PCOS that is polycystic ovary syndrome is a medical condition that women who are in their fertility age can go through affecting both their metabolic health and reproductive system. Around 10%women are reported to be suffering from PCOS and this happens to be the most common endocrine disorder.
Women suffering from PCOS have higher levels of androgen ( male hormones) causing hormonal imbalance in them.
HOW DOES PCOS AFFECT MENSTRUAL CYCLE?
The PCOS has a major bearing on the menstrual cycle affecting ovulation leading to irregular, absent or heavy menstrual flows. Due to this reason, PCOS is considered to be the prime reasons for ovulatory infertility.
PCOS also disturbs the insulin levels of the body that can lead to weight gain and difficulty in losing weight. In case of failure of controlling levels of Insulin, the body is exposed to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
ROLE OF EXERCISE IN INCREASING FERTILITY
The exercise should be started as soon as 3 months prior to planning a pregnancy. It is important to consult the physician if the woman is suffering from some prior ailment or has already started infertility treatment before undertaking any exercise regimen.
PCOS is characterized by weight gain. Exercising helps to reduce weight to a large extent. Women have reported that when there is a slight loss of weight, their menstrual cycle starts improving. With the improvement in the menstrual cycle, the ovulation becomes better and the chances of getting a pregnant rise. This is because there are more chances of being successful after intercourse.
WHAT EXERCISES CAN BE DONE?
Well, there is no definite answer to this and the way instead of type is more important. Still, the best exercises are the ones that the female likes.
Some of the exercises are Zumba, swimming, playing basketball or softball. They are better than running or exercising in a gym.
Weight training and cardio training too can help to improve health by reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure as well as improvement of insulin resistance and inducing weight loss.
Another effective form of exercise is yoga. There are many simple yoga asanas that help to manage weight, improve blood circulation as well as support the menstrual cycle by release or pressure and stress from the brain.
Overall, PCOS is a syndrome affecting the fertility of the woman. However, it does not need more of medication. Rather, simple exercises help to manage weight and PCOS.