PCOD or PCOS is another very common issues. It is mostly seen in females who are over weight or obese. This is clear indication that PCOD or PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) is also a lifestyle disease and can adversely affect your life in many ways. The main problems that a female with PCOD or PCOS faces is facial hair growth, weight issues and problem in concieving. A Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a problem caused by hormonal imbalance in women. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it isn't treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts in their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovarian syndrome. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormonal imbalance.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems. Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production. Often, the job of one hormone is to signal the release of another hormone. For reasons that are not well understood, in PCOS the hormones get out of balance. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another. For example: The sex hormones get out of balance. Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may cause you to stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair. The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn't use insulin well, blood sugar levels go up. Over time, this increases your chance of getting diabetes.
Symptoms of PCOD - Symptoms tend to be mild at first. You may have only a few symptoms or a lot of them. The most common symptoms are:
Weight gain and trouble losing weight
Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back
Thinning hair on the scalp
Irregular periods - Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have - very heavy bleeding
Fertility problems - Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant(infertility)
Treatment Options for PCOD PCOD needs more of life style management than any medication. Following can help reduce the effects of PCOD:
Regular exercise, healthy foods, and weight control are the key treatments for PCOS. Treatment can reduce unpleasant symptoms and help prevent long-term health problems. Try to fit in moderate activity and/or vigorous activity often. Walking is a great exercise that most people can do.
Eat heart-healthy foods. This includes lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains. It limits foods that are high in saturated fat, such as meats, cheeses, and fried foods.
If you smoke, consider quitting. Women who smoke have higher androgen levels that may contribute to PCOS symptoms. Your doctor may also prescribe birth control pills to reduce symptoms, metformin to help you have regular menstrual cycles, or fertility medicines if you are having trouble getting pregnant.
Dr Balvin Kaur Ghai at Medisyn Clinic on Landran Road and IVY Hospital Mohali is one of the best doctors for the treatment of PCOD or PCOS problem. With Dr Balvin at Medisyn Clinic and IVY Hospital Mohali, treatment starts with understanding the problem and that is what Dr Balvin Kaur does during her first consultation at Medisyn Clinic on Landran Road and IVY Hospital in Mohali. The consultation and counseling is followed by some hormonal tests and ultrasound, if not done earlier to find any issues there. The cost of pcod treatment would be that of investigations and medication. As mentioned above the treatment for PCOD is largely based on lifestyle modification and certain medication. Females who notice facial hair growth and keep visiting laser clinics for removal should ideally check for PCOD first.
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