What is PCOD/PCOS? What is the reason of PCOD?

PCOD/PCOS is characterized by multiple small cysts in the ovaries. It makes the ovary enlarged and lead to excessive production of androgen and estrogen hormones causing various bodily issues.

What is the difference between PCOD and PCOS?

PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) has taken the world of women by storm. It is a major ailment concerning a huge chunk of young females.
PCOD strikes mostly at an early age, therefore, a substantial number of young adults go through this problem.This is a common endocrine disorder of unknown etiology, affecting 5-10% of women of reproductive age.The average age group suffering from PCOD varies between 18 and 45 years. It is important for the youth to understand this disease at its onset, along with the causes and implications in the future.

Causes of PCOD

The cause of PCOD is still unknown. However, the association of PCOD with low-grade inflammation, excess insulin, production of male hormones (Hyperparathyroidism) in high quantity and genetics can be found. Also, early age of menarche, unhealthy lifestyle and pollution are some of the contributing factors of PCOD.

Normally, the ovaries make female sex men hormones and a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgen). These help regulate the normal development of eggs in the ovaries during each menstrual cycle.

Poly cystic ovary syndrome is related to an imbalance in these sex hormones. In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgen. This causes patients to stop ovulating, get pimples and grow extra facial and body hair.

Follicles are sacs within the ovaries that contain eggs. Normally, one or more eggs are released during each menstrual cycle. This is called ovulation.

In poly cystic ovary syndrome, the eggs in these follicles do not mature and are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary, hence the name poly cystic ovaries.

PCOS seems to run in families, so the chance of having it is higher if other women in the family have PCOS, irregular periods, or diabetes

Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS

Symptoms of PCOS

Irregular periods, occurring every 2 to 3 months. 

Heavy bleeding (Menorrhagia)

Unusual body and facial hair growth (hirsutism)

Stubborn acne that refuses to heal with the usual treatments. This is due to excess peripheral androgen.

Uncontrolled weight gain around the waist area especially

Pigmentation or darkening of the skin around the neck region (Acanthosis nigricans)


Male-pattern baldness



Weight gain and trouble losing weight

Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker, darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.

Thinning hair on the scalp

Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods others have very heavy bleeding

Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility)

What lifestyle modifications could be beneficial for women with PCOS/PCOD?

Some lifestyle modifications that can help in reducing the effects of PCOS/PCOD 

Maintenance of a healthy weight: Weight loss can lower insulin and androgen levels and may restore ovulation.

Diet management and limitation in consumption of carbohydrates: High-carbohydrate and low-fat diets may increase insulin levels.

Exercise regularly: Exercise helps lower blood sugar levels and control body weight.

Many women have PCOD / PCOS

But they don’t know it.

PCOD affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone -hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle.

The ovaries also produce a small amount of male hormones called androgen.

Group of symptoms that affects the ovaries and ovulation. Its three main features are:

Cysts in the ovaries

High levels of male hormones

Irregular or skipped periods

What happen to your body when you have PCOD?


Metabolic Syndrome: more than eighty percent of women with PCOD are overweight; this coupled with PCOD leads to higher blood sugar and blood pressure, lower HDL and higher LDL
All these factors together are called metabolic syndrome.
The chances of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and stroke are higher due to these. 

Sleep apnea (More common in women who are overweight, causes repeated pauses in breathing during the night, which interrupt sleep)

Endometrial cancer (Due to thickened uterine lining)

Depression (Many women end up experiencing depression and anxiety due to unwanted hair growth and other symptoms)


There is no cure for poly cystic ovarian disease.It can only be controlled by lifestyle management.It can be controlled (but not completely cured) by a multidisciplinary approach involving the gynecologist, dietitian, dermatologist, endocrinologist, infertility expert. 

Change Your Life Style. Your doctor may recommend weight loss through a low-calorie diet combined with moderate exercise activities. Even a modest reduction in your weight —
for example, losing 5 percent of your body weight — might improve your condition. Losing weight may also increase the effectiveness of medications your doctor recommends for PCOS, and can help with infertility.

Combination birth control pills that contain estrogen and progestin decrease androgen production and regulate estrogen. Regulating your hormones can lower your risk of endometrial cancer and correct abnormal bleeding, excess hair growth and acne. Instead of pills, you might use a skin patch or vaginal ring that contains a combination of estrogen and progestin.

Progestin therapy. Taking progestin for 10 to 14 days every one to two months can regulate your periods and protect against endometrial cancer. Progestin therapy doesn’t improve androgen levels and won’t prevent pregnancy. The progestin-only mini pill or progestin-containing intrauterine device is a better choice if you also wish to avoid pregnancy.

Home remedies and Life Style

Maintain a healthy weight. Weight loss can reduce insulin and androgen levels and may restore ovulation. Ask your doctor about a weight-control program, and meet regularly with a dietitian for help in reaching weight-loss goals.

