While there is no cure for PCOS, management is possible with lifestyle changes. A healthier diet, more exercise and weight loss are one way to help the body naturally regulate hormone and insulin levels which can, in turn, alleviate symptoms of PCOS. A PCOS management diet would eliminate alcohol and nicotine as well as sugar, animal fats, processed foods and dairy products to reduce inflammation and help keep insulin levels in check. A healthier diet would focus on whole plant foods including fiber-rich greens, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.
If PCOS management through the diet isn't sufficient, other natural options include acupuncture, herbal remedies and meditation. In some cases your health care provider may recommend using prescription medications to help control PCOS, or, in some cases, surgery may be advised. Whatever route is appropriate for an individual’s health, treatment can help lower the risk of complications such as heart disease and diabetes.
If these symptoms and concerns sound familiar to you, the Coyle Institute can determine if you are suffering from PCOS and create a treatment plan that will address your unique issues. It’s important to diagnose and treat PCOS to preserve your fertility and future overall health. Call us to schedule your consultation with our expert, compassionate team today.