POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISORDER(PCOD)

graphic_the-most-common-symptoms-of-polycystic-ovary-syndromeWhat is PCOD?? PCOD is a condition where a woman doesn’t ovulate because the body is producing excess androgens and there is infertility.  Androgens are a group of hormones that include testosterone, DHEA-S and androstenedione. They are responsible for most PCOS symptoms, including infertility, acne, hirsutism, and male pattern balding. A blood test is needed to check the exact amounts present in the blood stream. Even a slight raised ratio in blood is an indicator to PCOS.

How can one detect whether the person is having PCOS or not?

  • Sign of high androgens in blood
  • Irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Cysts in ovaries
  • Weight gain

Usually PCOD needs a holistic approach in terms of diet, exercise, medications, yoga.

Diet: Diet of PCOD individuals usually lacks in proteins, Zinc, inositol, Vitamin D, omega-3. Correcting the diet and adding these important components to the diet may help individuals with the symptoms.

Exercise: Exercising and moving around rather then sedentary lifestyle helps to improve insulin sensitivity and helps with visceral fat.

Medications: Medications do come with their side-effects but in few case, medications are necessary to control the symptoms.

Yoga & Meditation: PCOD leads to anxiety & stress. Different Asanas of yoga have benefits for specific part of the body e.g; bhujangasana positively affects the ovaries and the uterus. While meditation helps to soothe the mind and de-stress the nerves.

Once PCOD subsides there would be reduction in mood swings, negative self & body image issue.

A Holistic lifestyle approach will help overcome the symptoms of PCOD.

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