About PCOD Treatment

FAQs about PCOD Treatment

1. What causes PCOD?

The exact cause of PCOD is unknown, with a variety of factors that work together to attribute to the issue. Some factors that could cause PCOD are insulin resistance, excess androgens, or irregular menstruation.

2. What are the signs of PCOD?

Some of the common signs of PCOD are irregular menstruation, obesity, excess facial hair, hair thinning, infertility, and acne, among others.

3. What is insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance is a condition caused due to the body’s inability to respond to the effects of insulin, due to which the level of glucose in the blood increases, causing the blood to produce more insulin to make up for the inadequacy. This can lead to diabetes and PCOD.

4. What are the health risks for women diagnosed with PCOD?

PCOD is a progressive condition that gets worse if not kept in control. It affects not only the reproductive system, but the whole body, causing issues such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Due to the thickened endometrial lining in women with PCOD, the risk of endometrial cancer is increased as well.

5. Is there a cure for PCOD?

PCOD has no cure. However, it can be kept in control, in order to minimize the health risks caused by the condition. There are various medications, as well as lifestyle and dietary changes that can manage PCOD and hormone levels in the body.

6. What does irregular menstruation lead to?

An irregular menstrual cycle leads to delay or absence of the release of eggs by the ovaries, due to the formation of cysts on them. This causes fertility problems in many women.

7. Is PCOD a genetic condition?

PCOD has a slight genetic component, which could put the following generations of women with PCOD at an increased risk of developing the condition. However, there is no guarantee of them developing PCOD

8. Do birth control pills treat PCOD?

Birth control pills can help women with PCOD get pregnant, as they regulate the menstrual cycle and allow for a controlled release of hormones. They also help in preventing endometrial cancer.

9. How can women with PCOD get pregnant?

Women with PCOD typically face fertility problems, making them have to put in maximum efforts in the form of lifestyle and dietary changes in order to lose weight and control the hormones in the body to get pregnant. Fertility treatments have shown to have tremendous success in helping women with PCOD become mothers.

10. Will getting rid of my ovaries help cure PCOD?

Though removing your ovaries can help lessen the symptoms of PCOD, there is no definite cure to the condition. Removing the ovaries does not guarantee that your hormone levels will automatically be in control and treat PCOD effectively.

In case you have any further questions about PCOD, email us on drmanisha2910@gmail.com or call 8605912013 to get your queries resolved.

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