I was a normal girl who had all sorted in life, just before I realized that I have some issue with my periods, which the doctors named it as PCOD with love. After going through a couple of ultrasounds, the doctor could find out that I have PCOD. This was a very strange and stressful thing that I or my mother had heard of. I was really worried and wanted to know all about this problem so that I could get it cured at the earliest, but my hope for relief was shattered when the doctor told me that it has no cure and it can only be controlled through proper prescription and discipline. Can you imagine what all could be running down my spine after hearing these words of my doctor. I was really worried and I asked my doctor about the cause of PCOD and she told me that there is no particular cause/reason for PCOD. It rather can happen to any chhori these days because of change in the lifestyle. As I had no knowledge about the issue, I decided to let other females know all about PCOD.
What is PCOD?
Patients suffering from the polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) have multiple small cysts in their ovaries (the word poly means many). These cysts occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are changed and irregularly. The ovary is enlarged, and it produces excessive amounts of androgen and estrogenic hormones. This excess, along with the absence of ovulation, may cause infertility. Other names for PCOD are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
There are many different variations from one PCOD patient to another.
What are the symptoms?
- Your periods are irregular:
This is a major call FOR A RUN TO GYNO. Missing your periods or a long run of periods can be a major issue and you should not sit back. Irregular periods are the most common symptom of PCOD.
- Facial hair:
Many females have a problem with a lot of facial hair, not just facial hair, but at times it’s a lot of body hair also. Having hairs on the upper lips, lower lips, hair on the face, thick hair on hands and legs. All this can happen due to the presence of excess male hormone in the body.
- ACNE problem:
If you notice sudden rise in the acne on your face and body, it just might have some connection with PCOD. It becomes very difficult to get rid of acne once you start getting them.
- Weight gain:
If you have gained or lost a lot of weight during a short period of time, then it can be pcod. People with pcod generally have an increase in weight here and there. The weight of the body increases and the tyres of the body pop out (fat around waist).
- Hair loss from wanted areas:
You start losing hair from the areas you want your hair to grow on. Another issue is that you start loosing hair from the areas where you don’t want hair to grow on.
PCOD is a problem, but being with it and still loving yourself is an art which you should acquire and live a happy life without worrying too much about it. Hope this will help you understand PCOD better!