PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) can affect fertility, skin, energy and weight, with many PCOS sufferers struggling to keep their weight down and difficulty managing blood sugar and energy levels.
I don’t need to tell you what a nightmare hormones can be when they misbehave – PMT, pregnancy and menopause hormone fluctuations are well known to cause dramatic mood swings and uncomfortable physical symptoms. But PCOS can make becoming pregnant difficult, and can make life that much harder for the sufferer, so what can you do about it?
PCOS is diagnosed by a combination of hormone imbalances (found with blood tests) and cysts on the ovaries.
You can take a simple home test to see if you have hormone imbalances with Thriva’s tests – click here for a review and discount.
Segiola Salami mum, author blogger and PCOS sufferer who asked my advice about how to use diet to manage PCOS symptoms and associated complications. You can find my and the other contributors’ advice here, or read mine below.
Managing PCOS through diet is mostly about reducing sugar intake and balancing blood sugar. People with PCOS tend to have higher insulin levels and poor blood sugar regulation compared to most people. Losing weight is always helpful when needed, though PCOS sufferers might have to work harder at that, it’s definitely possible.
The full blog also includes simple food swaps, vitamin supplementation advice and even medication when needed along with Segilola’s personal story of how she manages her PCOS.
And here’s that link again where you can get a discount on a home-taken hormone test.