PCOD or PCOS is a condition that affects women’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce progesterone and estrogen hormones that help in regulating the menstrual cycle and also produce small amount of hormones inhibin, relaxin, and male hormones called androgens. Almost 10% of women in the world is suffering from PCOD. In compare to PCOD women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.

What is PCOD Problem?

PCOD full form in medical – Polycystic Ovarian Disease PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a medical condition in which the woman ovaries produce immature or partially mature eggs in large numbers and over the time these become cysts in ovaries. Due to this ovaries become large and secrete large amount of male hormones (androgens) causing infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, hair loss and abnormal weight gain. PCOD can be controlled by diet and lifestyle modifications.

What is PCOS?

PCOS full form in medical – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a metabolic disorder in which the woman affected by hormonal imbalance in their reproductive years (between ages 12 and 51). Due to increase level of male hormones females might skip menstrual periods, have irregular ovulation making it hard to get pregnant, get abnormal hair growth on the body and face simultaneously it can lead to heart disease and diabetes in long term. PCOS is a serious medical condition, and it requires proper medical attention or surgical treatment.

Many women have PCOD / PCOS but they don’t know it. Group of symptoms that affects the ovulation and ovaries are:
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Increased levels of male hormones
  • Skipped or irregular periods

Causes of PCOS

Exactly how women get affected by PCOS is not known, however these are some significant factors:

  • Excess insulin production: excess insulin levels in body might increase androgen production (a male hormone which is very less in female) that causes difficulty with ovulation
  • Excess androgen production: The ovaries produce abnormally excess androgen hormones that can lead to acne and hirsutism (hair growth on the face and body)
  • Low-grade inflammation: As per the recent study, female with PCOS are having low-grade inflammation that causes increased level of androgen production which can lead to blood vessels or heart problem.
  • Heredity: Women with PCOS show certain genetics correlation
  • Complications of PCOS / PCOD problem

    Every woman will think what happen to their body when they have PCOD or PCOS. Having higher-than-normal androgen levels can affect your health. These are the complications of PCOS or PCOD problem that require medical attention:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility or hypertension Infertility
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Preterm labor and premature birth
  • Metabolic syndrome (risk for high blood sugar, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke)
  • Depression (Many women end up experiencing depression and anxiety due to unwanted hair growth and other symptoms)
  • Endometrial cancer (Due to thickened uterine lining)
  • Miscarriage (spontaneous loss of a pregnancy)
  • Treatment

    The following are includes into PCOS & PCOD Care Program :

  • Prakriti Analysis
  • Routine Management
  • Medicine & Yoga Recommendation.