What are the sign, symptoms and causes of PCOD?
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels result in physical signs, such as excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), and occasionally severe acne and male pattern baldness. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
This is probably the main cause behind a hormonal imbalance in the body where eggs fail to move out of the ovary and follicles start taking space in an immature state.
PCOD varies from person to person. This condition is accountable for numerous internal and external influences. Several women suffer from anxiety and stress. Modern lifestyles have seen enormous changes in health and food. Through busy schedules, people have been victims of smoking and drinking. This has further escalated the problem of diabetes and cholesterol in our bodies. The presence of PCOD has changed the human body's hormonal cycle. This is a common condition for all women at a young age.
- Irregular or no menstrual periods
- Heavy bleeding (Menorrhagia)
- Lack of ovulation that may cause infertility problems
- Obesity, especially in the abdomen and upper body
- Persistent acne and oily skin
- Hair growth on the abdomen, face, arms, and chest
Common Causes of PCOS syndrome:
The cause of PCOD is still unknown. However, PCOD can also be associated with low inflammation, an excess of insulin, the synthesis of large quantities of male hormones (hyperandrogenism), and heredity. Included in PCOD are also early age of menarche, unhealthy lifestyle and pollution are some of the contributing factor of PCOD.
Homeopathy treatment for PCOD: