Today I’m going to talk about a sensitive issue, that has affected the life of many women in more than one ways. It is not only something that our body has to deal with, it also affects us a great deal mentally. I can say this, as I have personally experienced it and luckily I was able to have it identified in quite an early stage, so I could deal with it before it got worse.
I would like to share some lifestyle changes I made to deal with the condition but before that I would want to state this, PCOD or PCOS medically known as Polycystic Ovarian Disease/Syndrome is not a disease, it is just a condition you have to deal with and get it cured like how you deal and get cured of a fever.
For people who make a huge deal out of this, please STOP! It is nothing that should bog you down from living a normal life. I’m sure you already know a good deal about PCOD, for those who don’t, it is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can cause problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance.
So, let me talk about a few lifestyle changes that can help you keep this condition from coming back.
1. An Active Lifestyle:
For most women who have had this condition, it is a common observation that women with PCOD are bound to be obese or over weight as that can be one among the root causes for the condition, so promise yourself, that you would get rid of the excess weight and try every little thing to stay active and make that body fat melt.
• Ditch the elevator, take the stairs!
• Don’t stay seated for more than 20 minutes.
• Walk to the grocery store.
• Take public transport instead of personal transport, thus having an opportunity to walk a few steps through the trip.
These can just be a few ways of incorporating a few extra steps in your daily routine.
This is a must for those suffering from PCOD. You need to get rid of that extra weight, else no medicine can help you get the condition cured. Chalk a workout plan for yourself, it can be as simple as dedicating yourself to a 30 minute walk every morning, but do it with all your heart because you have promised yourself something, remember?
3. Ditch the Bakery:
You will have to make slight changes in what you let in to your body. No there are no crash diets and neither do you have to starve yourself or make yourself crave for anything, all you got to do is stay away from anything made with ‘Maida’ or refined ‘white flour’, this can be termed as ‘white poison’ especially for people struggling with their weight. Stay away from anything made of it, you don’t have to cut it out completely but try and indulge as less as you can, the lesser you consume, the greater the favour you are doing yourself.
While you should stay away from all kinds of bad fat and dairy products, you must and should include a lot of green vegetables and fruits and a lot of nuts and seeds in your diet to get your dose of healthy fat.
4. Stress Less:
Stress can be such a huge part of our hectic lifestyle now-a-days but for women with PCOD, it is only the best idea to stay away from stress as much as you can. The more you stress, the more you are actually feeding the condition. Stress can have a reverse effect on a woman’s menstrual cycle thus delaying it even more. So stay happy, positive and you will see it working in your favour.
5. Sleep Well:
Regulate your sleep pattern, getting a good night sleep is important to keep your system healthy. So, make sure you create a good sleeping pattern for yourself.
If you can make these five simple changes to your daily lifestyle, that is all you would need to deal with PCOD. I’m no professional doctor or anything, but I’m someone who has experienced the condition and can tell that these simple changes along with a doctor’s prescription is all you need to keep the condition from finding its way back to you.
Take care ladies!
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