To understand this condition we should take a glimpse of the process of ovulation. During the time of ovulation, the follicles are developed around the ovaryIn the ovulatory stage of ovulation one of these follicles becomes dominant.

This follicle ruptures and releases eggs. But PCOS is a condition where the follicle fails to release an egg.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Diving Deep Into Symptoms 

1)You don’t menstruate regularly 

If you consult a doctor in doubt about PCOS, the first question the doctor asks is whether your periods are regular or not. Irregular periods are the common symptoms of ovulation. Instead of having 12 periods in a year, you only have 8-9 periods in a year.

2)Too much masculinity 

There is an excessive secretion of the male hormone androgen. This will lead to excessive growth of facial and body hair. This condition is called hirsutism. High secretion can also lead to severe acne and baldness

3)Ovaries are bigger than they should be

The excessive growth of follicles around the ovary and male them larger than they should be. The entire working of the ovary is affected due to this.

Cause Of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

The exact cause of PCOS is still unknown. There are some factors that can lead to PCOS:

1)Your family lineage matters: Researchers have found that PCOS can be passed from generation to generation. In other words, they are hereditary. For example, if your mother’s gene is affected by PCOS, there is a high chance it can be passed to you.

2)High production of insulin: The hormone insulin is used by the cell to break up the sugar and use it for the production of energy. What happens if the cell is resistant to accepting insulin? The blood sugar level in the body escalates. High secretion of insulin can increase the high level of androgen. As a result, your ovulation cycle is disrupted. 

Signs and symptoms:

  • Dark velvety patches on the lower part of the neck skin
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Darker armpits

3)Your warriors are defending 

WBC resists any kind of infection in the body. This causes inflammation in the body. People with PCOS may have low-grade inflammation in the body which makes the ovary produce an excessive amount of androgen.

This not only affects hormone production  but also problems in the heart and blood vessels

PCOS Can  Lead To

  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Excess testosterone 
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Alopecia
  • Miscarriage or premature birth
  • Mood changes
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression, anxiety, and eating disorders
  • Endometrial cancer

Different Tests For PCOS

Pelvic exam: The change in reproductive organs can be understood by a pelvic exam.

Blood tests: The hormonal imbalances can be understood by blood tests. The increase in the level of androgen and cholesterol can be detected in the blood.

Ultrasound: The change in the structure of the ovary can be detected through an ultrasound scan.

Treatment For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Natural Method 

1)Diet plan

PCOS diet plan should concentrate on food that is competent enough to stimulate the metabolism rate and capable of fighting infections in the body.

A balanced diet is a rescuer 

Your diet should contain fats, proteins, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. This balanced diet should stabilize hormone production,  regulate your weight,  manage a healthy weight, and all nutrients that are essential for the smooth running of body processes.

Fruits and vegetables are boon companion

Here is a list of PCOS-friendly fruits and vegetables 

-Green leafy vegetables, gourds, pumpkin

lady’s finger, tomato, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are healthy to defend against PCOS.

-Fill your plate with a portion of berries, kiwi, pomegranate, cherries, plums, apricots, and citrus fruits.

Fight Your Inflammation With Food 

Anti-inflammatory foods are potent enough to fight PCOS(because it’s an inflammatory disorder). Inflammation is the main reason for weight gain. Reducing infections and also reduce weight gain.

Say sorry to your sweet tooth 

The level of sugar is regulated by the consumption of foods having low sugar. Controlling the level of sugar makes the body with weight management.

Foods To Avoid Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Rather than avoid try to reduce the portion size of foods like:

  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Fried and fast foods
  • Bad fats
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Processed meats
  • Poultry and meat

2)Exercise not only makes you fit but also defended against disease 

Here are some exercises that you can try out to reduce your weight 

  • Interval training 
  • strength training 
  • cardiovascular workouts
  • dHIIT workouts 
  • Mind-body exercise 

They are extremely helpful in reducing insulin resistance and boosting the overall mechanism of the body.


  • There are no available medicines for PCOS but the symptoms can be cured.
  • Progestin pills, contraceptive pills can be taken for the irregular periods
  • Clomiphene and metformin usually work for fertility problems 
  • cyproterone acetate, spironolactone, flutamide and 
  • Finasteride can control unwanted hair growth. Electrolysis or laser therapy also helps.
  • laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) may be conducted in this complicated situation.
  • Metformin and orlistat  can regulate the cholesterol level and control diabetes 

–  The Mom N Baby

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