PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that results in irregular and prolonged menstrual cycles. It commonly affects women of reproductive age group and is caused by excess production of male hormones (androgen).
Yes, managing the symptoms of PCOS involves lifestyle modifications along with medications. Choosing a nutritious, low-calorie diet and staying physically active will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your blood sugar levels in check. Knowing how to manage stress and getting enough sleep can help counter mental health issues that may come along with PCOS.
PCOS affects women in several ways. Besides increasing their chances of infertility, PCOS also puts women at risk of developing other chronic conditions like diabetes or obesity. This may add to the anxiety about their health condition and increase overall stress levels.