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PCOD

Polycystic ovary disorder or PCOD is a condition in which a woman’s ovaries release large numbers of partially or immature eggs. These eggs accumulate at one place and give rise to the production of cysts. In this condition, the ovaries get enlarged in size and hormonal imbalance occurs. The ovaries start secreting large amounts of androgens due to which severe symptoms are seen. To know more about the condition, contact a gynaecology hospital near you.

What are the symptoms of PCOD?

  • Increased growth of facial and body hair due to the secretion of excess amount of male sex hormone
  • Male pattern baldness due to an imbalance in hormone
  • Irregular periods due to the abnormality in egg maturity and release from the ovary
  • Difficulty in getting pregnant due to irregular ovulation
  • Increased hair loss or thinning of hair due to increased male hormone production in the body
  • Increased acne/pimples due to hormonal imbalance
  • Weight gain

What are the causes of PCOD?

  • Family history - One of the main causes of getting PCOD is that your family already has a history of PCOD or a similar condition. Nowadays, this condition is 50 per cent based on your genes.
  • Insulin resistance - If you have a problem with insulin metabolism, you are more likely to develop PCOS because 70 percent of women who are detected with the disorder have some kind of insulin resistance.
  • Inflammation - Women with inflammation develop abnormalities related to hormones in the body. This in turn results in increased secretion of androgens.
  • Weight - Overweight women are more prone to falling prey to PCOD.
  • Lifestyle - Due to lifestyle changes, women are often suffering from PCOD. The number of people suffering from PCOD has significantly increased in the past few years due to lifestyle changes. Stress and decreased physical activity increase the chances of PCOD.
  • Environment - Many environmental factors contribute to causing hormonal disturbances which eventually lead to stress, weight gain and hence, PCOD. 

When do you need to see a doctor?

If your periods are not regular, you notice excess growth of facial and body hair, suffer lower abdominal pain and suddenly gain weight, you should immediately visit a gynaecology hospital near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risk factors for PCOD?

  • Overweight
  • Genetic pattern
  • Stress
  • Environment
  • Lack of physical activities

What are the possible complications of PCOD?

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression and other mental disorders
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Untreatable acne
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Chronic liver inflammation

How can you treat PCOD?

  • Medication
    • Progestin and estrogen combination therapy
    • Progestin therapy
    • Ovulation medication
    • Birth control pills
  • Surgery
    • Immature follicle treatment
    • Laparoscopic ovarian drilling
    • Cyst removal surgery
  • Diet control
    • Consume food rich in nutrients
    • Avoid junk food
    • Avoid fat/carbohydrate diet
  • Exercise
    • Strength training
    • Interval training
    • High-Intensity interval training (HIIT)
    • Cardiovascular workouts
    • Mind-body exercises

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment

Conclusion

The disorder can be easily prevented if you exercise or perform any physical activity to keep your body fit. If metabolism is stable, the chances of you having PCOD decreases significantly. So, maintain a healthy body weight and avoid eating fatty and carbohydrate-rich food on a regular basis.

References

https://healthlibrary.askapollo.com/what-is-pcod-causes-symptoms-treatment/

https://www.apollocradle.com/what-is-difference-between-pcod-vs-pcos/

I am suffering from PCOD, so does that mean I will never get pregnant?

No, It doesn't mean that you will never get pregnant. Not everyone faces difficulty getting pregnant with PCOD and you can get treated for it. To know more about the disorder, visit your nearest gynaecology hospital.

If I lose weight, will it cure my PCOD?

It might or might not cure your condition. Losing weight will definitely have a lot of benefits but your PCOD depends on which factor triggered the condition. To know more about the symptoms and treatment of PCOD, contact your nearest gynaecologist.

Is it possible to get PCOD again after getting treated once?

Currently, there is no permanent cure but you can treat the symptoms. It does not go away and there is a possibility of suffering similar symptoms even after getting treated.

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