Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal condition that interferes with the reproductive system in women. Its general symptoms can include irregular periods and obesity; this makes it difficult for a woman to get pregnant.

Data indicate that about 10% of women of childbearing age suffer from this syndrome and often have to deal with infertility problems.

In This article, I will answer some common questions about pregnancy and PCOS.

Is it possible to conceive while having PCOS?

Irregular periods are very common in women with PCOS, but that doesn't mean they can never get pregnant, as it can be a bit difficult but not impossible.

 Why does PCOS lead to infertility problems?

Infertility is mainly due to two reasons: hormonal imbalance and egg quality; which makes pregnancy difficult. The second reason is the increase in the level of androgen hormone in the body, The androgen (a male hormone) whose high level in the female body may lead to the disruption of many reproductive hormones.

 How to manage the pregnancy when suffering from PCOS?

These hormonal issues can be easily treated by making some lifestyle modifications, such as eating healthy foods rich in all kinds of minerals and vitamins that are sufficient in overcoming the symptoms of these conditions.

Maintaining physical activity is also vital to improving health and strengthening immunity.

 Is it necessary to take medications when suffering from PCOS?

According to experts, not every patient with these hormonal conditions has to take medications, especially in mild cases, because most of the time the main cause of PCOS is poor lifestyle habits, and just making a few healthy adjustments is enough to manage the crisis.

 When to consult a doctor when trying to conceive?

Most women with PCOS need to consult a doctor when trying to conceive, as it becomes even more important to consult a doctor when your period is irregular and you are planning to have a baby.

Nutritional advice for treating polycystic ovaries

in order to control the symptoms of PCOS, Phyllis Ramalo, Dietitian, recommends following a fixed diet or regimen which contains foods that regulate blood sugar levels, such as cauliflower and broccoli, legumes such as beans and peas, and wholegrain bread.

Dr. Ramalo added that white rice can be eaten, but next to salads and vegetables, and it is better to eat small meals frequently throughout the day with lot of snacks in order to prevent the feeling of hunger that leads to eating unhealthy foods.

The doctor also recommended the Keto diet. This type of diets includes large amounts of fruits and vegetables, especially, which have anti-inflammatory properties such as leafy greens and berries. Also, some foods useful for polycystic ovary syndrome include fatty fish (such as salmon) , nuts, and seeds.

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Women with this syndrome should avoid eating low-fat dairy products or foods that cause allergies and it is better to eat full-fat dairy products.