Does intermittent fasting cure PCOS?
Hi, my friend is 21 years old and 65 kg is her body weight. She is facing some issue with periods. Her periods is not regular. Whenever she gets periods, it will be very painful also and copious amount of bleeding. Her BP goes down. Doctor diagnosed her PCOS and told her to do intermittent fasting that is only consuming food during short periods within each 24-hour day. I want to know does intermittent fasting cure PCOS?
@dhara PCOS causes insulin resistance, meaning that the body overproduces insulin which in turn leads to many of the common PCOS symptoms. This cycle can be worsened by carbohydrates which cause a spike in insulin levels, so these should be avoided where possible. The practice can be linked to PCOS symptoms because eating stimulates insulin production, which can be performed excessively by the body in response to PCOS-related insulin resistance. Reducing the amount of stimulation by fasting switches the body from storage mode into a fat-burning state where it uses up sugar and energy already stored. In addition, if insulin levels are lowered then the body can better manage androgen production because insulin has an effect on other hormones in the body.