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Naturally against PCOS - Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS is a term that some people have probably never heard of. It is the abbreviation for the complicated term "polycystic ovary syndrome" and refers to a hormonal disorder that brings with it many restrictions. Among other things, it can affect fertility and lead to insulin resistance. In this blog post, we reveal some natural tips and tricks that you can try if you suffer from PCOS. If this sounds good to you, we hope you enjoy reading it!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a complex endocrine disorder that mainly occurs in women of childbearing age. The symptoms are very varied and range from cysts to insulin resistance. Problems with menstrual cycles can also occur, which can make it difficult to plan a pregnancy. Excess androgens produced by PCOS lead to effects such as increased hair growth on the face, body or in atypical areas. A serious risk of this disease is insulin resistance, which leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The impact on fertility is also a major challenge for many women. Although the exact causes of polycystic ovary syndrome are not yet fully understood, hormonal, genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Basically, the treatment of PCOS focuses on controlling the symptoms and reducing the risk of complications. Various natural approaches can help you here, which we will reveal to you below.

Did you know ...

That around 70-80% of women with PCOS suffer from insulin resistance? This means that their cells do not respond properly to insulin and they have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

How does PCOS manifest itself?

The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome can vary greatly from woman to woman. However, there are some characteristics that occur very frequently and can largely be attributed to PCOS. One of the most common signs is an irregularity in or even the absence of your period. This means, for example, that your period does not come regularly or, in some cases, simply does not come at all. Hirsutism, i.e. increased body hair, is another symptom. This mainly occurs on the face, chest, back or abdomen and can lead to discomfort in everyday life. Hormone fluctuations are a frequent companion of PCOS, which can cause symptoms such as Acne can be caused. Weight gain is also a consequence of these fluctuations. However, you can counteract these with the help of regular exercise and a healthy diet. Other effects of polycystic ovary syndrome are mood swings and emotional imbalance. These can of course affect your everyday life and lead to various problems such as Fear, Panic attacks or feelings of hopelessness.

These are possible causes and risk factors of PCOS

Just like the symptoms, the causes of PCOS are very varied and slightly different for everyone. However, one of the most common causes of PCOS is a hormonal imbalance, specifically an elevated level of male hormones such as testosterone. This imbalance can lead to a number of symptoms, such as irregular periods, failure to ovulate and the formation of cysts in the ovaries. Genetics also have an influence on the development of polycystic ovary syndrome. For example, if your mother has PCOS, your risk of being affected also increases. Another important cause of PCOS is insulin resistance. This means that your cells do not respond appropriately to insulin, which causes the insulin level in your blood to rise. This in turn can stimulate the production of male hormones such as androgens. This link is also important because many women with PCOS also have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Consequently, being overweight and obese are also risk factors for PCOS.

Did you know ...

That PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women? The disorder can affect ovulation and reduce the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Natural home remedies to alleviate your PCOS symptoms

The natural home remedies we present to you can gently support you in balancing your hormone levels and reducing inflammation. The first medicinal plant we present to you, which is also included in our recipe, is the Monk's pepper (Vitex agnus castus). This is often used to regulate the menstrual cycle and to support hormonal irregularities. Monk's pepper can help to stabilize the hormonal balance and promote the onset of menstruation. Cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity and help regulate blood sugar levels. A regular intake of cinnamon could therefore help to keep blood sugar levels more stable. Anti-inflammatory properties are attributed to milk thistle, which is also known for its effects on liver health. Ginger has similar properties, and with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties is a miracle cure for many. It can also help with weight loss and boost the metabolism. Fenugreek can also help to regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

A timeline of polycystic ovary syndrome

Before the 1950s

Polycystic ovary syndrome was first recognized as a medical entity in the 1930s. However, the causes and treatment methods were not yet known at that time. Treatment at that time was mainly concerned with the management of individual symptoms. These included, for example, irregular menstrual cycles or hirsutism. However, it should be mentioned that the phenomenon of large ovaries had already been discovered by Antonio Vallisneri in 1721. The physician observed them in a married, infertile woman.

1960s to 1980s

During these years, medical research made great progress, identifying hormonal imbalances, particularly high androgen levels, as the cause. As a result of these findings, the use of oral contraceptives became widespread as a treatment. These were used to regulate the menstrual cycle and androgen levels.

1990s

During this time, better diagnostic options and a more comprehensive understanding of the metabolic complications of PCOS were developed. These enabled the establishment of several treatments. New drugs were introduced to improve insulin resistance and metabolism. These included metformin and insulin sensitizers.