Limit carbohydrates. Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets might increase insulin levels. Ask your doctor about a low-carbohydrate diet if you have PCOS. Choose complex carbohydrates, which raise your blood sugar levels more slowly.

Be active. Exercise helps lower blood sugar levels. If you have PCOS, increasing your daily activity and participating in a regular exercise program may treat or even prevent insulin resistance and help you keep your weight under control and avoid developing diabetes.

Watch this video. What is PCOD/ PCOS?

What is Keto Diet? Low carb diet.

Keto diet is basically low carb diet.

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich diet that has been used for centuries to treat specific medical conditions.

In the 19th century, the ketogenic diet was commonly used to help control diabetes.

In 1920 it was introduced as an effective treatment for epilepsy in children in whom medication was ineffective.

The ketogenic diet has also been tested and used in closely monitored settings for cancer, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.

The ketogenic diet is based on the principle that by depleting the body of carbohydrates, which are its primary source of energy, you can force the body to burn fat for fuel, thereby maximizing weight loss.

When you consume foods that contain carbohydrates, the body converts those carbohydrates into glucose, or blood sugar, which it then uses for energy.

There are several types of the keto diet, but essentially, to achieve a state of ketosis, you have to severely reduce the amount of carbs you eat.

How to boost immune system?

Our body has a powerful army that protects it from various type of virus, bacteria and germs.

This personal army is called the immune system. Every day we face as huge number of bacteria and virus. However,we don’t fall ill every day, which is due to our immune system an army of cells that are always circulating our body, ready to ward off any attack.


How to boost Immunity in Covid time

As we all know that in this time of Covid, it is very important for everyone to have a strong immune system. There are many way by which you can strengthen your immunity because there is a huge burden of Covid epidemic on our world and if our immunity is strong then we can easily combat this disease.

Here are some tips to strengthen your immunity naturally

Food is one of our best way to increase immunity so Focus on food, like vitamin C rich food, Probiotics, Eat fermented food, drinking lot of water at least 3Lt. water per day

Eat Vitamin-C and Vitamin-B, and potassium reached fruits because it help to boost your immunity in Covid-19. This is asimple way to boost immunity.

Eat green vegetable and get enough sleep… sleep and immunity are closely tied…

Away from stress and manage your stress level. Meditation help you to manage your stress.

This is very important your body should be hydrate. Do some exercise, yoga for being energetic.

Thank you

What is Wellness?

Wellness kya hai?? Wellness ka concept bahut hi naya hai aur ye logo ke liye ek rehasyamay word hai. Logo zadatr health aur wellness ko ek hi se jodte hai aur wellness ko health se jod dete hai jabki ye dono paribhashaye alag hai.

Svasth rehne ka arth hai physically aur mentally dono tarike se svasth rehna.

Wellness ke Pehlu:-

1-Physical:- Physically svasth rehne ke liye proper exercise karna zaruri hai.

2-Emotional:- hamare emotions (bhavnayen) wellness ka ek dusra part hai. Agar koi vyakti bahut bhavatmak prabhab ka hai aur chhoti chhoti si baat par bhavuk ho jata hai to bhi uski wellness par effect padta hai kyoki uski mental health thik nahi hogi. Es type ke log kabhi kabhi kafi tnav grast aur gussail bhi ho jate hai.

3-Social:- Samajik (social) wellness ka arth hai dusre logo ke prati riste ki ahmiyat ko samjhna. sabse pyar se pesh aana aur apne family members ko time dena aur jaisa vaibhavar hum dusre se karte hai usi ki ummed karna.

4-Environmental- Agar aap ek nature lover hai. Ye wellness ka sabse adhik ignore kiya jane wala part hai agar aap nature ko lekar bahut hi chintit hai aur duniya k liye kuch karna chahte hai aur uspe aapka bas nahi chalta to ye sab cheeze bhi aapki mental health ko effect karti hai.

5-Intellectual (baudhik):- Baudhik balance bhi bahut zaruri hai. kya aap naye vicharo aur avadhaarnao (accreditation) ke khule hue ho? kya aap apne se alag vichar rakhne wale logo ko appreciate karte hai? aur unhe accept kate hai? kya aap kisi ki samsya ke samadhan me apni samsya samjh kar suljhane me lag jate hai.

6- Financial:- Agar aap vavysaik taur par majboot nahi hai tab bhi aapki health and wellness affect karti hai. Apni roz ki zarorto ke liye paryapt dhan nahi kama pate ho tab bhi ghar me aur aapki personal life me ek tanav ka mauhol rehta hai.

Wellness is most important of our life because health is totally depend on it. Iske liye hame roz yoga karna chaiye meditation karna chaiye isse dimag shant hota hai. walk and healthy foods ka istemal bhadana chaiye.


Hi Friend my name is Shahnaz and I am persuing physiotherapy. There is lot of health issues in our society because of life style and rush in our life. I thought that some tips should be given to you people so you can live healthy life.

For Example- Some healthy foods, Exercise for maintain your body and education of health and wellness.

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