Common PCOS mistakes to avoid.

11 PCOS Mistakes You Should Stop Today (How to avoid for successful treatment?)

A large number of women with PCOS often make certain common mistakes. If avoided, they can see huge positive impact in their PCOS reversal journey. I've seen most of these mistakes are based grabbing less than 100% knowledge. Some women become prey to myths and misconceptions. In this article, the most common mistakes made by women with PCOS. Also find out, how to avoid them for successful treatment of your PCOS symptoms.


Mistake #1: Not Monitoring The Blood Sugar Levels

PCOS can be a difficult condition to manage. One way you can help make life with PCOS easier is by monitoring blood sugar levels.

Maintaining healthy sugar level is paramount for women who have PCOS. If blood sugar level is not kept in check, the PCOS symptoms are bound to get worse. The first minimal step you can take in your PCOS reversal journey is to keep track of blood sugar level. In my view, not monitoring the blood sugar level is the biggest mistake by a PCOS sufferer!


Mistake #2: Not Getting Enough Sleep

Another common mistake women with PCOS make is not getting enough sleep. Sleep is crucial for overall health, and it’s especially important for women with PCOS. Lack of sleep can trigger hormonal imbalances and increase stress levels. Lack of sleep can also worsen symptoms such as fatigue and irritability. Ideally, you should get close to 7-8 hours of sound sleep every night. Most importantly, stay away from mobile screens while on bed.


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Mistake #3: Not sticking to a healthy diet routine

Following a healthy diet routine on consistent basis plays a vital role in your PCOS reversal journey.

Unhealthy food habits like eating processed foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats can exacerbate your symptoms.

The key here is to shift towards whole foods. Incorporate a diet filled with plenty of fruits, veggies and lean proteins - plus lots of fiber!

Doing so helps keep weight at bay while reducing associated health threats. In other words: healthy eating means healthier living for women managing PCOS!


Mistake #4: Not Getting Regular Exercise

Another common mistake women with PCOS make is not getting regular exercise. Exercise can help you regulate hormones; improve insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation levels, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote weight loss; all of which can help you improve the symptoms of PCOS in a big way.

Additionally, exercise can help you reduce stress, which can be a trigger for PCOS symptoms.

Women with PCOS should aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days of the week.


Mistake #5: Skipping Meals

Skipping meals or going too long without eating is a common mistake that women with PCOS make. When you skip meals, your blood sugar levels can drop dramatically, which can lead to fatigue and cravings for sugary foods. Additionally, skipping meals can cause you to overeat later in the day, which can contribute to weight gain. It is important to eat small, frequent meals spaced evenly throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels stable.


Mistake #6: Not Managing Stress

Women with PCOS often demonstrate high levels of stress. Stress can worsen many symptoms of PCOS, such as irregular periods, weight gain, and acne. Managing stress plays a crucial factor in reversing PCOS. Some effective stress-management techniques include relaxation, yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises.

Mistake #7: Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking cigarettes is another common mistake women with PCOS make. Smoking can damage the eggs and cause hormonal imbalances, both of which can worsen the symptoms of PCOS. Quit smoking cigarettes ASAP.


Mistake #8: Consuming Excessive Alcohol

It's no secret that excessive indulgence in alcohol can have detrimental effects on your PCOS symptoms. It could disrupt hormone levels and add extra pounds. Both of these can further aggravate the PCOS symptoms.

Heavy drinking can harm the liver as well.

To stay safe while managing PCOS, moderation is the key. If possible, abstaining from alcohol altogether is ideal for faster recovery from PCOS.


Mistake #9: Taking Medications and Supplements without a Doctor’s Consultation

I've observed this with almost all of my patients. Several women commit this mistake of taking medications and supplements without consulting with an expert doctor. Since this approach can at best be ad hoc, the PCOS symptoms tend to get worse over time.

It’s always important to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication. An expert doctor can provide you with a complete diagnosis. The treatment can be holistic and systematic.


Mistake #10: Not Taking the Prescription Seriously

Women with PCOS often make the mistake of not taking their prescriptions as directed. Call it negligence or indiscipline, neglecting the prescriptions will often derail your recovery from PCOS.

No amount of quick fixes can substitute the systematic approach of treatment. It's important to take your prescribed medications as recommended by an expert doctor. This is key in ensuring steady management PCOS symptoms.


Mistake #11: Not Tracking the Symptoms

Tracking the symptoms is important because it can help you and your doctor identify patterns and triggers for your symptoms. Additionally, tracking your symptoms can help you monitor your response to treatment and see if your symptoms are getting better over time.


Conclusion: Common PCOS mistakes you should avoid

Managing PCOS can be a challenge. That said, with the right approach you can successfully manage your symptoms. To help achieve this, it is important to stay vigilant of common mistakes women with PCOS often commit. Mistakes such as - not exercising regularly, skipping meals or failing to practice stress management techniques. All of this may only worsen an already complex issue. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes and consuming excessive alcohol while taking medications that have been prescribed by an expert doctor. Track any changes in symptoms over time for best results!


Dr. Sanchita Dharne

Dr. Sanchita Dharne is a seasoned homeopathic doctor expert in treatment of PCOS symptoms including weight gain, hormone imbalance, infertility, and period problems. Her approach is holistic and individualized, which means she works to find the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Contact her today to schedule an online consultation and start getting the relief you deserve.


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