Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance of insulin and progesterone and affects how a woman’s ovaries work. While there are no known causes of PCOS, there are recognizable symptoms such as irregular or no periods, excess androgen, acne, weight gain, infertility, and pelvic pain. 

As there is no cure, PCOS is often treated with birth control (typically the pill, patch, ring or the IUD with progesterone), metformin, and diet control. PCOS can cause heavy, irregular, or painful periods which is where birth control can help! The pill, ring, and patch not only decrease the number of cysts on your ovary by blocking ovulation but they can also help you skip your period, thereby eliminating any pain or unexpected surprises from Aunt Flo.

Ready to stop your cycle? Check out Pandia’s #PeriodsOptional campaign and never worry about leaking blood again!

Metformin is another solution to PCOS; it’s a medication that helps relieve insulin resistance in women with PCOS by improving insulin sensitivity, in turn, decreases insulin resistance and glucose production in the body. Lastly, diet is very important for women with PCOS. Nothing fancy here, just remember to eat your veggies and fruits! Which reminds me… 

Need help coming up with healthy, creative, and tasty recipes for you or someone you know living with PCOS? Check out the dishes below!

Choose your favorite from the list and tag Pandia on social media with a photo of your yummy masterpiece! Plus, you know what you should always take with food? — besides cute Insta photos, of course. Birth control! Pandia offers so many versions of the pill just for your choosing so be sure to sign up today to get that #PandiaPeaceofMind!

  1. Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado, and Goat Cheese
    Hint: sub out the chicken for tofu to make it veggie-friendly!
  2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
  3. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes 
  4. One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon 

Remember, a PCOS-free life is possible with birth control! #Skipthetrip to the pharmacy by switching to Pandia, the most trusted provider of birth control delivery.

The above information is for general informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor/primary care provider before starting or changing treatment.