The Best Way To Control PCOS - Exercise And Diet

Published: 11th July 2009
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You've got too much hair on your chest, face, or back. You may be experiencing hair loss and have a receding hairline. You haven't been able to get pregnant and have brown or gray patches of skin on your knees, elbows, armpits, and neck. Your armpits and/or neck have skin tags.

If you are suffering from these symptoms, you have polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. There's a well known connection between having PCOS and being insulin resistant. Insulin resistance results when your body fails to respond properly to insulin which can elevate insulin levels in the blood.

The elevated insulin increases testosterone which causes you to gain weight around the midsection. Excessive insulin damages the liver, makes you prone to diabetes, decreases your good cholesterol, and causes your blood vessels to clog. It is also the reason for the symptoms stated previously at the introduction of this article.

The long term health consequences of elevated insulin levels isn't good. If your insulin level isn't brought under control, diabetes and cardiovascular disease can result.

Fortunately, this can be remedied naturally by living a healthy lifestyle. This requires getting a lot of aerobic exercise as well as weight resistance exercises that builds your muscle mass.

Living healthy also means consuming the right foods such as vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and lean meat. Refrain from eating simple carbohydrates such as white bread, cookies and cakes, refined rice and pasta.

You should avoid consuming too many calories. Try a salad before you begin your meal since this fills your stomach which results in less food consumed during the meal.

Make an effort to reduce the stress in your daily life. Excessive stress upsets your hormone balance. This results in weight gain around your midsection.

What is really critical is not to do this on your own. A health professional with experience is needed to tell you exactly what to do. You will need emotional support from a PCOS support group which will keep you motivated.

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