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Have irregular periods. Diagnosed with PCOD. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I have some irregular periods problem
User:Checked with doctor and they have said it as PCOD
User:Continuously I used to take medicines but stopped in between, I feel to make it regular by natural methods, could you please suggest me some other ways
User:Waiting for your suggestion
User:only once in two months I get my periods
Doctor:Actually irregular periods happen due to hormonal imbalance
Doctor:Imbalance may be treated if it is causing other symptoms as well
User:What food items I need to include in my diet for making this regular ?
Doctor:Mostly I think that medicines may be taken when you are trying for pregnancy or you are having other symptoms
Doctor:Since treatment may also have side-effects
Doctor:If you can tell me what have you tried till now I will be better able to suggest something
Doctor:Mostly hormonal imbalances are treated with hormonal supplements
User:I just took some tablets prescribed by doctors
Doctor:Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:When abdominal scan was taken ,it showed that some cyst are present in the ovaries
Doctor:Other symptoms due to increased male hormones may be present
User:they said excess of secreation of male hormones
User:ya exactly
Doctor:The symptoms can include excess facial hair, acne
User:they prescribed regesterone and some other tablet(right now I am unable to recollect the exact name)
Doctor:Regesterone may have been prescribed for a withdrawal bleed
Doctor:Usually a gynecologist can handle pcos well
User:I am tired of taking these tablets... I want to make this alright by natural method
User:by natural food habits
User:Could you suggest me
Doctor:You may try low calorie diet and exercise to decrease weight
Doctor:It helps in lowering male hormones
User:ok fine
Doctor:High calorie diet includes milk products like cheese, butter ice cream etc
Doctor:So you may decrease the consumption of this food
User:Oh ok
Doctor:Also exercise for 20 min a day
User:Whether yoga helps ?
Doctor:It can be yoga, aerobic exercise, walk, swimming cycling etc
User:ok fine
Doctor:It helps and you should try it
Doctor:Ayurvedic medicines may have side-effects
User:You suggested me foods to avoid, could you tell me some food items to consume in my diet ?
Doctor:Herbal medicines are not supported by enough research
Doctor:Fruits in general help
Doctor:You should try drinking lots of pure water
Doctor:It will help excreting the toxins and excess hormones from body
User:Always I feel tired and sleepy, is it due to this problem ?
User:Then lots of hair loss too
Doctor:For that I will recommend that you get your blood tests done to rule out more common causes like anemia
Doctor:and vitamin deficiency
Doctor:Hair loss may be due to male hormone excess
User:Oh ok, if I take lots of fruits will it stop my hair loss and regularize my periods ?
Doctor:It will help
User:Ok I will try it properly from now onwards
Doctor:Take 5 - 6 fruits or vegetables in a day
User:You mean 5 number ?
User:5 to 6 numbers of fruits r pieces ?
Doctor:Suppose if you are having 6 meals in a day, then include them 5 times
User:ok got it
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:If I have any other problem I will contact you later, anyways I will try this out
User:Thank you Dr.Vaishalee for your suggestions. Have a great weekend
Doctor:Healthy lifestyle is the best way to control chronic issues
Doctor:You too have a great weekend
Doctor:Take care
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