• Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD) is caused due to production of immature or partially mature eggs by the ovaries in response to poor lifestyle, obesity, stress and hormonal balance.
• Excessive hair growth in the face, chest and back is associated with imbalance in the male hormone called Testosterone. Other symptoms associated include menstrual irregularity, acne, obesity and insulin resistance.
• Treating the underlying condition which is PCOD will help you get rid of the excessive hair growth.
• Medicine such as Clomifene is recommended for treatment as it encourages monthly release of egg from the ovaries and Metformin is prescribed to reduce the insulin resistance.
Lifestyle changes include:
Dietary Changes –
Optimum diet includes a range of foods from many food categories, including healthy carbohydrates like vegetables and fruits, lean meats like chicken, fish, and high fibre grains.
Foods with a low glycemic index enable the body to release insulin slowly and gradually, allowing your body to utilise food as energy rather than store it as fat. Fiber-rich foods also aid with blood sugar regulation.
Avoid refined carbohydrates, which are found in processed meals such as white flour, rice, potatoes, and sugar. Sugary beverages, such as soda and juice, should also be avoided.
Maintain Healthy weight –
Weight loss should be about half to 1 kg per week for 6 months, with the other method based on the amount of weight lost.
Avoid crash diets since they deprive your body of essential vitamins, carbs, proteins, and minerals.
When you go on a crash diet, your body will actually destroy muscle tissue to supply enough energy for your brain to operate.
Exercise regularly –
Aids in the fight against obesity by burning calories and increasing muscle mass, both of which reduce insulin resistance. Exercise can also help decrease cholesterol and other hormone levels, such as testosterone.
Physical activity is also vital. Moderate amounts of physical exercise for 30 to 45 minutes per day, 3 to 5 days per week, should be encouraged at first.
Consult your Gynecologists for starting with your treatment and take the aid of a nutritionist in order to design a customized diet plan.