Health

PCOD – How much do you know about it

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?

  1. 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.

  1. Facial hair:

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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.

  1. 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.

  1. Weight gain:

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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).

  1. 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!

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Say NO to #IrregularPeriods

Have you been shedding blood for no reason? Do people notice your mood swings too regularly? Been noticing unexpected tenderness in your breasts? And yah do you feel those painful cramps? Well, honey if your answer to these questions is ‘yes’, you have got irregular periods. Does it sound like a bad news? Not really, because if you are reading this on iChhori, you have come to the right place. As usual, relax and read on

What is an irregular period?   

A normal menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, plus or minus seven days. Menstrual bleeding is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days. Missed, early, or late periods are also considered signs of an irregular cycle.

Reasons for Irregular Periods:

Having irregular periods is not uncommon. The main cause for missing your period is the pregnancy. So if you miss your periods any month, you got to check whether its hormonal problem or it’s the baby on the way. There could be many reasons for irregular periods ranging from bad lifestyle habits to something that requires treatment. In teenage, your body goes through hormonal changes and body takes time to find its balance. Hence, it’s normal to have an irregular period during adolescence.

The most common reasons for irregular periods include:

  • Hormonal problems such as  thyroid malfunctions
  • Drugs like birth-control pills can affect the frequency and / or intensity of menstruation
  • Problems with the pelvic organs such as polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss; extreme thinness and obesity both cause the menstrual cycle to become irregular or even to disappear
  • Travel
  • Breastfeeding
  • Over-exercising: If you’re an athlete and train very hard, you may stop menstruating because your body wants to survive and save energy and menstruation requires energy

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If your irregular periods are not because of something which needs treatment by a doctor, we can suggest some simple home/Ayurveda remedies ways to get your periods back on track:

GINGER 

We all know that ginger has good medicinal properties in it. It is beneficial in regulating irregular periods.

Boiling a half teaspoon of ginger in water for 5 min and adding sugar to it can be a perfect medication for periods. You should have it on regular basis for a month or so to make your periods come on time.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is called a wonder herb. It helps in treating the menses naturally without making you take those high doses of allopathic medicines.

Extracting the fresh Aloe Vera and mixing it with honey can get rid of irregular periods if you consume it before breakfast as a daily routine.

Unripe Papaya

if you are a lazy chhori and don’t even bother to mix some ingredients together, you can drop in at a nearest fruit stall and pick yourself up an unripe papaya. You can eat it just like any other fruit. Unripe papaya is a herbal emmenagogue, it stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is known to stimulate menstrual flow when menstruation is absent for reasons other than pregnancy, such as hormonal disorders or conditions like oligomenorrhea (light menses).

Turmeric

A glass of turmeric milk can heal the painful cramps during the period days. Regular intake of turmeric milk, especially before going to bed will help a lot during your periods.

These are easy to adopt remedies, which can help you smile more often when you have your periods.

Before we close it in here, let’s leave you with one piece of important information from iChhori-

If you do not have your periods for months for any reason, do not think that you cannot get pregnant because you are missing your periods, you can get pregnant! So better be careful and if required, consult the doctor!

 

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