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  • Parul Chopra Buttan

All About PCOS

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

5 indicators you may have PCOS

  1. Your periods are irregular or delayed

  2. The blood flow in your periods has become scanty over time

  3. You have developed acne or noted a worsening of pre-existing acne

  4. You have developed hair growth at different parts of the body, eg face, sideburns, chin, neck, breasts, abdomen, thighs, back

  5. you have a sedentary lifestyle, have gained weight, or have stopped exercising

If you have noted any of these, consult with a gynecologist today

5 steps to tackle PCOS

  1. Get tested and confirm the diagnosis with your doctor

  2. Exercise and an active lifestyle will help all aspects of PCOS

  3. Cut down on sugars, processed food, oily food and extra calories in your diet

  4. Maintain a menstrual calendar to track your periods and your progress

  5. Take the supplements and medication advised by your doctor and be regular with follow-ups as advised

5 complications/ disadvantages of PCOS

  1. PCOS may cause difficulty in conception.

  2. PCOS increases the risk of diabetes and other metabolic problems like high cholesterol levels

  3. Cosmetic issues like acne and hirsutism can have psychological impacts contributing to low self-esteem, loss of confidence, low moods.

  4. PCOS increases the risk of complications in pregnancy like miscarriage, pregnancy-induced diabetes, growth disorders in developing babies, higher risk of operative deliveries

  5. Untreated PCOS increases the risk of uterine cancer in the long term

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