Know about PCOD to Improve Your Journey of Life

pcod overview

What is Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)?

PCOD is a health condition in which women develop enlarged ovaries and small follicular cysts (diameter 0.5-1.0 cm). This results in the collection of eggs inside the ovary that cannot be released from the body. PCOD is also referred to as PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome).

Women with PCOD will have an imbalance in the reproductive system and hormones. The ovaries are susceptible to produce excess quantities of androgen that affects the development and release of eggs during ovulation.

Symptoms of PCOD

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Hirsutism
  • Skin troubles –oily skin, acne, and dandruff
  • Obesity
  • Darkening of skin

PCOD in UAE

PCOD is a prevalent condition amongst women across the world. However, most of us don’t know what is PCOD. In a recent survey conducted in UAE around 60% of Gulf women and 30% Indian women in UAE have PCOD. Doctors estimate thyroid and PCOD to be a fast-spreading epidemic.

Causes of PCOD

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Dietary habits
  • Exposure to pollution
  • Stress
  • Loss of work-life balance

Many women are struggling to overcome this disorder. Every woman should know some smart treatment options to deal with PCOD.

PCOD Remedies

Experts believe that early diagnosis of a disease can prevent health complications and treat the disease well in time. You can take certain steps to lower the chances of such health risks. The primary steps are exercising, eating healthy, and avoid smoking.

Following are PCOD problem solutions that you must try!

1. Lifestyle modification -

Most women with PCOD problem are obese. They should manage their weight by the following steps:

  • Limit sugar intake
  • Avoid junk food
  • Add whole grain food, fruits, and vegetables to your diet

2. Diet transformation -

PCOD diet allows you to limit the disease complications and keeps you healthy.

  • Include high amounts of fiber and proteins in your diet
  • Avoid sugar-laden foods like chocolates, cakes, aerated drinks, and processed breakfast cereals
  • Increase consumption of veggies to minimum 5 servings a day
  • Consume foodstuff rich in essential fatty acids - cold-water fish, avocados, olive oil, eggs, and raw nuts and seeds
  • Eat regularly! Eat healthy snacks!

3. Birth control pills -

Consult your gynecologist for birth pills (if you’re not planning a baby). These pills will help to:

  • Reduce the male hormone (androgen) levels
  • Clears acne
  • Regulates menstrual cycles

4. Medications -

These are given to control diabetes, hirsutism or enhance fertility:

  • Metformin
  • Aldactone
  • Clomiphene
  • Gonadotropins

5. Surgery -

Ovarian drilling is done to enhance ovulation.

To prevent the occurrence of PCOD women should note the early signs of PCOD. However, this is rarely possible. In most cases, PCOD remains asymptomatic until child-bearing time. Thus it’s important to go for a preventive medical checkup with PCOD diagnosis. Fill in the inquiry form for detailed information.

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