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PCOS, also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is becoming increasingly prevalent as a significant lifestyle-related condition among young adults. In India, approximately one out of every five women suffer from PCOS. Among PCOS patients, two-thirds experience difficulties in conceiving due to issues with hormonal imbalance and ovulation. In addition to this, PCOS can also manifest itself through symptoms such as irregular periods, acne, oily skin, hair loss, unwanted facial hair, as well as other complications like diabetes, hypertension, and depression.
Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for PCOS. However, the symptoms of this condition can be managed by making certain lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy, balanced diet. Here are a few dietary recommendations that may be helpful for individuals suffering from PCOS:
Losing 5-10% of body weight through a combination of healthy diet and exercise over a six-month period can aid in the improvement of ovulation and the promotion of a safe pregnancy for both mother and child in overweight and obese women suffering from PCOS. Additionally, weight loss has been shown to benefit various other health concerns associated with PCOS, such as acne, hair loss, hypertension, and diabetes
Dr.Sushma Surve Kunjir
M.B.B.S., MD (OBG), MRCOG
Consultant -Obstetrics & Gynaecology