Let’s start from the beginning.
PCOS is short for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This condition affects around 1 in 10 women in their reproductive age.
Despite its name, not all women that have PCOS will present with polycystic ovaries. If you suspect you have PCOS, your doctor will check that you meet at least 2 of the 3 following criteria:
This condition can show itself with a wide series of symptoms. Just to name a few: no or irregular periods, fertility struggles, extreme exhaustion, difficulties losing and maintaining weight, masculine features like excessive body hair, thinning and loss of hair…
Given how multifaceted this condition is, there isn’t a one-size-fit-all approach to managing it. And certainly, there is no cure yet like there is no clarity and what could be causing it.
But this doesn’t mean that it’s all lost!
Your nutrition and lifestyle can have a huge impact on how your own symptoms are managed.
The correct nutritional and lifestyle changes for your symptoms can help you reach your goals such as weight loss, weight maintenance or more regular periods and better chances at fertility.
While there isn’t a best diet or fitness regime for everyone, here are a few tips to get you started on the right path:
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