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How to Manage PCOS – Symptoms & Treatments

April 7, 2021. 7 mins read

Frustration, Confusion and Dread! These are some of the many reactions that PCOS gets from women all around the world. In India, 1 out of 5 women suffers from PCOS. While they all feel the extent of the symptoms only 50% actually get diagnosed. 

Not being able to tell what’s wrong with your body has got to be one of the most frustrating and scary states to be in. So, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here is all you need to know about recognising and dealing with PCOS! 

What is PCOS?

Have you ever looked forward to the release of a new film or Tv show? We sure have! Now imagine that for some reason, the release date keeps getting postponed. Frustrating, right? This is exactly how women with PCOS feel. 

So, how do you know if you have PCOS? 

Every PCOS symptom that you answer with yes from the list given below is equal to one point. Keep adding points to reach your final score. 

  1. Do you have long intervals between each period? 
  2. Is your period flow heavy? 
  3. Do you gain weight easily? 
  4. Do you get acne and other skin related problems during your period? 
  5. Do you have excessive hair growth on the face, chest, buttocks?
  6. Do you suffer from anxiety during your period?
  7. Do you have a lot of mood swings? 

 If your score is 5 or more then chances are that you might have PCOS and it is time to visit your doctor for a proper diagnosis!

PCOS can be extremely painful and difficult to deal with. So we have put together a list of tips that you can try to ease your symptoms:

1. Follow a healthy diet

When you have PCOS, losing weight is quite the task due to a poor metabolism rate. In such a scenario, one of the most crucial things to do would be to follow a healthy, nutrient-rich diet. Cutting sugary, processed and junk food out of your life and replacing it with fresh vegetables and fruits would be the first step you can take towards building a PCOS-friendly lifestyle! 

2. Exercise regularly

Leading a pro-active lifestyle is one of the most important ways of dealing with PCOS. Consistently exercising not only regulates the hormonal levels in your body but also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Doing exercises like squats, push-ups and kegel for 20-30 mins every day can make you fit and increase your cardiovascular health as well. You could also try brisk walking, cycling or swimming to mix things up a little! 

3. Practice Self Care and Mindfulness 

Apart from the physical effects, PCOS also affects your mind. The spike in hormones can make you feel like your emotions are not in your control anymore. This can get very frustrating for some women. Meditating for 10 mins a day can help you regain your composure and also improve your mood tremendously. 

While you can always follow corrective measures for symptomatic relief and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, we would strongly suggest visiting your doctor or nutritionist for a more detailed treatment plan to deal with PCOS. 

PCOS is totally manageable and while its causes are not known, you can always get help from the right sources and continue to educate yourself and others on the topic. Try asking your peers what helps them or tell us in the comments section below the tips that you swear by for dealing with PCOS. We would love to know! 

Comments (6)

  • Anonymous User

    February 8, 2021

    Hi. PCOD and pain during sex are not normally linked. However, it is best to consult your doctor if this has been going on a while. This may be the symptom of a different issue.

  • Anonymous User

    February 8, 2021

    Thank you for your response, Zahid. :)

  • Anonymous User

    February 8, 2021

    Hi Sara, sorry you are going through this. This sounds like PCOS or a hormonal disorder. Could you please consult a gynaecologist? They will likely recommend a sonography (should not cost more than INR 3,000) and diagnose you on the basis of that. You may need a few medications, or you shall be prescribed only hormone therapy.

  • Anonymous User

    February 8, 2021

    That's absolutely true! :)

  • Anonymous User

    February 5, 2021

    to manage pcod, diet and exercise plays a crucial role... apart from this including some seeds also do a wonder... for more information click on the link

  • Anonymous User

    January 29, 2021

    Hello m siya My problem is I get periods every 3 months n for a month or 15 days it will last. Which is frustating. N now I have strtd gaining weight. Please recommend wat shud be done.

  • Anonymous User

    January 25, 2021

    Great information keep sharing. Pcos is now very common among women. Every women can conceive with pcos if have full awareness of it and taking proper medications. Thank for this good piece of information.

  • Anonymous User

    December 29, 2020

    ..I have PCOD nd I'm facing too much pain during sex....will I recover from it...

  • Anonymous User

    December 28, 2020

    Thank you! :D

  • Anonymous User

    December 28, 2020

    Hi Savitha! Conceiving with PCOS can seem challenging but with advancements in medicine, many solutions have emerged. We suggest you speak to your gynaecologist or a fertility expert for a personalised plan. Also check out our blog on this subject: https://www.riopads.in/en/blogs/pcod-and-pcos-the-hidden-factor-of-fertility

  • Anonymous User

    December 28, 2020

    Hey Anjona. Hope this article helped you understand your problem better. PCOS is a lifestyle disorder and can be managed with changes in one's diet, stress-patterns and exercise sked. We also suggest you speak to your gynaecologist. Our DMs are open on Instagram for additional support! :)

  • Anonymous User

    October 29, 2020

    I have pcos proublem.and my monthly is no right time so what am I doing

  • Anonymous User

    October 24, 2020

    I have pcod I am planning for baby please suggest me

  • Anonymous User

    October 18, 2020

    Gud suggestions

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