PCOD awareness month

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Losing only 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help control your monthly cycle and improve PCOS side effects.

     Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. PCOD is regarded as the typical endocrine problem among ladies between the age groups of 18 and 44. It can affect around 2% to 20% and this age group based on how it is defined. If a person is infertile on account of insufficient ovulation, PCOD is among the most prevalent cause. PCOD is a blend of hereditary as well as ecological factors. This hormone imbalance causes them to:

  • Skip menstrual periods
  • Cysts in the ovaries
  • High levels of male hormones


PCOD symptoms consist of:

  • Irregular or no menstrual periods
  • Severe menstrual periods
  • Unwanted facial hair
  • Acne breakouts
  • Pelvic ache
  • Trouble having a baby
  • Pockets of dense, darker, velvety skin


Related ailments consist of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Morbid obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart problems
  • Depression issues
  • Endometrial cancer


Medical diagnosis

Diagnosis of PCOD is founded on 2 of the following three investigations:

  • No ovulation
  • higher androgen levels
  • Ovarian cysts

Treatment for PCOD

PCOD does not have any cure but the treatment methods that would help are:

  • Changes in lifestyle - loss of weight as well as exercise
  • Birth control medications can help with enhancing the regularity of menstrual periods, excessive growth of hair, as well as acne
  • Metformin and also anti-androgens can also help
  • Regular acne breakouts treatment plans
  • Hair removal strategies might be used
  • Initiatives to enhance fertility consist of weight reduction, clomiphene, or metformin
  • In vitro fertilization is utilized by some in whom some other measures are not sufficient



Treatment for PCOS, as a rule, begins with a way of life changes like weight reduction, diet, and exercise.

Losing only 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help control your monthly cycle and improve PCOS side effects. Weight reduction can likewise improve cholesterol levels, lower insulin, and diminish coronary illness and diabetes chances. 

Any eating regimen that encourages you to get more fit can support your condition. Be that as it may, a few eating regimens may have points of interest over others. 

Studies contrasting eating regimens for PCOS have discovered that low-carbohydrate diets are compelling for both weight reduction and bringing down insulin levels. A low glycemic file (low-GI) diet that gets most sugars from natural products, vegetables, and entire grains manages the feminine cycle better than a standard weight reduction diet. 

A couple of studies have discovered that 30 minutes of moderate-power practice at any rate three days seven days can assist ladies with PCOS to get more fit. Shedding pounds with practice additionally improves ovulation and insulin levels.


Exercise is much more helpful when joined with a solid eating regimen. Diet in addition to practice encourages you to lose more weight than either intercession alone, and it brings down your dangers for diabetes and coronary illness. 

There is some proof that needle therapy can help with improving PCOS, however, more examination is required.


Regular treatments for PCOD

Anti-conception medication pills and different drugs can help direct the monthly cycle and treat PCOS indications like hair development and skin break out. 

  • Conception prevention

Taking estrogen and progestin every day can reestablish a typical hormone balance, control ovulation, assuage manifestations like abundance hair development, and secure against endometrial disease. These hormones arrive in a pill, fix, or vaginal ring. 

  • Metformin

Metformin (Glucophage, Fortamet) is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It likewise treats PCOS by improving insulin levels.

One examination found that taking metformin while making changes to slim down and exercise improves weight reduction, brings down glucose, and reestablishes an ordinary period superior to changes to consume fewer calories and exercise alone. 

  • Clomiphene

Clomiphene (Clomid) is a richness drug that can assist ladies with PCOS to get pregnant. Nonetheless, it builds the danger for twins and other various births. 

  • Hair removal medications

A couple of medicines can help dispose of undesirable hair or prevent it from developing. Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream is a professionally prescribed medication that eases back hair development. Laser hair expulsion and electrolysis can dispose of undesirable hair all over and body. 

  • Medical procedure

Medical procedure can be an alternative to improve fruitfulness if different therapies don't work. Ovarian drilling is a technique that makes small openings in the ovary with a laser or slim warmed needle to reestablish ordinary ovulation.


When to see a doctor

See your doctor if:

  • You’ve missed your periods and you are not pregnant.
  • You have symptoms of PCOS like hair growth on your face and body.
  • You’ve been trying to conceive for more than 12 months but haven’t been successful.
  • You have symptoms of diabetes, such as excessive thirst or hunger, blurred vision, or unexplained weight loss.

If you have PCOS, schedule regular visits with your primary care doctor. You’ll need regular tests to check for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other possible complications and get them treated.

Diet and aerobic exercise are two effective ways to lose weight which in turn makes PCOD absolutely treatable with lifestyle modifications, discipline, and control Medicines are an option if lifestyle changes don’t work. Women can definitely conceive well once the ovarian cysts reduce or vanish.

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Rabia Mistry Mulla

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