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hi, what is the cure for PCOD?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 in Women's Health
Question: hi, what is the cure for PCOD?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
The treatment depends on severity of problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
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. PCOD is a difficult to treat problem but you can try certain supplements like myo-inositol and pyridoxine. There is a preparation called fertisure - F, it is very good and if taken for 3 months improves egg quality a lot.
Low dose oral contarceptives and progesterone are also given for menstrual irregularities. But the periods again become irregular after the pills are stopped if hormonal disturbance is not treated.
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.

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Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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