This might have been covered in previous posts but it still surprises me, and might surprise you that one in ten women around the world suffer from PCOS at some level. Just look around when you see a lot of other women and you will likely be in similar company who are struggling right along side you whether they know it or not.
The frustration of all women with this condition is high, and those who do not realise they have this problem are probably doubly frustrated and have no idea what is going on. Knowledge is power, and just knowing you have PCOS is powerful – but knowing the root causes is extremely powerful.
Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome is not something that just affects your ovaries which might come as a surprise to you though. It goes deeper than this and effects you hormones, your mood, your energy, heck your whole damned body! There is also a risk that if you do not treat PCOS properly it can leave you susceptible to a bunch of other illnesses such as type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and many more.
What Are the Root Causes of PCOS Then?
1. Insulin resistance
I have discussed insulin resistance before in this blog. It is the one root cause we are quite certain is at the very base of all PCOS symptoms. In short, our body produces a hormone called insulin which regulates the metabolism of sugars/carbohydrates in our body (as well as some other duties). Insulin resistance is when this hormone is not working correctly in the body and not doing its job basically!
Insulin resistance is in part genetic, but is more often than not caused by a combination of lifestyle factors such as faulty diet, stress, toxins in the body, and many others issues. Studies have shown that 70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance making this the key root cause of this condition. This does not matter if you are overweight, thin, fit or not – which may surprise some. However, women who are obese have a much higher chance of having this problem.
A new root cause of PCOS has also been found that works in conjunction with insulin resistance which is inflammation. Chronic low grade inflammation of much of your body is a serious issue and can go undetected for a long, long time. Many women with PCOS are found to have this issue making it quite closely linked with insulin resistance and all the other symptoms of PCOS
This can often be attributed to food allergies and intolerance’s. Some problem foods such as gluten, artificial flavours, preservatives and various chemicals can trigger an immune response which is inflammation of various parts of the body. This is not because our immune system wants to harm us in any way, it is actually trying to protect us, but it can have unfortunate consequences when this continues long term and becomes chronic. Not only will the body destroy allergens, but many useful cells in the body might get destroyed along with them. This autoimmune condition is basically a reaction to internal toxins or external environmental health hazards.
Obesity is something that is often talked about as a root cause of PCOS, however this is kind of a chicken or egg argument. PCOS can cause obesity, but obesity can also lead to inflammation and insulin resistance as well. Either way it is a bad thing, but it cannot be called a root cause – just to clarify
So if you can se some of the root causes in yoruself, or a loved one and they are suffering from PCOS, then you need to know how to combat these issues. Treating the symptoms of PCOS may bring relief, but it will never cure PCOS at its very inception. To find out more check out the eBook I recommend called Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets I cannot gurantee it will be an amazing