Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is an illness that is rapidly becoming very common these days, especially among young women. However, awareness about this disease is still relatively low and, since the cause is a combination of lifestyle and genes, it is often not diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Therefore, educating ourselves about PCOD is crucial to helping those who are suffering from it.
What is PCOD/PCOS?
PCOD or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a relatively common hormonal disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age (usually between 15 to 44 years of age). Women who suffer from PCOD face issues like an irregular menstrual cycle, overproduction of male hormones (androgen) and formation of small collection of fluids (follicles) in the ovaries.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for PCOD since the cause of the disease is partly an inborn predisposition. However, its symptoms can be managed easily by making the correct lifestyle changes and If not treated it can cause insulin resistant diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol leading to heart disease.
What causes Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)?
What are its symptoms?
The most common symptoms of PCOD include:
If you think your symptoms match those of a PCOD patient, then make sure you visit a gynaecologist at the earliest to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.