Treat Your PCOS with Herbs and Vitamins
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Treat Your PCOS with Herbs and Vitamins

Islamabad : Pakistan | Oct 01, 2012 at 10:18 PM PDT
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Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome commonly known as PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. Eggs do not mature and they are not released and are accumulated. This causes the formation of cyst.

The doctors usually treat PCOS with medicine such as birth control pills to regulate the woman's menstrual cycle, or use a diabetes medication such as metformin also known as glucophage. Metformin affects the way insulin regulates glucose and decreases the testosterone production. But these medicines have a lot of side effects of there own and many woman will not want to use them .

Kick start your day with a good dose of multivitamins and add supplements to your daily diet to have a balance and energy to carry your daily routine.

B vitamins, there important in helping to correct the symptoms of PCOS. Vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B6 are predominantly useful for controlling weight, and here's why: Vitamin B2 helps to turn fat, sugar and protein into energy. B3 is a component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which is released every time blood sugar rises, and vitamin B3 helps to keep the levels in balance. Vitamin B5 has been shown to help with weight loss because it helps to control fat metabolism. B6 is also important for maintaining hormone balance and, together with B2 and B3, is necessary for normal thyroid hormone production. Any deficiencies in these vitamins can affect thyroid function and consequently affect the metabolism.

The B vitamins are also essential for the liver to convert your old hormones into harmless substances, which can then be excreted from the body.

There are Herbs that are known for helping the symptoms of PCOS.

Herbs are extremely useful in treating Polycystic ovarian syndrome. By adding supplements to your daily diet you can get help in contolling weight and balance you blood sugar level. Moreover herbs also help in balancing your hormones.

Women suffering from PCOS become insulin resistant and research says that 40% women develop diabetes at later stages. Cinnamon is a very useful herb to treat insulin resistance. Magnesium has the same effect, it helps in controlling and treating your insulin resistance

Red clover blossom has a a high vitamin content ant is helpful to the uterus and it is also high in protein content, which benefits the whole body. This herb is also high in calcium and magnesium which help in relaxing the nervous system and they also promote fertility. This herb helps in balancing the hormonal functioning if used on daily basis.

Raspberry leaf is the well-liked herb for fertility and it a renowned urine tonic. This herb is high in calcium content. It encourages and increases the effect of Red clover when they are used together.

Aloe Gel has astringent and anti-bacterial effect, it is commonly used for skin related problems. It also has excellent effects if used for diabetes. Acne is a common problem caused by PCOS, Aloe gel can be used for this problem.

Herbs do not have immediate results, they show their results after continuous use of 3-6 months. This is just a few of the many available vitamins and herbs used to treat PCOS, always consult with your herbalist and doctor to avoid any complications, just because herbs are natural doesn't mean they don't have dangers.

sadafsarfraz is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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