Managing the Physical
The physical effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome can affect your body image and self-esteem. Addressing the physical symptoms can improve your life and make it easier to look after yourself.
Where To Start?
Body Image and Self-Esteem
- Focus on the Positive: If we receive from the Universe what we focus on the most, then it is logical that we should focus on the good things in our lives. I know it’s easier said than done. Every time you realise you are focusing on something negative stop and change it.
- Pamper Yourself: I saw a Tweet the other day that said “Don’t reward yourself with food, your not a dog”. It is actually pretty true if you think about it. Take yourself off to get a facial or plan a day out with some friends. My treat for myself is to go to the movies.
- Get out in the Sun: I don’t mean go to the beach and lye in the sun, I mean go for a walk. Spend as much time as you can in natural light. It will do wonders for you.
Laser Hair Removal is the best invention. I am a big fan. In two sessions the hair on my chin has basically gone. What I had was nothing compared to other people. But seeing and feeling the course hair growing on my chin where I felt it shouldn’t be growing was distressing. The laser hair removal boosted my self confidence greatly.
Irregular Periods: Women make complaining about their period a sport. After suffering from amenorrhea for six months I now celebrate it. While I was living in China a doctor (yes a medical doctor) suggested I use a rebounder (mini trampoline) and it worked. My cycle returned. The theory is the jumping motion got my lymphatic system moving which then makes my blood flow better. I’m not a doctor and I don’t have any research to back it up, but for me it was like a miracle. I now tell everyone.
I was also introduced to a herb called Dong Quai. It has a balancing effect on hormonal system. It eases PMS symptoms, cramping and irregular periods. I also suggest this to everyone.
I am learning new things about managing my physical symptoms all the time. Yesterday I was reading about a plant called Maca. Research suggests that it balances your hormones and may even restore your hypothalamus. I am going to trial it.