Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fertility and Infertility

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fertility and Infertility

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, is one of the major causes of female factor infertility. Though it affects almost 10% of the women who have reached childbearing age, this illness often goes unnoticed, causing no symptoms or only very mild ones, on many occasions being diagnosed only when the woman is trying to get pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

This medical condition affects the hormone levels of the woman including insulin release, causing disorders of the menstrual cycles and often leading to infertility. Being related to insulin resistance, regulating the secretion of this hormone and keeping blood sugar levels under control with the help of a targeted PCOS fertility diet and a few other changes in lifestyle can eliminate the symptoms and make it easier to get pregnant. In what follows, we will present our top 4 tips that can help you get rid of PCOS, increase fertility and improve your general health so you can hopefully get pregnant with PCOS naturally.

Reduce carbs

PCOS is often accompanied by difficulties to lose weight. If this is the case with you, you must know that starvation is not the solution. Try to follow a diet low in carbs. Carbohydrates are responsible for stimulating the overproduction of insulin, so if you reduce your carbohydrate intake, your body will respond by reducing insulin secretion to a normal level.

Increase proteins & fibers

Eat plenty of leafy vegetables and replace refined carbohydrates with whole grain cereals. Have lean meat like chicken, beef or fish instead of pork and processed meat products like sausages. Go for grilling instead of frying, to reduce your calorie intake.

Eat many small meals

If you manage to keep your stomach busy all the time, you will stop feeling hungry or craving chocolate and other sweets, which are not good for women suffering from PCOS. Strive to eat 5-6 small meals per day, instead of 3 large ones.

Start exercising regularly

Regular physical activity helps you to lose weight and comes with other benefits as well, which all help you alleviate PCOS. Aerobic exercise like cycling, swimming, jogging or walking will oxygenize the blood, thus rejuvenating all internal organs and regulating glucose levels in the body, while weight training helps by transforming fat into lean muscle.

If you follow the right PCOS fertility diet and you attend two or three exercise sessions a week, you will be able to increase your chances to get pregnant, and being healthier will help you have an easy and happy pregnancy and a beautiful, strong baby.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)