What is PCOS?
Of all the hormonal diseases that women suffer with, PCOS is one of the most common. PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition where the endocrine system has a disorder resulting from several small cysts on the ovaries. It is typically found in teenage girls or young adults but can be found in some women post menopause. The impact of this cyst formation is that the woman has an irregular menstrual cycle, lesser reproductive fertility, hair loss and increased depression.
Though the exact cause is not proven, the following scenarios could cause PCOS:
- PCOS is sometimes hereditary, that is passed on from mother to daughter.
- If anovulation persists for a long time, cysts can form on ovaries. Because this means they have high androgens and estrogens that impact fertility in the end.
- Obesity can add to PCOS problems because fatty tissues keep producing estrogen.
- Overactive adrenaline also results in excess androgens being secreted.
- Every treatment first demands a lifestyle change. And healthy lifestyle always includes a balanced diet especially to fight pcos.
- Regular workouts have to become a part of life to regularize hormones. A good cardio like walking or running goes hand in hand with hormonal improvements.
- Maintaining a healthy weight is very important to improve fertility. The risks involved in increased weight for patients with PCOS are endless. Consider these for instance:
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal bleeding
- Infertility due to hormonal imbalance
- Acne on face
- Hair loss on scalp
- Hair growth on face and back
What role can VLCC play?
At VLCC, a large panel of Doctors, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, and Experts work on the weight management aspect. They adapt to the needs of patients who suffer from PCOS and focus on nutrition upgrades suitable to them as well.
Every patient goes through strategically planned investigations for understanding the Family history, patient’s medical history including blood pressure and diabetes, the existing BMI and waist size. There are checks for areas of increased hair growth, skin acne. There is, of course, blood test and vaginal sonogram done for deeper examination.
To take the best advantage of the guidance from VLCC it is important to pick the right program. The “Get Well Soon” program is a specially designed program for common ailments such as PCOS. It is important to remember that we do not just lose weight to reach our healthy weight number but also lose it in right way under the right mentors.
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