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The Best Tea to Manage PCOS / PCOD

Do you know that 1 in 5 women in India and 1 in 10 women of child bearing age worldwide have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?! It has become an urban epidemic and one of the main reasons for infertility in women of reproductive age. It has made many women feel lost and lonely because it affects their fertility or period cycle, ability to conceive, their appearance and weight.  &Me wants every woman suffering from PCOS to move on from feeling helpless to taking control of it. We have developed a unique tea to balance hormones and alleviate a woman of her PCOS symptoms.  Before we learn more about this unique product. Let us learn more about PCOS and  understand parts of the female reproductive system and their functions. The reproductive system is made up of: 2 Ovaries – Oval shaped sacs that produce the eggs. 2 Fallopian tubes – Pipes which carry the egg from the ovaries to a bag called the uterus A Uterus – where the egg fuses with the sperm and eventually houses …

&Me PCOS Drink has 24 Ingredients

What is PCOS? It is the shorthand for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is related to the reproductive system and its hormones. It is a complex mixture of many symptoms which affect a woman’s fertility or ability to get pregnant, period cycle, appearance, and weight.  1 in 5 women in India and 1 in 10 women worldwide have PCOS. It has become an urban epidemic and one of the main reasons for infertility in women of reproductive age. Before we learn more about PCOS. Let us understand parts of the female reproductive system and their functions. The reproductive system is made up of: 2 Ovaries – Oval shaped sacs that produce the eggs. 2 Fallopian tubes – Pipes which carry the egg from the ovaries to a bag called the uterus A Uterus – where the egg fuses with the sperm and eventually houses the baby in a pregnant woman A Vagina- It is the tube through which the sperms flow to the uterus to merge with the egg. This system needs 4 hormones to function …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS is an endocrine system disorder which is caused due to hormonal imbalance in women and of reproductive age. This disorder is nowadays prevailing among girls of adolescent age. Cause of PCOS The actual cause of PCOS is unknown. However, it is believed that few influences of the disease might be through genetics, but the majority is due to the unhealthy lifestyle of girls which leads to generation of male hormones (androgens) in their body in a large number. Complications If not taken proper precautions after the diagnosis of PCOS, it may lead to infertility. It can also lead to stress, anxiety, obesity, gestational diabetes, higher incidence of miscarriage in future, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery among women who do go on to conceive with PCOS. Stress, depression, anxiety and obesity are common complications seen in adolescent girls. Symptoms The symptoms of PCOS include weight gain, unwanted hair growth, hair fall, fatigue, infertility, acne, pelvic pain, headaches and mood changes. Young girls with PCOS may have irregular periods or Amenorrhea, and heavy or …

The PCOS Diet | What Should a Woman Eat?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.  This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant. Maintaining a balanced diet and therefore a healthy weight can be key in managing PCOS symptoms, by improving the way the body processes glucose, and potentially improving fertility. Eating better, in general, may help your gut issues and other uncomfortable manifestations of PCOS heal from the inside out.  Two of the primary ways that diet affects PCOS are weight management and insulin production and resistance. Foods to Have for PCOS: By following healthy foods can lower inflammation, keep blood sugar levels in check, and help you maintain a healthy weight to mitigate the side effects of gut issues …

Things You Can Do to Avoid Sweet Cravings During PCOS

No doubt, eliminating any of the sugar sources is one of the most successful ways of overcoming PCOS. But it hard to live without sugar for many people. What most people do not understand is that it is indeed possible to have your cake and eat it, too, with the right awareness and resources. Because insulin resistance is believed to be the root cause of PCOS, it sounds like a smart idea to use artificial sweeteners. They are also known as sugar substitutes (or non-nutrient sweeteners) and are used as substitutes for sugars. These are present in several products and beverages sold as “sugar-free” or “diet,” including low sugar soft drinks, baked goods and other snack foods. Besides sugar, artificial sweeteners are used to help satisfy our sweet tooth – and regulate blood sugar. These are all sweeter than table sugar (sucrose) but have few calories or none. Are Artificial sweeteners bad for health? Artificial sweeteners don’t contain any calories or sugar so they shouldn’t induce weight gain or increase blood sugar but consuming artificial sweeteners …

All you need to know about PCOS – Part 1

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system disorder that affects women during their reproductive years. In this condition, small fluid-filled sacs develop on the ovaries. About 20% to 25% of women in India of childbearing age suffer from PCOS, according to an AIIMS study[1]. PCOS leads to an imbalance in hormonal levels among women and is the most common cause of infertility as it prevents ovulation. In addition, there is a higher incidence of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery among women who do go on to conceive with PCOS. What causes PCOS? While the exact cause has still not been determined, the consensus is that PCOS results from a combination of several related factors. Many women with PCOS have insulin resistance, in which the body can’t use insulin efficiently. This leads to high circulating blood levels of insulin, called hyperinsulinemia. It’s believed that hyperinsulinemia is related to increased androgen levels, as well as obesity and type 2 diabetes. In turn, obesity can increase insulin levels, causing worsening of PCOS. How …