So, I hear about PCOD from every second female I meet. It’s has become a common issue amongst the girls. But before you start wondering what is this PCOD, let me tell you it’s full form – Polycystic Ovarian Disorder. It’s a hormonal imbalance resulting in irregular menses, darkening of the neck, acne, hair loss and weight related issues. These symptoms and their severity vary from person to person.
But, why am I talking about PCOD today? Me, being a PCOD patient, my journey has been a tough one!
Be it the continuous hair loss that I see even today, or be it irregular menses…. All of these come up with another baggage of mood swings, irritability and the unavoidable skin problems! I remember the menstrual cramps that would leave me in pain for the first few days, making me uncomfortable to leave freely for my college lecture or my clinic!
Then, came a phase where conceiving was becoming the biggest task! PCOD is one of the worst hindrances while planning a baby – and you can’t do much about it….
So, my sole purpose of writing today was to share some quick tips for every female undergoing similar issues –
- Never miss your regular check- ups with your endocrinologist.
- Exercise does wonders to you! Believe me, i lost the maximum weight in two months and conceived the very next month!
- Planning to get back to shape? Book your appointment with your nutritionist ASAP. Never follow just anything from anywhere, be it a website or following a role model. Remember, every body is different- what works for one, may not work for someone else. Know your body, understand the portions, understand what to eat and when to eat.
- Some BMR boosters like green tea, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon- work wonders on your body!
- Maintain a high protein, high fibre and a low carb diet, which usually works – when backed up with a 6 hours weekly exercise schedule.
- Have more of high chromium and zinc foods, which help in managing the hormonal imbalance.
- Include folate and biotin rich foods to control your hair fall.
- Vitamin C works the best for your skin problems.
- Repeat your tests and sonography on time to keep a check on your progress.
- And lastly, stay motivated and stress free! Focus is extremely important. Remember, A Healthy mind supports a healthy body.
So, the next time you meet someone who needs help with PCOD, don’t forget to share the right tips!