PCOD / PCOS: Treatment
Are you suffering from PCOD/PCOS? Well, let’s find out what PCOD or PCOS is and how Mother Divine IVF & Fertility Clinics is the best PCOD/PCOS treatment Centre in Delhi.
PCOD / PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOD / PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that affects the ovaries of women in a reproductive age group i.e., 18-45 years. According to our experts at Mother Divine IVF & Fertility Clinics
approx. 10% of the women in the world are dealing with this condition which can be complex, chronic and disturbing.
Difference between PCOD and PCOS
PCOD is a general disorder and 10% of the world’s women population is affected by it.
In PCOD ovaries produce multiple immature or partially mature eggs which happen due to an unhealthy lifestyle, weight gain, stress/anxiety or hormonal imbalance in the body.
During PCOD fertility in women is not affected. A woman can still ovulate and conceive with little medical assistance.
PCOD doesn’t have any severe complications.
PCOS is a complicated condition and around 0.2%-2.5% of the world women population is affected by it.
PCOS is a more severe metabolic disorder than PCOD which can lead to anovulation where the ovaries stop releasing eggs.
PCOS can seriously affect fertility in a woman. A woman cannot ovulate regularly which makes it hard to conceive. If pregnant, there are always complications in their pregnancy like risk of miscarriage or premature birth, etc.
PCOS can have serious complications like heart diseases, high-blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and the chances of endometrial cancer in later stages.
Common Symptoms of PCOS / PCOD
- Infertility (Major)
- Irregular periods
- Absence or No periods
- Heavy or Painful Periods
- Skin darkening/ Dark patches (On the Neck, Groin or under the breasts area)
- Unwanted or Excessive facial and body hairs (mostly places where men tend to have hair)
- Severe Acne
- Obesity (Mostly due to weight gain during PCOS)
- Hair thinning
Why do you have to face these symptoms in PCOD / PCOS?
When insulin levels increase in a woman’s body it might increase Male hormones production (Androgen which is present in a very less quantity in females) which further causes difficulty with ovulation.
Women dealing with PCOD / PCOS have more androgens than normal. This increased level of androgen causes ovulatory dysfunction, alters the normal menstrual cycle, causes acne, and excessive hair growth and leads to obesity.
What are the Complications of PCOS?
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
- Miscarriage or Premature birth
- Anxiety, depression or low self-esteem (Mostly due to hair & weight issues)
- Eating disorders
- Sleep Apnea
- Metabolic syndrome-high blood sugar and risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
When To Visit a PCOD / PCOS Doctor?
If you are dealing with irregular periods, Infertility or having severe acne, excessive hair loss and excessive hair growth or obesity, you should consult your healthcare provider right away to avoid any future complications.
Reproduction is complicated and one should not risk it at any cost if you want to have kids in future and for your own health’s sake.
Here are a few Tests and Treatments our Infertility Experts might recommend:
- Eating and Lifestyle Changes for Weight Management
- Treatment for Abnormal Menstrual Pattern
- Conduct a Pelvic Exam to check reproductive organs for any abnormalities
- Blood tests to check hormone levels, etc
- Ultrasound to check Ovarian cysts, Uterus lining and Size of the Ovaries
- Treatment for Stress Management & Sleep Apnea
- Infertility Treatment
- Minimal Surgery if needed
- Regular follow-ups and Check-ups to maintain PCOD / PCOS and other complications caused by it