coffee and sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime.
  • Opt for plant-based protein sources like tofu, tempeh, beans and lentils.
  • Try non-dairy alternatives like almond, soy or oat milk.
  • Choose whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta and fruits like berries, apples and pears are also good choices.
  • Choose non-alcoholic alternatives like sparkling water with a slice of lime, herbal tea, or a mocktail made with fresh fruit and herbs.

Managing PCOS With Ease: Products To Consider

Here are the innovative products from Adira that will help you cope with PCOS. 

  • Leakproof Panties: 

    Adira’s leakproof panties are your best option if you have a problem with unpredictable periods. These panties are made of soft comfy fabrics and have a breathable, cotton leakproof crotch. Using them throughout the month will ensure that you will not be caught off guard by a stain.

You can try Adira’s Period Panties which are hygienic, skin-friendly and prevent period stains. Period panties should be used with pads. They come in 2 fits, each for a specific purpose

  • Period Hipsters: 

    These panties are meant for medium flow days. They come with an extended leakproof and breathable crotch to prevent period stains. Period Hipsters prevent front and back area stains. Shop Period Hipsters here.
  • Period Boxers: 

    Period Boxers are best for heavy flow days and high activity days. The boxer fit provides inner thigh coverage & helps prevent inner thigh staining. Hence, Period Boxer prevents front, back and inner thigh stains. If heavy bleeding is a problem, you must read this article.   Shop Period Boxers here.

You can shop for PCOS products here

Also read: Innovations From Adira

Period Panties are an invention by Deepa Kumar, founder of Adira Innerwear. Period Panties are patented in India and USA.

Exercise For PCOS 

An essential part of treating PCOS symptoms is exercise. Engaging in regular physical activities like brisk walking, cycling, swimming, aerobic exercises and yoga can help improve insulin sensitivity, regulate hormone levels, support weight management and reduce stress

Remember to always speak with your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.

Destress Yourself 

To destress when dealing with PCOS, one can try meditation, yoga, exercise, deep breathing, self-care activities and therapy. Practising these techniques can help reduce stress and anxiety, regulate hormone levels, improve insulin sensitivity and alleviate PCOS symptoms. It is important to find the de-stressing techniques that work best for you and to incorporate them into your daily routine.  

Alternate Therapies As Natural Remedies For PCOS

Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, supplements, massage therapy and mind-body therapies can be used as natural remedies for PCOS. These therapies have been shown to improve menstrual regularity, reduce androgen levels, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce stress levels. But it is always good to have a consulting gynaecologist, who is aware of your condition.

While Western ideas are one path to follow, you could try Eastern ideas like yoga, reiki and Ayurveda.  A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and good diet and increased awareness of PCOS  will enable a holistic solution to this problem.

All these options and ways of living are natural home remedies for PCOS.

Stay Happy! Stay Healthy!

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