Updated: Jan 31
Polycystic Ovarian Disease
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), as the name suggests, is characterized by formation of follicle cysts in the ovaries. It is a hormonal disorder which mainly affects the women of reproductive age. The hormonal imbalance leads to excess secretion of male hormones, which leads to irregular and scanty menses, weight gain, acne, hairfall and excess hair growth on the face.
Diagnosis: An Ultrasound is usually the first investigation which shows formation of multiple abnormal cysts in the ovaries. Blood tests reveal increase of Male hormones, and is also valuable in diagnosis of PCOD.
Homoeopathic medicines such as Calcarea carbonica, Graphites, Natrum muriaticum, Sepia, Pulsatilla and Thuja are very effective in treating PCOD.
How to modify your diet and lifestyle to control PCOD:
Engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, at least thrice a week, which helps to reduce weight.
Follow a low-carbohydrate diet and include more of fibre-rich diet, which again helps to reduce weight.
Avoid saturated fats, which add to calories and increase cholesterol.
Avoid processed foods made of maida, sooji and white flour. Include brown rice and wheat pasta in the diet.
Include methi dana, flaxeeds and cinnamon in you diet.
Eat small frequent meals, with every two hours interval.
Drink lots of water.