In this modern era, everyone is worried about their looks and appearance, especially women. Women are mainly worried about their multiple pimples, weight and acne that affect their beauty.

When you notice some sudden changes in their body such as excessive weight gain, irregular periods, unusual growth of body hair, acne or oily skin, there could be some underlying condition. One of the reasons could be PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). Consider contacting a doctor to understand the reasons.

What is PCOD?

PCOD is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance in women due to which the matured eggs combine and forms cysts. One out of ten women would suffer from PCOD. It affects the normal functioning of the reproductive system and causes serious health problems.

Common symptoms of PCOD include:

  • Irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance
  • Few women could have heavy bleeding during periods
  • Women with PCOD have ovaries that produce high amounts of androgens, which lead to excessive facial hair growth.
  • Infertility due to production of high levels of male hormones
  • Women would also experience mood swings due to hormonal imbalance
  • Women with PCOD will be depressed very easily
  • Acne growth due to hormonal changes
  • Skin or face appears oily
  • Sudden weight gain due to excessive production of insulin levels
  • Excessive hair fall than usual

If PCOD left untreated, it could cause serious health issues. So, if your body is showing off any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with a doctor.

Treatment for PCOD

There is no permanent cure for PCOD. But, its symptoms can be controlled by following a healthy lifestyle.

Diet: Weight management can help control PCOD. So, women with PCOD should maintain a healthy diet to regulate the weight. They should reduce the consumption of carbohydrates and sugars and should consume food that is rich in proteins and fibres. Women with PCOD should avoid dairy products and should consume green leafy vegetables.

Regular exercise: Along with proper diet, performing exercises such as walking, yoga, meditation also helps to regulate the symptoms of PCOD.

Medications: The doctor would suggest few medications to deal with menstrual cycle, stress, hair loss, hormonal imbalance and for insulin resistance. Birth control pills work well to regulate the menstrual cycle, hair loss and acne.

Surgery: If any of the above measures do not work to treat PCOD, doctors would suggest undergoing surgery. Doctors would opt for surgery to restore ovulation. A laparoscopic procedure will be performed to drill small holes in the ovary. Surgery also removes abnormal ovarian tissues that cause problems.

The surgery would not be safe for every patient and should discuss with a doctor before deciding for surgery.

Visit Angels Fertility Center for Effective PCOD Treatment

Angels Fertility Center has a dedicated team of doctors who specialise in treating different hormonal diseases. They would help in deciding your diet plan, workout, exercise and medication required to regulate the symptoms of PCOD.