Ways to Prevent PCOS from Recurring

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that happens during the reproductive years in women. If you have PCOS, your periods may become more frequent or too lengthy.

PCOS is a syndrome in which small sacs of fluid develop on the outer edge of the ovary.  They are called cysts. The cysts contain immature eggs known as follicles. The follicles do not release eggs regularly.

This causes periods to become irregular. When this symptom occurs, one must see a doctor. They will be able to diagnose and treat you.

The treatments prescribed will include lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery.

Recurrence of PCOS:

PCOS can be treated. However, there is no cure for this syndrome. PCOS can only be controlled and have its symptoms reduced. But it cannot be eliminated from the body. This is why it sometimes recurs.

Many of them have recurrence of symptoms on cessation of therapy, and many others go on to develop comorbidities and health risks. There are certain actions that women with PCOS can take:

  • Diet changes:

A good diet can improve the way your body uses insulin and therefore, regulate your hormone levels better. Healthy eating and regular exercise are lifestyle changes that can help you. You must limit your intake of carbohydrates in your diet. Increase the amount of iron in your diet.

  • Birth control pills:

These are also a good treatment option because they can regulate your menstrual cycle and reduce androgen levels. Fertility medications are another option. They can help stimulate ovulation to realign your menstrual cycles. 

  • Weight loss:

Obesity can cause hormonal imbalances which lead to PCOS. Therefore, patients with PCOS should undergo weight-loss programs to improve their hormonal balance.

  • Probiotics:

They are often used for treating PCOS. By utilising probiotics, the patient can also reduce their inflammation and regulate their sex hormones like androgen and estrogen.

  • A team of healthcare professionals:

By working together, they can manage and treat your PCOS. Such a team will usually include your GP, an endocrinologist (hormone specialist), a gynaecologist (for fertility or bleeding issues), a dietician, a physiotherapist and a psychologist.

The Long-Term Effects of PCOD:

PCOS can have effects that continue even after treatment if it is not controlled and regulated. Since it is not curable, it can Recurre and so the symptoms need to always be prevented. 

The following are the risks associated with Recurring PCOS:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Increased risk of the development of diabetes, especially if women are overweight
  • Cholesterol and blood fat abnormalities
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease, heart attack and stroke)
  • Endometrial cancer (if there is long-standing thickening of the lining of the womb).

This is why measures should be taken to prevent the Recurrence of PCOS. At Dr. Manu’s Chennai PCOS Clinic we give treatments for PCOS that will prevent the condition from coming again in the near future. We will provide medications for the patient to control her symptoms. You, the patient, will also have doctors who can guide you as you learn to live with PCOS.

Come to Chennai PCOS Clinic if you seek relief from polycystic ovary syndrome. 

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