2000s

In the 2000s, the focus shifted away from general treatment methods and towards meeting individual needs. Patients were now treated based on their symptoms and complaints. Research discovered that lifestyle interventions could have a major impact on the treatment of PCOS. These adjustments included dietary changes and exercise. The discovery of their effect on insulin resistance and weight management was a major turning point in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

2010s until today

In this day and age, diseases are viewed with a holistic approach, including polycystic ovary syndrome. This approach emphasizes symptom control and long-term health. This also includes fertility and the quality of life of patients. There are also new areas of research focusing on the role of gut health and the microbiota in PCCOS. The use of supplements and the development of natural approaches has also evolved. In addition, there is now a lot of information and support on social media, which has facilitated the exchange of information between those affected.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your PCOS sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

Complications and associated diseases of PCOS

One of the most common complications of PCOS is infertility or difficulty getting pregnant in general. This happens due to problems with ovulation and hormonal imbalances. PCOS also increases the risk of various metabolic problems such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Insulin resistance can increase blood sugar levels and lead to impaired glucose tolerance. This in turn can increase the risk of diabetes in the long term. In addition, PCOS can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke.

PCOS and its effects on fertility

As we mentioned earlier, PCOS can have a significant impact on your fertility and reproductive health. Determining when to conceive can be very difficult due to irregular periods. This leads to lower chances of egg fertilization. In addition, polycystic ovary syndrome increases the risk of miscarriage and pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. In any case, you should be aware of the major impact PCOS can have on your fertility. If you are concerned that your fertility may be impaired, you should definitely consult a specialist.

Did you know ...

That PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age? An estimated 6 to 18 % of all women are affected.

These medicinal plants can help you to alleviate your PCOS symptoms

Is the all-rounder among women's herbs. Alchemilla is progesteronizing and therefore has a positive influence on the entire hormonal balance. It can be used as a universal remedy to balance hormonal difficulties. It also ensures that all parts of the abdomen are optimally supplied with blood and that the uterus retains its elasticity at an advanced age.

The Bugweed stimulates the ovaries to produce oestrogen and supports hormone metabolism. Menstrual symptoms can include too heavy or too light bleeding, a prolonged or shortened cycle, as well as hot flushes and sweating. The cause is usually a hormonal imbalance with a relative or absolute oestrogen deficiency. Cimicifuga can counteract this with its estrogen-like effects.

The Monk's pepper is one of the 5 major hormonal agents in herbal medicine. It has a progesterone-like effect in the body. Progesterone is needed as a starting substance for the other sex hormones. Monk's pepper can therefore regulate the oestrogen-progesterone ratio and thus provide relaxation during your period.

Bee is an anti-inflammatory. The medicinal plant is mainly used for highly acute, acute and subacute inflammations with or without effusion. Apis modulates the inflammation and brings it back to a normal level from which healing can begin. It is used especially for inflammations that are accompanied by blistering. In spagyric form it is therefore also used for cysts.

The Mugwort is a plant that influences the hormone balance. It regulates the adrenal glands in their production of anti-inflammatory cortisone and reduces the effects of stress in the body. Mugwort is also anti-inflammatory. Its bitter substances constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation.

Zimply Natural - your natural support for PCOS

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about PCOS

What role does gut health play in PCOS?

More and more research indicates that the gut microbiome plays an important role in metabolism, hormone production and the immune system. These are all areas that can be impaired in PCOS. A healthy gut microbiome can also help to reduce inflammation and keep blood sugar levels and hormone levels stable. If the Intestinal flora are imbalanced, for example due to an unbalanced diet, stress or antibiotics, this can have negative effects. PCOS symptoms could also worsen. For example, there could be increased production of pro-inflammatory substances and a worsening of insulin resistance.

Can PCOS have an effect on the thyroid gland?

Yes, polycystic ovary syndrome can have an effect on the Thyroid gland have. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can affect various functions of your body, including thyroid function. Some women with PCOS have a higher risk of thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism or autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis to fall ill. Even though the exact causes and effects of PCOS on the thyroid gland are not yet known, there are a number of approaches. On the one hand, hormonal imbalances and inflammation probably play a role; on the other hand, insulin resistance can also have an influence. If you suffer from symptoms such as hair loss, tiredness or weight gain in addition to PCOS, it is best to consult a doctor.

Can PCOS and endometriosis occur at the same time?

Yes, PCOS and Endometriosis can occur at the same time, although they are different diseases. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This can lead to pain, inflammation and other symptoms. Although PCOS and endometriosis have different causes, both can cause similar effects. These include menstrual irregularities, pelvic pain and difficulty getting pregnant. In fact, it is not uncommon for women to suffer from both PICO and endometriosis. Warning signs to look out for include pain during intercourse and chronic pelvic pain.

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