Does PCOS increase the risk of diabetes?

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a hormonal disorder that causes women to become infertile and grow cysts in the ovaries. PCOS can be heavy on both the physical and emotional aspects of a woman and must be treated with care.

Here are a few common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

Irregular period patterns or no menstrual cycles at all

  • Difficulty to conceive ( due to problems with ovulation )
  • Excessive growth of unwanted hair on the face, neck, and chest.
  • Sudden and unintentional weight gain
  • Hair loss and thinning of hair
  • Acne and oily skin.
  • Emotional instability such as depression and constant mood swings.

In addition, in some cases, Diabetes and PCOS might be linked together.

Does PCOS increase the risk of diabetes? Let us find out

Research plans from around the world have proved that PCOS can cause women to be affected with diabetes as well. Type 2 diabetes is observed to be the more common variant in such cases.

 Can diabetes and PCOS be treated together?

Proper physical exercise is imperative to ensure that the body stays healthy so it can fight off obesity and type 2 diabetes. It can also help treat symptoms of PCOS as well

Proper exercise also helps the body burn down blood sugar and because physical exertion helps reduce fat, the cells become more sensitive to insulin gradually. This enables the body to manage insulin more effectively helping both patients of diabetes and women with PCOS.

A proper diet is equally important to help manage weight and reduce the risk of diabetes. The daily diet should include healthy amounts of –

  • Plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain
  • Lean protein
  • Healthy Fats

It is important to note that certain treatments for the two disorders may complement or offset each other.

For example, women suffering from PCOS are also treated with birth control pills. The birth control pills help to regulate periods and clear acne.

On the other hand, certain birth control pills might also cause blood glucose levels to rise. This can prove to be a major problem for people who are at risk of diabetes. Medication such as Glucophage is suggested to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. This medication also helps heal the resistance to insulin in women suffering from PCOS.

It is a fact that diabetes can cripple a person both mentally and physically thus treating it is essential. Diabetes can be cured with the help of medication, therapy, and exercise.

Diabetes diagnosis

Over the past few decades, homeopathy has shown discernible benefits in treating diabetes and its use as an effective measure to cure diabetes has also proliferated. There have been innumerable cases where the patients have received unparalleled and amazing results in curing their problems.


Homeopathic treatments have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years and at Dr. Batra’s, we have an adept team of professionals who excel in providing comprehensive services to the patients and help them recover soon.

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