PCOD is a very common condition seen in women these days. Women with PCOD are more prone to developing serious health conditions. There are several causes that lead to this condition, one of the primes of them being the diet we choose and our lifestyle. Given below are some important Do’s and Don’ts to follow, for women with PCOD and for all those who would like to prevent this condition. A little extra care if taken in effectively managing our diet and lifestyle could go a long way in preventing PCOD.

PCOD
DO’s:

Diet:

– Wheat products (wheat bread, wheat pasta)

– Barley

– Natural diuretic fruits

– Raw fruits (especially apple, pear etc.) and vegetables

– Oats, Corn, Butter, eggs, almonds, peanuts, pumpkin, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushroom, onions, peppers, spinach, vegetable oil, soya beans, apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, figs, grapes, honeydew, lemon, tomato juice, kiwi fruit, pineapple, plum, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, mango, cheese, radishes, olive oil, nuts, salmon fish, flaxseeds

– Protein rich foods

– High fiber rich food and Vit B rich food

– Opt for lean meat. Avoid chicken though, as they may be injected with male hormone to increase the muscle bulk, which would trigger PCOD

– Move to Soy products instead of milk, as milk has the tendency to increase the testosterone levels

– Include 1-2 litres of water in your diet, which avoids water retention

– Divide meals into small healthy 5-6 meals per day, instead of 3 heavy meals and never miss breakfast
Exercise:

– Sit –ups, push –ups

– Skipping helps you to lessen binge eating, the release of serotonin and dopamine will keep your stress levels low.

Stress free methods such as Yoga, meditation, listening to music etc.

DON’T’S:
– All whites (Maida, white bread, pasta, etc.)

– Junk or fast foods, cakes, cookies, sweets, chocolates, soft drinks and soda, desserts etc.

– Avoid red meat, whole milk dairy, fried food, margarines

– Reduce Sodium intake, by avoiding sauces, chips, salted nuts, canned soups

– Quit smoking –as it stimulates Androgen

– Avoid alcohol

Scope of Homoeopathy in PCOD:

Homeopathic approach towards management of PCOD is constitutional, taking into account the presenting complaints along with physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualizes a person. It involves prescribing “Constitutional Medicine”, which is also capable for working on the Ovaries and the entire Endocrine system. The treatment logic varies depending on the presence of any genetic predisposition, physical makeup (obesity), peculiarities of your menstrual, etc. In Homoeopathy, medicines are given to induce ovulation in a natural way, which would improve and regularize your menstrual cycle and also helps in the prevention or minimization of cyst formation.

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