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What does PCOD mean?
In medical terms, “A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.”
But if you ask women having PCOD then they’ll definitely say “Struggling everyday with invisible illness”, is what PCOD actually means.
What are the causes & symptoms of PCOD?
Signs and symptoms of PCOD often develop around the time of the first menstrual period during puberty. Sometimes PCOD develops later, maybe in response to substantial weight gain.
- Excess insulin
- Low-grade inflammation
- Excess androgen
1. Menstrual: abnormal menstruation, absence of menstruation, heavy menstruation, irregular menstruation, short and light menstruation, or spotting
2. Weight: obesity, overweight, or weight gain
3. Also common: infertility, acne, dark patches of skin in folds and creases, depression, inappropriate male features, loss of scalp hair, oily skin, or unwanted hair
Mood swings are the worst symptom for most of the people not for the one who has PCOD but for others (as they make you believe).
The stress that people give you of how “BAD” you look can also be a reason!!
How can PCOD be treated?
PCOD treatment focuses on managing your individual concerns, such as infertility, hirsutism, acne or obesity. Specific treatment might involve:
1. Lifestyle Changes
Doctors generally recommend weight loss through a low-calorie diet combined with moderate exercise activities. Even a modest reduction in your weight might improve your condition.
A. To regulate menstrual cycle-
(a) Combination of birth control pills
(b) Progestin therapy
B. To reduce excessive hair growth-
(a) Birth control pills
Let yourself believe that you are fine, you don’t have any illness in your body and half of the treatment is done right for PCOD but make sure to combine it with the other half mentioned earlier!
Well, around 20% of women around the world have PCOD, and I am also one of them.
All I want to convey through this blog is that I know it’s hard to face this, to not react to weird comments that people make because of changes in your appearance but trust me you are fine the way you are. Make changes in your lifestyle not to impress anyone else but to believe in yourself that you are worth appreciating and worth loving.
Hi people, this is your favourite blogger FGW. I wanted to say that, this blog is written by a fellow blogger and an extremely talented writer Vidah . I am sure you have read her work before. If not, now is the time.
Actually, we were supposed to share this blog last month. But, certain circumstances thwart that idea. I really wanted to thank Vidah for writing this blog and for sharing her knowledge with me. You can enter her Magical world by clicking ⇾ here ⇽ ( or just by simply clicking her name).
Until next time, keep smiling.