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PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September marks Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. It may cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, and excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Ovaries may develop collections of follicles and fail to release eggs as well. While it’s exact cause is not understood, genetics and environmental factors play a significant role. Controlling the diet and weight loss is a good way to prevent this condition from aggravating. Here are some foods to eat and avoid to protect yourself: * Sardines: Oily fish like sardines or…

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I overcame PCOS without any medicines and had a healthy delivery!

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common disease of modern times. A problem that begins early in life, PCOS can last as long as middle age and sometimes, go even beyond one’s reproductive years. A by-product of today’s lifestyle habits, PCOS can happen to even the healthiest women, despite any number of precautions they may take. Sneha Mukherjee, a professional, writes her experience with PCOS, doctors, medicines and how she finally overcame this lifelong odd when she ditched all the medicines and made certain lifestyle changes. I was deemed to be a PCOS victim since my school…

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Women with PCOS More Likely to be Affected by Diabetes: AIIMS Study

An AIIMS study has claimed that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition of hormonal imbalance, are more likely to be affected by diabetes. Notably, the polycystic ovary syndrome has taken epidemic proportions in the country affecting around 23 per cent women. The study by Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ganie, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, was published in American Society of Reproductive Medicine Journal (Fertility sterility) in July. During the study, 2,047 women from Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, were screened….

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Can PCOS Lead to Diabetes in Women?

According to the new findings of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), women suffering from Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a problem in which their hormones are imbalanced, are highly prone to diabetes,After conducting several surveys and studies and monitoring patients during the Out Patient Department (OPD) sessions, doctors from AIIMS have discovered that insulin resistance’ is an integral part of PCOS and women suffering from PCOS are at a higher risk of diabetes than the general population. “Insulin resistance has been recognised as a risk factor for diabetes and may be…

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