PCOS( polycystic ovarian syndrome) is one of the most common causes of women failing to conceive. The condition is quite common in women but they can still conceive even after having the condition as a number of treatments are available. Let’s see which options do the women have –
1. Change in the lifestyle
The one change that will work for all the women with PCOS is changing their lifestyle. Women with PCOS are often found to be overweight. They will need to reduce weight to achieve high chances of conception. PCOS influences the way the body processes insulin, thus it often leads to weight gain. The weight gain often leads to failure in ovulation. Severe anovulation or the condition in which there is no ovulation leads to infertility. Losing weight may regularise the ovulation cycle. Even losing 5 – 10 percent weight will work wonders for your treatment. But that doesn’t mean that you will be able to conceive without getting any external help, you might need some fertility drugs. Some women might not be overweight at all yet be suffering from PCOS. If that is the case with you, losing weight will not improve your fertility. PCOS treatment requires you to lose weight if you are overweight.
2. Dietary changes and PCOS
With a few dietary changes, you can control the ill effects of PCOS. Women with PCOS need to be careful with their diet as it will not only help in controlling the weight but also help in regulating the insulin. It is best to avoid high sugar, processed foods and carbohydrates. It is best to stick to a nutrient-rich diet which follows certain rules like
- Include proteins and green vegetables
- Eat a heavy breakfast but have a light dinner
- Combine sweets or carbohydrates with healthy fats to slow down the absorption of sugar.
It pays to exercise when you have PCOS. Engaging in regular brisk walking and eating a healthy diet will improve the menstrual regularity by 50 percent. Though it might not be enough to help you conceive, it will certainly help you in feeling alright as far as your overall health is concerned.
4. Treatment with Medication
Medicines such as Metformin and Clomid might be helpful in treating the condition. While Metformin helps with insulin resistance and weight loss, Clomid may help with regulating the ovulation cycles. Sometimes a combination of both the medicines may be used. Gonadotropins are also used to treat women with PCOS. If the gonadotropins fail to give the desired results, IVF is the next step. PCOS treatment in Moga is easily available.
It comprises of fertilization of the egg and the sperm in the lab after extracting them from the respective partners. The embryo so formed is implanted into the womb after observing it for 2-3 days.