Poly means ‘many’
A cyst is basically a sac (pimple) filled with a solid or liquid.
Syndrome means there isn’t a single cause of PCOS but it is a result of multiple factors (hormone imbalance, poor diet, lack of exercise)
So simply put, the definition of PCOS is a formation of multiple cysts as a result of multiple factors that affect your period, fertility and weight.
Since there isn’t a single cause of PCOS, there isn’t a single solution either. You need to re-look the way you eat, workout and the products you use on your body as they all affect your hormones. It may sound overwhelming at first but the solution is simply to fix a couple of things which you’re meant to do anyway.
When you put the puzzle pieces together, you can see not only how the symptoms relate to one another but also how simple lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on them. Unlike many disorders, PCOS can improve if you take steps to manage the causes. Recognizing the symptoms of PCOS early and working on improving insulin resistance through diet and exercise can help prevent complications of PCOS, including infertility.
Sadly, most doctors focus on the symptom and not the cause of PCOS. This has alot to do with that PCOS is a relatively modern disorder and most of the older doctors have not studied about. Addressing symptoms will only fix the issue superficially. But if you really want to control PCOS, you need to find the cause of it and then work on a solution to fix it.
Click here to know more about PCOS and my personal struggle with it and here’s how you can treat PCOS naturally.