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PCOD Symptoms – About, Effects and Cure

PCOD Symptoms – About, Effects and Cure

What is PCOD ?

Polycystic ovary Disorder (PCOD) is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women of reproductive age. PCOD is a common diagnosis in women presenting with infertility. It becomes imperative to understand PCOD symptoms, its effects and cure. In this article we will share what one should do once PCOD symptoms start appearing and how PCOD cure can be done naturally by following a proper treatment plan.

PCOD stands for Polycystic ovary disorder and it is same as PCOS from patients’ perspective.

Understanding the PCOD symptoms

Some of the PCOD symptoms are.

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Excessive body or facial hair
  • Many cysts in ovaries (Poly cysts)
  • Hormonal Imbalance

Just because you have these symptoms does not mean you have PCOD. Rotterdam Criteria (reference below) is a standard criterion to determine if a woman has PCOD. Your doctor will assess you and determine if you have PCOD based on the combination of PCOD symptoms and results of some lab and radiology tests.

Typically, these symptoms are manifestations of one under lying problem, that is Hormonal Imbalance. PCOD Symptoms occur when certain hormones like Testosterone, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone),  Lutenising Hormone (LH), Androgens are not in balance in women body. This can happen because of multiple reasons like genetics, lifestyle issues etc., You can learn more about basics of PCOD in our guide.

PCOD Cure – Why treating PCOD matters ?

There is no cure for PCOD but one can manage it successfully. Managing means getting hormones balanced, regularizing periods without any medicines and having a worry free life. Untreated PCOD has a very negative long-term impact on women’s life. Some of the effects are.

  • Infertility
  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism or thyroid disorder
  • Obesity / Weight gain leading to high cholesterol levels etc.,

The good news is, PCOD cure can be done naturally with right treatment plan. With the right medication, diet and lifestyle change, PCOD can be brought under control and can be maintained without it causing any future health issues.

What should you do next ?

If you have any of the PCOD symptoms you can consult your gynaecologist or you can reach out to us to get an assessment to see if you have PCOD. It is important to note that earlier you can take action easier it is to treat PCOD.

If there is one take away – PCOD is hormonal imbalance issue which can be controlled with lifestyle changes. Once brought under control, it does not impact your infertility (you can have a happily married life and kids), and it will not have any long-term health issues. Treating early is the key.

You can learn more about how Ayurveda can provide natural cure for PCOD here – https://www.fabjoys.com/pcos-cure-with-ayurveda

Also read our free PCOD guide to get answers for more questions you may have on PCOD – https://www.fabjoys.com/pcod-pcos-guide-download

 

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