If you love watching Glamrs videos and would like to be notified every time we drop a new one, please bash that bell icon below! A lot of people have been diagnosed with PCOS in the last 5 years but it’s been increasing at an alarming rate like I see 8 out of 10 women with PCOS. So what would be the main cause of them being diagnosed with PCOS? So the cause, there could be many like I said lifestyle factors but how do you detect that you have PCOS, there are three criterias. You either have cyst in your ovaries, so when you go for an ultrasound on the second or third day of your periods the doctor tells
you that you have cyst which are actually follicles which haven’t developed completely because of lack of female hormones and excess male hormones. The second criteria is that you have all the male patterns like acne on the jaw line, hair growth on the chin, cheeks, chest, naval and all the male androgen patterns like balding and the third criteria is irregular periods. So either you miss your periods or your periods are 35 days up every cycle. So these three criterias will actually determine if you are a PCOS patient but not necessarily because even thyroid plays a very important role and it also has similar symptoms. So PCOS and thyroid kind of go hand in hand yes but these three criterias are for PCOS. Is it possible if a person is diagnosed with
PCOS they’ll be diagnosed with thyroid as well? Well, it could be interchangeable like PCOS could have thyroid issues or not. It varies. It’s not a rule that that has to happen. On a general basis if you have to advise the women out here watching us if they have PCOS what’s the first thing that they need to change in their lifestyle? Their thought process. Absolutely important so you need to understand that PCOS is not a disease. It is just that you haven’t taken care of
your lifestyle and so you’re seeing certain symptoms. So a lot of PCOS women they say that I’m battling with PCOS and it’s made my life hell because it is a very confident shattering disease because when you as a woman have hair on your face it’s something that you just wouldn’t want to have. I mean one can’t deal with it. You don’t want to go out of the house, you don’t want to meet friends it’s really sad. But yes you need to change your thinking that your body is actually giving you certain signals and you need to listen to them instead of being so against your body and being self sabotaging like being self criticising that omg look at the way I look and that’s just not the way. Just change your thought process like Okay, this is the way it is and now I need to do something for this. So that’s the first step. Convincing yourself that it’s not a disease, it’s sign and you have got to change it. What according to you is the most common mistake that one does once their diagnosed with PCOS? Going on a pill. That’s the worst thing you can do to yourself. A pill is nothing but just an external synthetic hormone which shuts your reproductive system and when you bleed on a pill it’s a pill bleed and not an actual bleed because your hormones are not being produced so the pill actually gives a signal to your body to shut the reproductive system and it does the job but actually you’re not ovulating. So now that when you take a pill nothing improves, everything is temporarily and you feel like you have got your periods back, skin is better but the day you leave the pill, you’re in the worst state. So it does have a lot of side effects. If they are on the pill if they stop the pill what else can they do? Change your lifestyle, so when I deal with PCOS women I have like a 12 page quiz which we ask them to fill and we judge what is the cause of their PCOS. So there are a lot of causes of PCOS like it could be inflammation, insulin resistance, thyroid, poor diet, stress. A lot of factors so when they fill the quiz we actually understand which part of their lifestyle is causing the PCOS but everything is interchangeable and there are types so everyone is not at the highest PCOS level. So there is type A, B, C, D. So A is the highest that all 3 criteria I mentioned, B is two criteria and C&D are just like the beginning to get towards the type A. So when you judge then you actually understand which part of their lifestyle needs to be corrected. So if don’t have to go on the pill you first need to judge what your lifestyle is and where is it wrong? Correct that with supplements, with herbs and all of that and then see what needs to be done. Absolute natural ways. I have treated so many PCOS women, their periods have come back and it’s just amazing to see you get the woman essence back. So as you mentioned there are 4 categories
A, B, C, D so is it possible if a person is on the C and D level which is the low level and not taking any medication towards it it can lead to B and A level as well? It can it can if they don’t take care of their lifestyle. So PCOS is a problem which cannot be cured, it can be reversed it’s just like diabetes once a diabetic you’re a diabetic. So once a PCOS you have all the chances of being type A if you don’t take care of your lifestyle and infact if you take care of your lifestyle from type A you can actually come down to type C, D and then kind of keep the symptoms really minimal without affecting your life. Thank you so much Neha, it was a pleasure having you here. Have a great day I’m jenifer karai until next time stay tuned and stay Glamrs.