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How Stress Affects PCOS ?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an endocrine disorder observed in women of reproductive age. It is a condition that affects the menstrual cycles and may lead to infertility. Although it is a common condition, it is tricky to manage because it neither has a cause nor a cure. Having said that it can only be managed, the symptoms can only be controlled better and lifestyle changes are what it takes to do so. Risk factors include environment, genetics, unhealthy eating habits, and weakened immunity and it may present with additional metabolic risks such as obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. 

Can you get pregnant during periods? -Know the Real Facts

Most women think that pregnancy does not happen during periods. But is this really true? Often couples feel that it is safe to have period sex. This time cannot lead to pregnancy because the woman is already having menstruation. But it is not true at all.

The doctors believe that pregnancy can be likely to happen during periods. However, your chances of getting pregnant are low but not zero completely.

Now you must be thinking that how can this happen? To understand it, you need to learn about periods and ovulation timing. So sip coffee on your couch and read this blog until the end.

5 Ways To Have Better Period Sex

To state the facts, contrary to popular belief, sex is pretty healthy and safe even while you are on period. Just because you are bleeding, doesn’t mean it is unsafe or unhealthy to have sex. In Having sex, while you are on your period, can help PMS. It helps with period pain and abdominal discomfort as well. Following are the benefits 

Diet for Hormonal Balance and Weight Management

These imbalances can lead to problems such as an increase in weight, various diseases and disorders, early menopause, and sometimes also ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It is natural but sometimes it may also be triggered by an unbalanced lifestyle and medical conditions. This is why maintaining hormonal balance is a very important aspect of women’s health.

Can Gut health affect the vaginal health?

Gut health is responsible for maintaining overall health. There are so many bacteria present in your body. You might be astonished to know that their number is more than the cells you have. But no need to worry; all bacteria are not harmful. Many of them are great for your health. The bacteria present in your gut help digest foods and are suitable for physical and mental health.

Your health starts with the gut and ,it impacts every part of you. One study says that gut health plays a vital role in vaginal health. Researchers also start uncovering the facts about it.

How to avoid hot flashes & insomnia?

Menopause can be described as the retirement of the female reproductive system, and it also brings the same level of relief that retirement brings. Periods are something that women deal with for the majority of their lives and quite painful for most. So when it’s time for menopause most women are happy. But what we don’t look forward to are the symptoms that come along with menopause. The most obvious and exasperating symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and insomnia, the two are mostly consequent.

Why is the infertility rate more in women with PCOS?

PCOS causes increased levels of male hormones (androgens) in women. PCOS has negative impacts on fertility. This is because women with PCOS do not ovulate regularly or normally. Ovaries overproduce estrogen which in turn affects ovulation. The main difference between polycystic and normal ovaries is that even though the polycystic ovaries contain many small antral follicles with eggs in them, the follicles do not develop and mature properly, so there is irregular and sometimes no ovulation.

Insulin Resistance and PCOS

PCOS and Insulin Resistance share a strong bond. Insulin resistance is said to be the key feature for PCOS, obese and lean both. Elevated insulin levels may be a contributing factor to inflammation and other metabolic complications associated with PCOS. Insulin resistance is not the same for everyone. Some women dealing with insulin resistance might develop PCOS while some women don’t.