Menstruation has come a long way from being a topic that was often talked about in Chinese whispers to one that is getting more attention because celebrities are talking about it. But there is still a long way to go. On Menstrual Hygiene Day, actress Taapsee Pannu talks about how, in the past, her periods were very painful because she had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

PCOS and Its Symptoms 

Even though different studies say different things, it is safe to say that hormonal imbalance in the body cause PCOS. The symptoms of PCOS can be other for each person, and the disorder can also be different in how bad it is for each person. But many women don't know they have this disorder because they don't get it checked out. Let's look at what it does. Let's look at some of its symptoms.

1. Acne

This is something that most women with PCOS experience. Because the body makes more of certain hormones, the skin tends to get oilier, which can lead to acne.

2. Weight Gain

People may also gain weight because their hormones are out of whack. This makes people fat, which could lead to other health problems.

3. Heavy Bleeding

When women finally get their periods after missing them for months, they have a lot of blood loss. This is because the inner walls of the uterus are shed after many months.

4. Irregular Periods

Menstruation happens every month, but people with PCOS may have periods that don't come at the same time every month. Due to irregular ovulation, some women with severe PCOS might only get their periods once every few months.

Taapsee Pannu's PCOS Struggle

Taapsee revealed that she was diagnosed with PCOS throughout her time in high school and university. Because PCOS medication is the only steroid that can balance your hormones, it was nearly hard to treat it with medication. The convulsions triggered by this condition were highly violent. After overcoming PCOS, Period cramps can be made tolerable by strengthening the core muscles, according to one trick she discovered.

Here is how Taapsee Pannu responded to questions related to PCOS

1. Her go-to Hack for Period Cramps

Throughout my school and college years, I had PCOS for a long time (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I got better slowly, as time went on and as I did some yoga exercises. It turned out that you couldn't treat it with medicine because the medicine for PCOS, which is steroids to balance your hormones, didn't work. I don't think it's a perfect idea at all. So, I used to have excruciating cramps because of this syndrome, and sometimes I still do. After I got rid of my PCOS, the only hacks I found were that you need strong core muscles to handle the pain of period cramps and that an old hack is to use a hot water bottle to ease the pain.

Taapsee Pannu's PCOS Struggle
Taapsee Pannu's PCOS Struggle

2. Yoga Poses for PCOS

I realized that the thyroid gland, the master gland responsible for triggering the operation of all the other glands, was the driving force behind everything. So, I began practicing Ujjayi Pranayama to ensure that my thyroid gland was operating at its optimal level. As a result, my other glands were properly stimulated, and over time, my PCOS issue faded away. Because what you eat and how much you exercise are both factors in your overall health, I backed up my yoga practice by making changes to my daily habits.

3. Importance of Normalizing Period Talks

To put it another way, it is not a criminal or a form of STD. It is a process that every woman goes through on a regular basis. It is a natural process, and it's not something you can choose to have or avoid. Talking about our reproductive system opens the door to discussing menstruation.

Taapsee Pannu is one of the fantastic female actors in the industry. She is known for her spectacular acting and blunt nature. It is beautiful how she came out and revealed her struggles with PCOS. Numerous ways can help you deal with PCOS. Taapsee Pannu has also shared some of the above. Follow them and feel better.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the Qualification of Taapsee Pannu?

She went to school at the Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar. She also went to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology to study Computer Science Engineering. 

2. What is the Age of Taapsee?

She is 34 years old as of today. She was born in 1987.