PCOD (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

  • PCOD (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

    Posted by Divya Rajkumar  on October 7, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOD) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOD may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to release eggs regularly.

    PCOD can cause problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiometabolic risk factors, and appearance. Androgen excess can lead to acne, unwanted hair growth, and hair loss. Insulin resistance may worsen PCOD and also increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Women with PCOD are also at increased risk for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. There is no cure for PCOD, but treatments are available to help manage the symptoms. These include birth control pills, certain anti-androgens, insulin-sensitizing medications, and weight loss interventions. PCOD is a complex disorder that requires long-term management by a healthcare team.

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  • Gokul Thiyagarajan

    October 13, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    PCOS can cause various symptoms, including fertility problems, weight gain, acne, and excess hair growth. While there is no cure for PCOS, treatments are available to help manage the symptoms.

    Weight loss is often the first step in managing PCOS. Even a tiny amount of weight loss can help regulate hormone levels and menstrual cycles. Medications can also be used to treat PCOS symptoms. Birth control pills can help regulate hormone levels and reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Anti-androgens can help control excess hair growth and acne. Insulin-sensitizing drugs can help manage diabetes risk in women with PCOS.