Nutritionist– A healthy lifestyle is the most effective approach to managing PCOS successfully and reducing the severity of symptoms. A healthy lifestyle includes eating a balanced and nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight, being as active as possible, and minimizing harmful habits such as smoking and excessive drinking.
A dietitian can help you find a diet that works best for you and support you to achieve your long-term goals.
Yoga– The science of yoga works at levels much subtler and deeper than just the physical body level. Yoga helps release deeply stored stress in the system, which can help improve PCOS symptoms.
One of the major benefits of meditation is to help reduce stress. Often, stress causes hormonal imbalances. Therefore, reducing stress through meditation can play a vital role in hormone balance.
One of the keys to managing PCOS successfully is, therefore, being aware of the effect your mood can have on managing your lifestyle. It is important to seek help with this if you feel you need it.
With the right support, education about PCOS, and appropriate treatment, your emotional health can be improved.
Counseling (for any side effects)- Research shows that experiencing the symptoms of PCOS, including excess hair growth, hair loss, acne, weight changes, and fertility problems, can negatively affect mood, self-confidence, and body image.
It has also been shown that the longer it takes for a woman to receive a diagnosis of PCOS, the more likely she is to be depressed or anxious. It can be difficult to cope with the symptoms of PCOS especially if you don’t’ know the cause.
Each woman’s experience of PCOS is individual and will change across the course of her life. Your treatment must be worked out to meet your specific needs at any particular time. Many treatments are available for a range of emotional health problems. Some women can benefit from just a few sessions of counseling, whereas others might benefit from the support of ongoing counseling.