Many foods have a negative effect on your body and hormones when you have PCOS. Not only do they stall your weight loss progress, but also make many of your symptoms much worse.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain crucial hormones. In the early stages, hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms. However, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.
If you have PCOS or any of its symptoms, you may feel frustrated at times. Taking proactive steps regarding your health can improve your mood as well as reduce your symptoms. One of the best ways to do this is to create a plan in which you will improve your diet by avoiding the trigger foods, eat a diet appropriate for your symptoms, incorporate exercise into your daily routine, get enough sleep and limit stress as much as possible.
Your body uses iodine to make thyroid hormones. That’s why an iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, a condition in which the body can’t make enough thyroid hormones. Luckily, deficiency is easy to prevent through proper diet.
Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.