Top 3 PCOS Diet Tips Expert Jyoti Chabria
Hi, I am Jyothi Chabria. We will be discussingpoly cystic ovaries and thyroid in this segment. Poly Cystic Ovaries is a condition which isso rampant today amongst youngsters. Symptoms of poly cystic ovaries is unexplained weightgain, facial hair, acne, hair fall, infertility in later part of life when you are tryingfor pregnancy, it causes delay in pregnancy, it causes pigmentation in some patients. Theseare all due to hormonal imbalance. Likewise thyroid is also a insufficiency of the thyroxinehormone in thyroid gland. There are two types of thyroid actually, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.Hypothyroidism is where 90% of the segment belongs to where people tend to gain weight.Again in this you have irregular periods with
young girls, weight gain. Hyperthyroidismis a condition which is seen much, in lesser section of the society, where people tendto lose weight in hyper hyperthyroidism. Now basically this is because of hormonal imbalanceof the hormones. In fact poly cystic ovaries, thyroid and diabetes are like three ends toa triangle. One hormonal imbalance can lead to the other. Well if you do ask me how tocorrect this? the line of treatment for hypothyroid patient or poly cystic ovaries patient isnothing but weight loss. In fact there is a very small segment of patients who are leanand yet still have poly cystic ovaries, but despite that what we do is we put them onweight, not necessarily a weight loss program
but we try to curb their weight so that, itsall about improving circulation. So, in terms of weight loss what we do is we put them ona low calorie diet, more frequent smaller meals that goes through the day and we encourageexercise because exercise plays a very major role in poly cystic and thyroid patients whichhelps them to improve circulation. In a poly cystic ovary patient or a thyroid patientwho is over weight we would definitely recommend them to have a low carb diet with a mediumprotein, of course based on their age, height, weight all that is taken in to account. Butthings like lemon grass which are again having anti oxidants properties, flax seed are encouraged.So, in poly cystic ovaries patients what we
would definitely recommend is a low carbohydratediet with medium protein. We help them to use protein as a source of energy and whatsimportant is it is all about improving circulation, so exercise is really encouraged in PCOD patients.Now, we have seen that as patients start losing weight all these symptoms that they have beenexperiencing over the past 2 3 months start corrected as they start losing weight. And,foods which are encouraged are things like you know green tea, probably which has antioxidants, flax seed, you have lemon grass, wheat grass juice which again helps to coverthe anti oxidant quotient that is required in their diet.