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About PCOD

Things you need to know

Things you need to know

- PCOD is a disease, and PCOS is a hormonal disorder, and both have similar effects on a female body
- There is no cure for PCOD/PCOS, but there are some healthy lifestyle changes that can suppress its effects
- Women with PCOS are more likely to have regular menstrual periods as they get older, thereby delaying their menopause

About PCOD

About PCOD

PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is an ovulatory disorder in which a woman’s ovaries fail to release eggs regularly as it develops multiple follicles, which develop into cysts in the ovaries over time. Women with PCOD and PCOS may emit more male hormones (androgens), resulting in infertility, irregular menstruation periods, hair loss, and abnormal weight gain. But patients can manage PCOD/PCOS with a few dietary and lifestyle changes.

Cause of PCOD/PCOS

Cause of PCOD/PCOS

Though the exact cause of PCOD still remains unknown, here are some possible causes.

Excess insulin production

An increase in insulin levels leads to an increase in androgen production (a male hormone) in women.

Family history 

There is a possibility of getting affected with PCOD if there is a history of PCOS/PCOD in your family. 

 Excess androgen production

Abnormal and excessive production of androgen by the ovaries can increase hair growth and acne on the face and body.

 Low-grade inflammation

Women with PCOS or PCOD have been found to have low-grade inflammation which induces polycystic ovaries to create androgens, which can cause heart and blood vessel problems.

Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS

Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS

Symptoms of PCOD

Diagnosis of PCOD/PCOS

Diagnosis of PCOD/PCOS

As there isn’t any definitive process to diagnose PCOD/PCOS, there are just a few possible ways to diagnose it. 

Treatment of PCOD

Treatment of PCOD

There isn’t any cure for PCOD/ PCOS. Therefore, PCOD problem treatment focuses on managing and changing the way of living.

PCOD Diet & lifestyle

PCOD Diet & lifestyle
FAQs
FAQs

Though PCOD and PCOS are both results of hormonal imbalance, PCOS is considered to be more severe.

A healthy lifestyle can help to reduce the effects of PCOD.

Irregular or missed periods are a sign of PCOD which can easily be detected at home.

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