What Is PCOS And Is There Help To Alleviate Pain?
PCOS is one of the widespread hormone problems affecting women around the world. The symptoms are very distressing, and it is extremely difficult to make a diagnosis. Despite this, PCOS is treatable and women suffering it can live a normal life without the pain.
What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
To understand PCOS, one must look to PCO (polycystic ovaries). PCO is diagnosed when the follicles in the fallopian tube behave abnormally. The abnormality is characterized by an increase in the number of follicles developing at the same time, typically more than twelve arranged in a circle. PCOS is a combination of PCO and a series of other symptoms including:
- Irregular or missed periods when not pregnant
- Heavy periods
- Excess body hair
- Resistance to insulin
- Skin problems such as Acne
- Fertility problems
- Scalp hair loss
- Weight issues
However, not all women that have PCO have PCOS. PCOS is diagnosed when they experience PCO, and symptoms suggesting an excess of male hormones and having irregular periods, measured when they have less than six periods in a year.
Alleviating PCOS Pain and Treatment
There are several PCOS treatments but they depend on age, overall health, as well as how severe the symptoms are, and whether you plan to become pregnant again. To alleviate PCOS pain, you do not have to take pain medication and antibiotics. Here are remedies you can use from organic substances at home.
- Take one tablespoonful of virgin coconut daily alone or in salads or smoothies
- Have one stick of cinnamon or a tablespoonful of ground cinnamon per day in either juice, green tea, or smoothies once or twice everyday
- Soak 3 tablespoonful’s of fenugreek seeds overnight and take them three times a day before a meal
- Mix two tablespoonful’s of honey with one of lime juice in a cup of warm water and drink it every morning after breakfast
However, it is best to contact a specialist before trying any pain relieving methods and medication. Studies have also shown that women with PCOS have a high chance of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, endometrial cancer, and heart related complications.