Weight loss is the best treatment for PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common health problems known to affect women around the world.
Recent studies indicate that the UAE has one of the highest incidence rates of PCOS in the world, after Europe. Obesity is the main reason behind the occurrence and development of polycystic ovaries.
Cynthia Bou Khalil, nutrition consultant with Lorion Technology, says that a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help a patient deal with PCOS in a better way.
It has been found that losing just 5% of weight can help reduce symptoms of PCOS, including fertility.
"Women who are overweight or obese can reduce symptoms and overall risk of developing long-term health problems by losing weight," Bou Khalil adds.
Tips to lose weight and relieve PCOS
According to "Web Medicine", PCOS causes a number of symptoms, including:
• Irregular and painful menstruation.
• Pain in the pelvic area.
• Problems with bowel movement and urination.
• Hormonal imbalance.
These symptoms can be alleviated by losing weight by following the following tips that Cynthia Bou Khalil gives us:
• Routine screening for type 2 diabetes: PCOS increases the risk of developing diabetes and high blood cholesterol levels later in
life. For this reason, it is recommended that women with PCOS have routine screening for type 2 diabetes early and frequently.
• High-fiber diet: Women with PCOS are known to be insulin resistant, which means that they are unable to effectively use the insulin their bodies produce, which makes it difficult to lose weight.
Including high-fiber foods in the diet helps combat insulin resistance by slowing digestion and reducing the effect of sugar on the blood.
• Healthy diet: A healthy diet that is low in sugar and processed foods and rich in fiber helps regulate blood sugar and facilitate weight loss.
With the need to avoid foods such as bread, soft drinks and red meat, and add certain foods such as vegetables, fish and fruits.
• Active lifestyle: Experts and doctors advise incorporating physical activity into the lifestyle, and devoting at least 150 minutes per week to exercise will help women lose weight and improve ovulation.
• Losing weight by non-surgical treatment: If you suffer from PCOS and gain weight, it becomes necessary to lose this extra weight. If you are not able to lose weight with a healthy diet or through a
physical activity program, discuss with your healthcare professional non-surgical weight loss procedures, such as a temporary removable balloon procedure.