Managing PCOS

Sakina Hashmi


Shyft Nutritionist

December 23, 2022

What are some of the risk factors associated with PCOS?

PCOS is an endocrine disorder and has genetic origins. It will manifest in adulthood if a person with abnormal PCOS gene has: 1. Obesity 2. Sedentary lifestyle 3. Unhealthy eating habits PCOS can be managed with lifestyle modifications by having a healthy diet, addition of exercise in the daily routine and weight loss. Various medications help in regulating menstrual cycle, insulin resistance, and treating acne and hirsutism. In infertility patients, superovulation with timed intercourse/ IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is suggested along with advanced fertility-enhancing treatments like IVF/ICSI and ovarian drilling. Diet and lifestyle modifications play an important role in bringing PCOS under control. The chances of conception in PCOS patients are further increased with assisted reproductive techniques. To steer clear of PCOS, one must maintain a healthy weight and a low-fat low-carb healthy diet along with increased activity level throughout the day to help prevent insulin resistance.

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