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PCOD: Polycystic Ovarian Disease

PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is mostly caused by a combination of hormonal imbalance and genetic tendencies. For someone with this, the ovaries will often release either immature or only partially mature eggs, which can go on to develop into cysts. Whereas in a normal menstrual cycle the ovaries release mature eggs alternatively each month which are ready to be fertilized.

Symptoms of PCOD:

  • Irregular or unpredictable menstrual periods
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Excess body hair
  • Acne
  • Hair loss or male pattern baldness
  • Difficulty in getting pregnant
  • Obesity
  • Acanthosis nigricans is a condition of dark skin patches around the neck, underarms, and inner thighs.
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression

Treatments for PCOD:


There are several combinations of medicines available to combat the symptoms of this. Change in diet: A healthy diet for women suffering from this helps wonders in the treatment of PCOD. Diet enriched with proteins and healthy fats help to maintain a healthy menstrual cycle and improves skin-related issues.

Exercise and yoga :

Exercise helps women suffering from PCOD decrease their weight. As the major symptom of PCOD is obesity, therefore maintaining the ideal weight for women is very important. Daily 10,000 steps of walking help to maintain the metabolism and menstruation.

Women dealing with pods also suffer from mental health issues. It’s very essential to keep their mental health in check. Yoga helps in the release of endorphins, hormones responsible for reducing stress and elevating mood.

PCOD is a disorder that has become very common nowadays in women because of their sedentary lifestyle and adulteration of food products. It can’t be cured completely but its symptoms can be treated by treating the root cause with proper diet and medications.