Be on the lookout for irregular periods, unwanted facial hair, and enlarged ovaries. These might mean that you have PCOS.
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder where there are problems with the endocrine system. It usually affects women when they are at their reproductive age.
Women with who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid. These are called follicles. The follicles are located in each ovary, as can be seen during an ultrasound exam.
Watch out for the signs that you might have PCOS…
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
It is important to look out for PCOS symptoms as soon as you begin having your first period. In other cases, it might only develop later in life during your reproductive years, usually due to weight gain.
The common tell-tale signs of polycystic ovary syndrome are:
This is the most common sign. Irregular periods are diagnosed in the following cases:
- Long menstrual intervals – longer than 35 days.
- Fewer than eight menstrual cycles a year.
- The absence of menstruation for four months or longer/
- Prolonged periods that may be scant or heavy.
Excess androgen in the body
Androgens are male hormones like testosterone. You won’t be able to feel that you have more male hormones in your body, but you will see the signs…
High androgen levels cause symptoms like:
- Excess facial and body hair.
- Adult / severe adolescent acne.
- Male-pattern baldness
Polycystic ovaries become enlarged and contain small fluid-filled sacs which surround the eggs.
What causes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown. However, it has been found that PCOS is linked to…
Excess insulin –
Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas. It allows the body’s cells to use sugar as an energy supply.
If you have insulin resistance, the insulin in your body cannot effectively process the sugar to be used as energy. Thus, your pancreas has to produce more and more insulin to ensure that the sugar in the blood stream is ready for use by the body.
Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production. This may interfere with the ovaries’ ability to ovulate.
Low-grade inflammation –
Your body’s white blood cells produce substances to fight infection. This response process is called inflammation.
Women with PCOS have low-grade inflammation. This type of low-grade inflammation stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens.
If your mother or sister has PCOS, you might have a greater chance of developing it.
How to naturally treat PCOS:
Early diagnosis and treatment, along with weight loss can reduce the risk of long-term health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Unfortunately, early diagnoses are not always possible.
How to reverse PCOS:
On the one side, there are chemical medications which are prescribed for PCOS. In most cases, it will be diabetic medication.
But we suggest the natural route to help reverse PCOS:
- Blood Sugar Control, to reduce high insulin levels, curbs food cravings and suppress appetite in the process to lose weight the healthy way. You can lower high blood sugar and reduce high insulin levels successfully, by following a low GI diet, exercise, and taking a supplement like the Manna Blood Sugar Support.
- Focus on digestive health, because we see that in most cases where women struggle with insulin resistance and PCOS, they also have digestive problems. By taking a good probiotic and digestive enzymes, like the Manna GUT Support, it can help to reinstate healthy bacteria and enzymes in your digestive system to help overcome food cravings and reverse the PCOS symptoms.
- If you have Candida, we recommend taking the Manna Candida Support supplement to deal with the candida fungus in the digestive tract.
- By following a good, Low GI diet, like the Manna Diet and taking the above-mentioned supplements, you can reverse Insulin resistance and PCOS, but it doesn’t happen overnight. You have to follow this protocol for at least 6 months.
Manna Blood Sugar Support is uniquely formulated, natural and organic supplement which helps
- Maintain even blood sugar levels, keeping you more satisfied after a meal, which means that the same meal can take you much further and help you to eat less, which can help with natural weight loss.
- Control cravings, helping you stay away from sweets and unhealthy food and lose weight easily.
- Keep energy levels constant, giving you energy to do your day to day tasks even when on a diet.
When taken with food, Manna Blood Sugar Support gels with the food in the stomach to reduce the glycemic index of the food and drink you consume by up to 43% and therefore helps to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high.
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