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Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD is a common condition and 5% to 10% of women in the age of 12 to 45 years undergo this condition. PCOD occurs when the ovaries release a lot of partially mature or immature eggs. These eggs eventually turn into cysts; fluid filled sacs.

The pituitary gland (pea-sized organ) secretes increased levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) which hampers the menstrual cycle resulting in infertility or failure of ovulation and the pancreas secrete abnormally high levels of insulin resulting in the production of testosterone (male sex hormone) resulting in PCOD.

Some common signs and symptoms include acne, history of irregular menstrual cycle, infertility, weight gain, mood swings, thinning hair or excessive hair growth on face, chest or back.

This condition can cause havoc with a woman’s fertility and her body. PCOD is a condition developed by the imbalance of hormones. Here are some other causes.

  1. Genetic

  2. Unhealthy lifestyle - skipping meals / insufficient healthy calorie intake, not having enough sleep

  3. Obesity

  4. Sitting for long hours, no movement or exercise

  • Due to reduced movement, the ligaments and muscles around the lower back tighten. This affects the tissues and cross-ligaments of the abdomen which in turn hinder movement and functioning of the ovaries

Like with any other health condition, there are health risks associated with PCOD. These include, Type 2 diabetes, Heart disease, Increase BP, Cholesterol abnormalities, Osteoporosis and Endometrial cancer.

Health tips

  1. Drink fenugreek soaked water/ cinnamon water

  2. Avoid process food, animal derive food, have sufficient healthy calorie intake

  3. Sleep well in the night

  4. Take supplements - vit D, calcium, magnesium and chromium

  5. Avoid long sitting hours, stretch or keep moving (exercise daily) butterfly asan, bhujangasana, Nadi shodan pranayam, spinal twist

  6. Do breath work to release stress

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