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Written by
Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamDec 03, 2018

5 Natural Ways to Control PCOD

5 Natural Ways to Control PCOD
Quick Bites
  • Beat PCOD with simple dietary changes
  • Try apple cider vinegar and see the difference
  • Control PCOD and lose weight with green tea

Polycystic ovary disease is a condition in women, which is becoming very common day by day. PCOD affects a women's hormonal levels which can affect a lot of factors inside a woman's body. In PCOD there is presence of many cysts in the ovaries. Later the cysts produce male hormones instead of female hormones. PCOD disturbs the regular menstrual cycle of a woman and also make it difficult for them to get pregnant. PCOD affects women during their childbearing years. Symptoms of PCOD include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Hair growth in unwanted areas
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Trouble in getting pregnant

There are various treatments available for PCOD. Insulin resistance and hormonal balance are major factors that influence treatment for PCOD. There are some ways which can balance these factors naturally. These remedies will help you control the symptoms of PCOD effectively.

Also read: Expert Speaks: Top 10 questions about PCOD which you always wanted to ask your doctor

Make some dietary changes

A proper diet can help you manage the symptoms of PCOD and will also improve your overall health. Dietary changes will help you control your hormone level and will also regulate your menstrual cycle. You should include more whole foods in your diet which are unprocessed and natural like legumes, vegetables, nuts, and fruits. Avoid processed foods as much as possible. They also affect your overall health as well.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is very necessary to maintain the proper functioning of the female reproductive system. If you are suffering from PCOD then you get yourself checked for levels of vitamin D in your body. You can fight the deficiency of vitamin D by various ways. You can take supplements of vitamin D. You can also choose natural sources of vitamin D like mushrooms, fatty fishes, egg yolks and exposure to sunlight.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can help in improving many processes inside the human body. It regulates insulin levels inside the body which can help in controlling the symptoms of PCOD. Apple cider vinegar also balances the ph level of the human body. You can consume apple cider vinegar early morning. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and drink it every morning. PCOD also leads to weight gain, consumption of apple cider vinegar will help you reducing weight.

Coconut oil

Coconut is one of the healthiest oil. It can control insulin secretion and blood sugar levels because it contains fatty acids and antioxidants. You can consume natural coconut oil for best results. You can also use it as a cooking oil or can add it as a topping on some dishes. Coconut oil will also offer other health benefits. It controls cholesterol levels, kills bacteria and fungi, moisturizes skin and aids weight loss.

Also read: Yoga Asanas to Treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Green tea

Green tea is the powerhouse of antioxidants which helps in controlling the levels of hormones that influence cysts in the ovary. It controls insulin levels and aids weight loss. You can drink two cups of green tea in a day. You can also add one tablespoon of honey in your tea according to your preference. Green tea will also nourish your skin.

These remedies will help you control the symptoms of PCOD but you must consult your doctor once before making any changes in your lifestyle.

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