PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a severe problem. However, it is a very common condition that many women suffer from. Women suffering from PCOS may have problems conceiving.
What is PCOS?
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a severe condition, and women have been prone to this condition for a long time because of an imbalance in reproductive hormones.
Women suffering from PCOS will observe the formation of cysts, which also lead to complications in pregnancy.
Some of the common symptoms of PCOS include the following:
- Acne breakout
- Unwanted growth of body hair
- Problems in conceiving
- Oily skin
- Hair thinning on the head
PCOS doesn’t deal with the cysts on the ovaries, which will harm our body’s overall hormones. Furthermore, PCOS happens because of inflammation, adrenal function and metabolic health.
The Four Types Of PCOs
Although PCOS is not a chronic condition, you should consider maintaining it. If you adopt proper measures, PCOS can heal in no time. However, following an appropriate diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial.
Some of the common types of PCOS include the following:
1. Insulin-resistant PCOS
This is one of the most common types of PCOS and occurs because of high insulin levels in the body. It can also be caused because of metabolic syndrome. When the cells of muscles and the body stop responding to insulin, the body triggers insulin resistance.
This can increase the blood sugar level. As a result, the pancreas will need to release more insulin.
If insulin circulates in the body at higher levels, androgen will be produced in higher quantities. As a result, it will cause all the symptoms because of high androgen.
Besides, the signs and symptoms of increased androgen levels can also lead to brain fog, feeling thirst or gaining weight.
If you notice these symptoms, you must consider reaching out to your doctor.
You must follow a healthy diet low in carbs but rich in healthy fats. Furthermore, you must move your body and consume supplements that will help to cater to insulin sensitivity.
2. Inflammatory PCOS
Inflammatory PCOS may result from inflammation which will further prevent ovulation, and this will eventually cause an imbalance of hormones, thereby increasing androgens in the body. Inflammatory stress may result from a toxic environment, stress and consumption of inflammatory dietary such as gluten.
Some common symptoms of inflammatory PCOS include frequent headaches, infection, and skin allergy. The doctor may recommend doing a blood test. If the results of a blood test show that your body is deficient in vitamin D or an increase in the thyroid.
It is advisable to stay in a peaceful environment away from stress. Furthermore, it is also advisable to stop the consumption of inflammatory foods such as wheat, sugar or dairy products.
If you have inflammatory PCOS, you must consume magnesium supplements, and you may start noticing results within eight to nine months.
3. Post-pill PCOS
Many women who abruptly stop oral contraceptive pills consumption will be prone to post-pill PCOS. Some common post-pill PCOS symptoms include excessive hair growth, irregular periods and acne.
Oral contraceptives will have a massive role in determining if you have post-pill PCOS or not because it has synthetic progestin.
When you stop taking these pills, the ovaries will produce excessive androgen formation.
As a result, it will lead to PCOS symptoms. Nonetheless, you will not notice any insulin resistance, and it would help if you allowed your body to heal. Nevertheless, following a healthy lifestyle can be essential in curing this condition.
It would help if you reached out to your doctor to find the cause of PCOS, and you must ask them for the different supplements they can try to treat the condition.
Furthermore, make sure to prioritise sleep and reduce stress as much as possible to bring overall hormonal balance to the body.
4. Adrenal PCOS
Adrenal PCOS is also a type of PCOS with no insulin resistance, and it is also not caused due to inflammation or the use of hormonal contraceptives. The driving force of adrenal PCOS is how our body responds to stress.
Women who are suffering from adrenal PCOS will have higher levels of stress. Furthermore, the body will react abnormally, which can trigger this reaction.
As a result, it will increase the level of DHEAS production. DHEAS is a type of androgen that will form in the adrenal glands.
It is advisable to follow a healthy lifestyle wherein you get at least eight hours of sleep per night. It would help if you allowed your body enough time to heal. Consuming magnesium supplements can also help the body and mind relax.
You might as well start practising meditation to relax your body, which will play an essential role in reducing stress and increasing self-awareness.
If you start using any medicines or supplements, you must consult medical health practitioners. If you are having problems conceiving because of PCOS, you can book an appointment with Ferticity Fertility Clinics at +91-9910120674 or +91-11-45890000, and we will help you in the process. Call us to know more.