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10 Ways to Treat PCOS Infertility Naturally

PCOS - What is it?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome aka Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is manifested in various organs including the ovaries, filled with immature follicles (eggs) accompanied by hormonal abnormalities and irregularities in ovulation and menstruation. This is a metabolic state related to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

What are the signs?

Common symptoms include ovulation failure, acne, obesity, menstrual irregularities and hirsutism (hair growth on the skin). Severe cases manifest with all symptoms while mild and moderate cases have only a few.

How Does PCOS Lead to Infertility?

Infertility is caused by inability to ovulate due to excessive production of androgen (testosterone) and inadequate production of estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries. Due to insufficient amounts of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and androgen cannot be converted to estrogen, and follicles cannot mature and ovulate.

How to Treat PCOS Naturally?

Studies have found that the majority of infertility cases due to ovulation disorders can be prevented by dietary and lifestyle modifications. So this is where you should start. There are several key factors that play a role in PCOS. Depending on which feature is most important to you will determine the first line of treatment.

1. Balance Insulin

Insulin resistance has been found to contribute to increased androgen production by the ovaries. Insulin resistance goes hand in hand with obesity or overweight especially around the middle (visceral fat = fat around the organ). However, insulin resistance can also be found in people who are not obese or overweight. If you are overweight and have PCOS, you are advised to lose weight and correct insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance means that cells do not respond to insulin when they knock on a new batch of glucose. This is usually due to the saturation of insulin at the cell receptor site rather than a diet high in refined and easy carbohydrates. This leads to excess glucose in the bloodstream and inadequate cells. This in turn leads to fatigue and fatigue and an increased risk of bacterial infections (due to excess glucose outside the cell) and diabetes.

2. Address Testosterone & Promote Ovulation and Menstruation

The excess androgen (testosterone) is due to too much LH (lutenizing hormone) produced by the body above FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). This in turn produces immature eggs that never reach the ovulation stage and eventually form small cysts in the ovaries. One type of estrogen can be converted to testosterone in fat tissue which is another reason to lose weight if you are overweight. Normalizing your hormones and getting your body to produce enough hormones to stimulate and maintain pregnancy is the key and end result of all treatment strategies for PCOS.

What to do?

1. Avoid coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, sugars and juices containing sugars, refined carbohydrates (white bread, cookies, chocolate, candy etc ...).

2. Eat small amounts of protein-rich foods every 3 hours to balance your blood sugar.

3. Regular exercise - cardio and weight (the more muscles you have the more fat you will burn).

4. Add cinnamon to your cooking. It has been found to increase insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS. Porridge is a great way to get some cinnamon in your diet as well as roasted apples in the oven sprinkled with some cinnamon and crushed beans.

5. Reduce consumption of dairy and animal products (even if they are organic) at all. This is due to the high levels of hormones, insecticides and herbs that are endocrine disruptors (they destroy your hormones and can cause anovulation). Diets and diets rich in fiber have proven to be extremely beneficial in situations where the balance of hormones such as PCOS is impaired. Although the animal is not given synthetic hormones it produces its own hormones that will still be reflected in milk or meat.

6. Excessive production of androgen has been shown to respond well to liquid consumption, so it includes some fresh liquid from an organic shop.

7. Eat more: adzuki beans, basil, cayenne, chestnuts, chives, eggplant, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, nutmeg, pepper, rice, rosemary, spearmint and turmeric.

8. Relieve stress with yoga, mediation, breathing exercises, 8 hours of sleep, exercise, lavender, lemon scent and chamomile tea.

9. See a naturopath or herbal as many herbal treatments have been shown to treat PCOS successfully.

10. Take high quality multivitamins and fish oils.

Copyright 2009 Iva Keene and Natural Fertility Prescription


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