PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a medical condition in which the woman's ovaries produce immature or partially mature eggs in large numbers and over time these become cysts in the ovaries.
Due to this ovaries become large and secrete large amounts of male hormones (androgens) causing infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, hair loss, and abnormal weight gain. PCOD can be controlled by diet, medicines, and lifestyle modifications.
(PCOD- polycystic ovarian disease, PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Irregular periods: A lack of ovulation prevents the uterine lining from shedding every month. Some women with PCOS get fewer than eight periods a year or none at all.
Heavy bleeding: The uterine lining builds up for a longer period of time, so the periods you do get can be heavier than normal.
Hair growth (Hirsutism): More than 70 percent of women with this condition grow hair on their face and body — including on their back, belly, and chest.
Acne/pimples: Male hormones can make the skin oilier than usual and cause breakouts in areas like the face, chest, and upper back.
Weight gain: Up to 80 percent of women with PCOS are overweight or have obesity.
Male pattern baldness: Hair on the scalp gets thinner and may fall out.
Darkening of the skin: Dark patches of skin can form in body creases like those on the neck, in the groin, and under the breasts.
Headaches: Hormone changes can trigger headaches in some women.
Mood changes, Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, and poor body image Impact on quality of life.
The exact cause of PCOD/PCOS is unknown, but the following factors affect the development of PCOD/PCOS.
Family history: Women with PCOS are 50% more likely to have an immediate female relative – mother, aunt, sister, or daughter – with PCOS. Type 2 diabetes is also common in families of those with PCOS.
Insulin resistance: Around 85% of all women with PCOS have ‘insulin resistance’. If you are insulin resistant, your body’s cells stop responding normally to insulin
Weight & lifestyle: PCOD/PCOS can occur in both slender and overweight women. However, women with PCOS are at greater risk of being overweight or obese
Homeopathic treatment for PCOD/PCOS
Homeopathic medicines correct the hormonal imbalance & neutralize its negative effects.
The cysts dissolve gradually and can be checked in the next f/u after 3-6 months of starting the treatment by repeating the USG
The menstrual cycle gets regularized. Other complaints, including acne and hair growth on the face, are also taken care of.
It opens the possibility of becoming fertile in the future for women to bear pregnancy
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Frequently asked questions about PCOD
PCOD or PCOS which is more dangerous?
PCOS is more dangerous than PCOD. In this condition, the ovaries produce a higher quantity of the male hormone and this leads to the formation of more than ten follicular cysts in the ovary every month. This stops the release of the egg leading to anovulation and infertility, Diabetes, etc.
Can females have PCOD problems after marriage?
Post marriage, PCOD can trigger in women due to stress and lifestyle changes. In case of irregular periods consult a doctor to rule out the reason and for treatment and to avoid any complications in near future during pregnancy.
Can a woman get pregnant when she has PCOD? Yes, women with PCOD can get pregnant and complete pregnancy, this requires planning and follow-up consultation with the doctor to avoid any future complications.
How do Homeopathic medicines work for PCOS?
Homeopathy helps in managing PCOD by correcting the hormonal imbalance in the body. It balances the excess androgen production, thereby correcting the ovulatory cycles. Homeopathic medicines also treat the disorder symptomatically.
How to cure PCOD problems permanently?
PCOD is not a serious problem, but if it is untreated it turns into PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is a serious medical condition. Maintaining a healthy weight, diet, doing regular exercise, and being active with Homeopathic medicines can cure the PCOD problem and its underlying symptoms.
Can you have weight gain in PCOD / PCOS?
Yes, women can gain weight in PCOD problems or PCOS due to hormonal imbalance and increased levels of androgen male hormones. Weight gain patterns in women will also be like males developing belly fat in a higher percentage of body fat.