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PCOS & Nutrition

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is linked to abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels.

While there’s no current cure for PCOS, symptoms can be effectively treated and managed.

Nutrition plays a great part in helping naturally manage some symptoms. Common symptoms of PCOS may include irregular periods, excessive hair growth on the face and body, oily skin and acne, thinning hair and hair loss (from the scalp), weight gain and difficulty conceiving.

A healthy, balanced diet will help to reduce and manage some of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome and can assist with weight management, helping to regulate insulin levels. The overall risk of developing long-term health problems associated with PCOS can be greatly improved by just losing excess weight, even if you lose just 5% of excess body weight.

Finding the right diet to tackle the symptoms of PCOS can be a complex process and needs to be tailored to each person’s symptoms and lifestyle. Doctors with Dietitians, often can use a combined treatment plan of medication/s and diet for helping people with PCOS symptoms.

Just by making dietary and lifestyle changes, it can help naturally reduce unwanted symptoms.
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