Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), also known as Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 5% to 10% of women in the age group 12–45 years. It is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with menstrual periods and make it difficult for her to conceive. The principal features include no ovulation, irregular periods, acne and hirsuitism. If not treated it can cause insulin resistant diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol leading to heart disease.
Common symptoms of PCOD/PCOS include:
• Weight gain and trouble losing weight
• Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker, darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
• Thinning hair on the scalp
• Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods others have very heavy bleeding
• Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility)
• Increased risk of endometrial cancer
• Infertility (early treatment of polycystic ovary disease can help prevent infertility or increase the chance of having a healthy pregnancy)
• Obesity-related (BMI over 30 and waist circumference greater than 35) conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes
• Possible increased risk of breast cancer
1. Insulin-resistant PCOS
This is the most common type of PCOS. This type of PCOS is caused by smoking, sugar, pollution and trans fat. In this, high levels of insulin prevent ovulation and trigger the ovaries to create testosterone.
If you have been told by your doctor that you are a diabetic on borderline and your glucose tolerance test was not normal. If you have increased levels of insulin and you are overweight, then you might be one having insulin resistance PCOD.
TIP- QUIT SUGAR! just shun the sugar, it should be your first step. A little amount of sugar is healthy but by taking it in large quantities you are contributing to the insulin resistance. To prevent insulin resistance PCOS you can take inositol. A period of almost six to nine months is needed to improve from this type of PCOS as it is a slow process.
This type is the second most common PCOS. It gets developed due to the birth control pills which suppress ovulation. For most of the women, these effects do not last long and they resume ovulating after the effect of the pill is over. But some women do not resume with ovulating for months and years even after the effects of pills get over. During that time women should consult the doctor.
If you experience regular and normal periods before starting with the pills then this might be a sign of Pill-induced PCOS. Or if your levels of LH are increased in the blood test then this could be a sign too.
In PCOS due to inflammation, ovulation is prevented, hormones get imbalanced and androgens are produced. Inflammation is caused due to stress, toxins of environment and inflammatory dietary like gluten.
If you have symptoms such as headaches, infections or skin allergies and your blood tests show that you are deficient of vitamin D, your blood count is not normal, increased levels of thyroid then you might be one having inflammatory PCOS.
TIP- DON’T TAKE STRESS! Stop consuming inflammatory foods like dairy products, sugar or wheat. Start taking supplements of magnesium as it has anti-inflammatory effects. The process of improvement takes about nine months as it is a slow process.
This is a simpler form of PCOS, once the cause is addressed then it takes about three to four months to get resolved. Causes of Hidden PCOS: Thyroid disease, deficiency of iodine (ovaries need iodine), vegetarian diet ( it makes you zinc deficient and the ovaries need zinc) and artificial sweeteners.
If you are already done with numerous natural treatments for PCOS and nothing seems like working then consult the doctor and gather more information about it
70% individuals having PCOD are a victim of infertility, the only solution is CORRECT DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS, designed by ALFA WELLNESS. With our diet and and weight loss program there are no complications and no issues in concieving.
Gynacologists provide only extra hormones as a treatment option which shall increase weight and is not a permanent cure for PCOD. in today's times, with the rapid grwoth of IVF and Test Tube babies which result in huge cash flow for doctors but is ultimately a result of PCOD and obesity.
Thus the only cure for PCOD is corrrect diet and proper weight loss only at ALFA WELLNESS
PCOD is a disease of females which occurs during reproductive age. It has fluid filled capsulated structure called cyst within the ovaries with symmetrically enlarged ovaries. Multiple follicles are accumulated without ovulation in the ovaries. Over the period of many months, as ovum is not thrown out with menses, it remains in the ovaries and fluid collection starts around it which turns into cysts.