Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common hormone disorders in women of childbearing age. In Austria, more than 100,000 women are affected and yet the disease is diagnosed far too late. In most cases, only when women have a desire to have children, but do not get pregnant. The causes of PCO are still unclear. It is based on a combination of genetic factors and environmental influences. However, it has been proven that accumulated abdominal fat (especially in overweight women) and elevated insulin levels can promote PCO syndrome. Women who suffer from PCO often have too many male sex hormones in their blood that impede egg maturation and ovulation. As a result, a menstrual period is less common. Other symptoms include acne and blemishes, especially in the chin area and increased hairiness all over the body.
We are treated PCOS?
Classically, PCO is treated by taking the pill. But this only suppresses the symptoms of the disease and once the pill is discontinued, the body is completely out of balance. Women who have a desire to have children can also take hormones that force them to ovulate and ovulate. But often PCOS can be controlled by a lot of sports and a healthy and balanced diet.
What should you eat at PCOS and what not?
Fats are important for hormone production, so you should eat enough healthy fats. Avocado, olive and coconut oil are healthy fats. Avocado even contains vitamin E, which stimulates progesterone production. So very good at PCO. B vitamins
B vitamins are particularly important to stimulate sugar and fat metabolism. In addition, they are also essential for the thyroid, as they provide the balance of hormones. B vitamins are found in leaf spinach, mushrooms, fish and chicken. But you can also take additional supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids
If you are not vegan or vegetarian, you should be careful to buy meat from grazing animals as they contain a lot of good protein and omega-3 fatty acids. This means specifically to pay attention to where the food comes from. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in linseed, walnut, rapeseed and perilla oil, as well as in flaxseed and walnuts. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is also very important in the treatment of PCO as it is actively responsible for procreation (spermatogenesis, oogenesis, placental development, embryonic development). Vitamin A is found mainly in kale, spinach, carrots, eggs, sweet potatoes, broccoli, eggs and tuna.
Not only PCO patients, but every person should basically not eat processed products. Concretely, this does not mean ready meals, as they have a huge and very non-transparent list of ingredients. Among them are not only many substances that are unhealthy for everyone, but also a lot of sugar, which is very bad especially for PCO patients. sugar
Sugar is poison for PCO patients because it causes insulin to soak up. Insulin in turn stimulates the production of male hormones (testosterone), which is the evil of the whole disease. So reduce sugar as much as possible. Grain
Cereals, like sugar, are very unhealthy for PCO patients. Not only do many pastas and breads contain extra sugar, gluten glue gluten causes damage to the stomach and intestines. In addition, many substances contained in grain bind to other vitamins and minerals, so they can no longer be absorbed and processed by the body. Dairy products
Whether or not dairy products affect PCO is still unclear. However, these products contain a lot of hormones that primarily promote blemishes and acne. Anyone who has PCO-related acne should try to eliminate dairy products.