Getting Rid of Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at Home Naturally
Ovaries are paired female reproductive organs that produce eggs essential for human reproduction. A liquid filled cavity, called follicle, holds the mature egg until discharge from ovary. Normally five follicles begin to mature and approximately one releases mature ovum during a female’s menstrual cycle. However, in a polycystic ovary, twice the amount of follicles are formed most of which begin to mature, but none releases eggs. This is typically a result of hormonal imbalance. There are various natural ways that have helped people overcome this problem and few of them are mentioned below.
Some, not all, women with PCOS have weight related issues. And again some, not all, have found a great difference in their PCOS problem (with normal and regular cycles) once their body weight is back to normal. Now, does PCOS cause obesity or is being overweight a triggering factor for PCOS is something that specialists are not certain about, but overall women with PCOS begin to experience weight problems. Normalize your weight if obese by bringing about a change in your diet. Increase your protein intake and lower your carbohydrate consumption. Also reduce intake of high fat foods, restrict eating or switch to using low-fat dairy products, and opt for organic foods that have no added preservatives or flavors. Additionally, restrict your sweet, caffeine, and alcohol intake.
Water in plenty will increase the fat burning process in addition to flushing out toxins from our body. Drink at least 1 liter of water on a daily basis, and increase if necessary depending on your activity levels. Also to increase results in your attempt at losing weight, along with a healthy diet, follow a routine exercise program with lifestyle modifications.
Essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are not produced in our body but derived from food sources. These also play a role in regularizing a woman’s menstrual cycles. Flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, soy beans, salmon are all rich sources of these fatty acids. Include them in your daily food intake.
Women with PCOS who are found to have lower than normal levels of estrogen, ingesting more plant estrogens will help in getting their levels back to normal. Phytoestrogen food sources are soy beans and soy products (milk, yogurt, tofu), black beans, flax seeds, multigrain breads, dried apricots and dates, and garlic. The herbs licorice and peony are also known to regularize estrogen levels. Prepare a tea from these herbs and drink 2-3 cups a day for better results.
Pituitary gland plays an important role during the female’s reproductive cycle. This tiny gland secretes hormones that encourage ovulation and also secretion of a certain hormone from the corpus luteum in females, that is essential for a successful pregnancy to occur. Chaste tree is a shrub with berries, and these berries and seeds have certain properties in them that help regulate reproductive hormones naturally. A refreshing tee can be brewed and consumed if experiencing PCOS.
When excess testosterone levels seem to be giving rise to this condition, the Indian herb tulsi has medicinal values that are found beneficial in regularizing androgen levels effectively. Chew 8-10 fresh tulsi leaves first thing in the morning before feasting on your breakfast. You could also boil the same amount of fresh leaves in water and drink along with leaves to make a difference in your hormone levels.
Seek profession help if all home remedial measures fail to give you the desired results.
Professional Guide to Cure PCOS