There is no cure for PCOS, but there are ways to manage the symptoms. Losing weight is the most important step you can take at home. Healthy eating habits and regular physical activity can greatly alleviate symptoms associated with PCOS. Weight reduction is associated with:
- Improved pregnancy rates
- Decreased hirsutism
- Improvement in glucose tolerance
- Improvement in lipid (cholesterol) levels
Even a 5-10% loss in body weight can help to better regulate your period and improve ovulation. Studies have shown that a low-carbohydrate diet is effective in both weight loss and lowering insulin levels.
You may also want to explore Alpha’s Nutrition offering where you would work with a registered dietician: https://www.helloalpha.com/nutrition
and/or consider weight loss medicines, in addition to the structured weight loss program by completing an Alpha Weight Loss medical intake form.