Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS/PCOD) usually have certain symptoms. The symptoms can vary from mild to severe, but what is important is that an early diagnosis can pave the path towards better recovery.
So here’s a little quiz to find out whether you are suffering from a case of PCOS.
Let us just run over some of the possible symptoms. Answer accordingly and at the end we will give you a solution based on the overall results.
If answer for either 1 or 6 (or both) are yes, then it is a sure shot case of PCOS. You are required to make lifestyle changes with immediate effect. Visit your health care practitioner for guidance.
Yes to 2 means there is again a high possibility of PCOS.
Yes to 3 means that the body may have developed Insulin Resistance, one of the causes for PCOS associated weight gain. It may also be due to Hypothyroidism. A simple blood test can verify the same, post which lifestyle changes are imperative.
Yes to 4 again may be a sign of PCOS and/or Hypothyroidism.
Yes to 5 may be associated with PCOS or poor Liver Health. This can be further analysed by reaching out to your health care professional to study the symptoms in detail.
Common to all - Dietary changes required along with an exercise regime.
Most women at some point have to contend with weight gain. But for women with PCOS, losing weight can become a constant struggle.
They have higher levels of male hormones and are also less sensitive to insulin or are "insulin-resistant." Many are overweight or obese. As a result, these women can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and uterine cancer.
If you have PCOS, certain lifestyle changes can help you shed pounds and reduce the disease's severity.
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