PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) cannot be entirely prevented because its cause is not yet known. Even though lifestyle and diet play an important role, many cases are genetically acquired and tend to run in families. However, the role of genes is not exactly clear yet.
While your genes may make you susceptible to developing the condition, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will. Some women develop PCOS because of risk factors like obesity, diabetes, adrenarche history, valproate consumption, etc.
So, the key is to look out for the risk factors (if possible) by adopting a healthy lifestyle that can help in preventing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This includes eating a healthy diet and exercising to maintain your ideal weight. Improve your cholesterol levels and blood sugar control. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, control your diet. Weight gain can increase insulin levels, which may contribute to additional weight gain and excessive production of androgen. Therefore, you should maintain your weight as per the required BMI (Body Mass Index).
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