Mental Wellness And PCOS
Is it true that PCOS affects mental health?
As per studies, depression, anxiety, and PCOS have a fairly strong correlation. Women with PCOS are at an increased risk of these disorders.
Some of the underlying PCOS symptoms include acne, excess facial and body hair, unexplained fluctuations in weight, and irregular periods. Like in the case of PMS, when your mood swings like a pendulum but you’re not sure why a combination of these could be affecting someone with PCOS without them even realizing. In this article, we have talked about how PCOS affects mental health.
Just as it is important to take care of your body, your mental wellbeing takes equal significance. Understanding the root of issues and taking time to work on them is the first step and Plix is here with you every step of the way.
1. Insulin Resistance:
A Stanford study has established insulin resistance as a ‘silent time bomb’ that doubles the risk of serious depression. Insulin resistance leads to hormonal imbalance in women that causes ovaries to secrete male hormones like testosterone which further leads to acne, hirsutism (unwanted hair growth), and polycystic ovaries Another factor could be Type-2 Diabetes, which is one of the major consequences of insulin resistance.
2. Lack of serotonin:
Our brain and spinal cord are powered by chemicals called ‘neurotransmitters’ that orchestrate impulses between nerve cells across our brain and body. These neurotransmitters include Serotonin, Dopamine, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), Norepinephrine, etc.
Neurotransmitters enable our system to function efficiently by regulating breathing, body movements, and heartbeats. Neurotransmitters like serotonin, are linked with positive feelings and play an important role in depression. A study showed that PCOS-affected women that have low levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters reported more symptoms of anxiety and depression.
These are two major ways in which PCOS affects mental health.
How to reduce stress and tackle mental health problems in PCOS/PCOD?
1. Lifestyle Changes:
Women tackling PCOS are often recommended a change in lifestyle that includes good food consisting of a plant-based healthy diet, good sleep, and last but not the least, regular yoga, meditation, and exercise! It doesn’t necessarily imply hitting the gym every day but starting small with 10-minute walks in the day can go a long way. You can see for yourself that a boost in energy levels by exercising keeps you in power mode for a good amount of time. A healthy lifestyle is not only a key to managing your mental health but also PCOS.
2. Health & Nutrition Supplements
A wide range of plant-based supplements made of all-natural ayurvedic herbal blends is available that help in managing PCOS symptoms. They alleviate factors associated with root causes of PCOS which are bad metabolism and hormonal imbalances.
Plix Life is a Mumbai-based company that has developed safe, natural solutions powered by medicinal herb formulations for women suffering from PCOS to tackle this condition in a tasty way.
Plix offers free consultations, personalized PCOS diet & workout recommendations that you can combine along with oral supplementation of its PCOS care products.
Trust us when we say this, there is an even more incredibly talented lady within you that has an incredibly amazing mental strength. You just need to use the right Mantra to awaken her and that is, ‘Eat well, exercise well, keep PCOS at bay.’