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Things to address when dealing with PCOD .

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Things to address when dealing with PCOD.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:

Thanks for posting your query.
I have gone through your query and understand your health concerns.
PCOD is an endocrine condition in which there is high LH/FSH ratio,increased androgen production and high oestrone levels.It is usually associated with abnormal hair growth , obesity , menstrual disturbances and infertility.
Diagnosis is done by ultrasound , transvaginal , transabdominal or 3D and there should be at least 10-12 follicles 2-10 mm in diameter or increased ovarian volume.This is called 'pearl string appearance'.
Investigations which are done to diagnose PCOD are FSH , LH , Prolactin , DHEA's etc under doctor's guidance.
When BMI is more than 30 kg/m2 it is called obesity.
Treatment includes lifestyle modification in which weight reduction and diet plays an important role.
Metformin drug is widely used for the treatment of PCOD but should not be taken without doctor's guidance.
Low dose oral contarceptives and progesterone are also given for menstrual irregularities.
ovulation induction drugs are given for infertility.
Some doctor's prefer laparoscopic ovarian drilling but chances of adhesions are there.
For hirsuitism laser , waxing or chemical depilation can be done.
To conclude , PCOD is a very common metabolic disorder these days and is due to western life style and inactivity , can be controlled with proper food , exercise , medical and surgical treatment under doctor's guidance

I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 26 minutes later
What are the consequences of PCOD if not handled well? How do you know if you’re doing better, is weight-loss, regular periods an example?

What food to take particularly, to deal with this? And, lastly, how to keep a check and manage a moderate lifestyle?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.

If PCOD is not treated then it can lead to metabolic disorder, diabetes, obesity and infertility.
If you are doing better, your weight will decrease and you will have regular normal periods.

You need to have a low-calorie diet rich in fibre and a regular exercise to increase your metabolic rate and lose the extra weight. You can consult a dietician for a detailed dietary plan specific to your dietary choices.

You need to regularly monitor your body weight and gradually increase the daily exercise to maintain a moderate lifestyle.

Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 minutes later
Yes, thanks. :)
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Happy to help.

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Wishing you the best.
Best Regards.

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