Let me start by saying, while I have done my research to determine how to reverse PCOS, I am not a doctor. I am simply a patient that has learned to battle PCOS through several programs, books, doctors, and personal experience.
What Can you Do Daily to Reverse PCOS?
It’s important to remember, when you’re dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, this a process and it takes time, patience, and continuous effort. That said, it’s not as hard as it might seem and anyone with the right help can rid themselves of PCOS. The first thing I want to talk about are things you can do day to day to beat this disease. If you’ve read my article, I have PCOS, Now what?! , you know that step one is balancing your weight.
If you’re not overweight, you can still implement these things and see major improvement!
So Here We Go, 3 Ways to Reverse PCOS
- 1) Exercise daily, and do moderate to vigorous exercise at least 2-3 times a week. Whether you’re getting out of the house with your pup for a walk or playing with your kids at the park, being active every day is the number one way to start fighting of PCOS.
- 2) Cut out the junk. It’s the one thing everyone knows we should do, but very few people do. It’s time, sister. Time to stop the sodas, endless sugars, chips, and junk. Drink more water, and if you need some flavor, add some fresh fruits for a refresher.
- 3) Stop making excuses. No more “I can’t do this”, no more negative self talk. Show your body that you love it, and that you mean business.
Look, I know these sound simple and annoyingly like something you just don’t want to hear. But you can do this and I promise you that just implementing these two things, you will see a drastic improvement in your symptoms within a month.
How Long does it take to Reverse PCOS?
The most important piece of advice I can give you as someone who’s battled polycystic ovarian syndrome since I was 16 is to understand that every body is different, and, everybody is different. Depending on your general health and wellness, it can take months to start getting relief of your symptoms or it could take a year. For extreme cases, even longer. That does NOT mean lose hope. Think about it, how fast has this year flown by? You can do this. You can.
Long term treatment is where your doctor comes in. You should be working with a medical practitioner of some sort to determine if there are any medications you can use / take to help with your PCOS. Usually they will start with birth control and some type of sugar / insulin medication.
Overall, you need to focus on getting your body detoxified. There are several books you can get on eating for your hormones but PCOS diet should be similar to diabetes; I keep my house stocked with “Cooking Light” and “Diabetes Living” magazines so I always have some go-to options.