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PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder) is a
problem caused due to endocrine hormonal disbalance in women. The ovarian cyst
develops which is a fluid-filled sac in or on an ovary. Such cysts are
relatively common, are usually non-cancerous, and frequently disappear on their
own. Cancerous cysts are more likely to occur in women over 40. Ovarian cysts
may cause pain, pressure, a dull ache, or fullness in the abdomen; pain during
sexual intercourse; delayed, painful, or irregular menstrual periods; abrupt
onset of sharp pain in the lower abdomen; and vaginal bleeding. Most ovarian
cysts require no treatment, but larger ones (more than 5 cm or 2 in.) may be
The Rehabilitation Centre in New Delhi
and also the Addiction
Treatment Centre in New Delhi speaks about PCOS stating that it is
common but an extremely variable condition in which there is an excessive
secretion of a hormone known as a luteinizing hormone ( from the pituitary
gland of the brain) which causes ovaries to make an extra amount of male
hormones (testosterone) which in turns result in irregular periods, acne, and
excessive hair growth in various parts of the body. The incidence in India
ranges between 9-36%.
Centre in New Delhi states that if left untreated it can lead to long
term consequences which are diabetes, high blood cholesterol level and even
uterus cancer. Pcos is a major cause of infertility in women. The exact cause
of PCOS is unknown however it is found to run in families. Classically it was
primarily described as infertility disorder or a cosmetic annoyance but now we
know that it also has a metabolic disorder and a serious long-term health
concern. Some don't show any sign of disorder until later in life and many
don't receive a diagnosis until they are struggling to get pregnant. PCOS
occurs when a woman doesn't ovulate, which causes disruption in the normal
cyclic interrelationship of hormones, brain, and ovaries.
● Woman with PCOS gain weight easily
● Rapid mood swings
● Struggle with depression
● Cystic acne
● Excessive hair growth over lips, chin and
lower abdomen is known as hirsutism.
● The male balding pattern is observed due to an
elevated testosterone level in the female.
● Sometimes you can't think properly and getting
through the day is a huge achievement in the light of exhaustion that you feel.
● Insulin resistance
Ways to keep pcos in control
Well, there is no cure for PCOS but we can
build a healthy lifestyle to keep symptoms of pcos in check.
1. Regular exercise is key in dealing with this
issue as it helps to keep insulin resistance at bay. It also helps in reducing
body weight, the frequency of ovulation and cholesterol
2. Your doctor can provide treatment for symptoms
such as acne, hair growth, and increased blood sugar level.
3. Fertility issues can be solved with proper
4. Losing body weight can help as it maintains
your overall health by increasing the frequency of ovulation.
control pills regulate periods and improve excess hair growth and acne by
lowering androgen levels and protecting the endometrium (inner lining of the
uterus) against abnormal cell growth. Older types of birth control pills have a
lower risk for dangerous blood clots and are preferable over new types of birth
is prescribed by doctors for pcos patients however it is approved by the FDA.
Metformin is a medicine that makes the body more sensitive to insulin. This can
help lower elevated blood glucose levels, insulin levels, and androgen levels.
People who use metformin may lose some weight as well. Metformin can improve
menstrual patterns, but metformin doesn’t help as much for unwanted excess
Conventional medicine believes that a healthy
lifestyle can suppress the symptoms as there is no permanent cure while
homeopathy has been providing a permanent cure from the last 2 centuries.