ABOUT PCOD PROFILE
PCOD is a hormonal disorder that affects women. PCOD causes females to create more male hormones than normal. Their bodies skip menstruation periods as a result of the hormonal imbalance, making it difficult for them to conceive. PCOD is a "syndrome," or a collection of symptoms that affects ovulation and the ovaries. It has three primary characteristics:
- Ovarian cysts.
- Male hormones at excessive concentrations
- Periods that are irregular or missing
Hair growth on the face and body, as well as baldness, are all symptoms of PCOD. It can also lead to long-term health issues such as:
- Heart disease
- Sleep Apnea
What’s the age group most affected?
Women from the age of 15 years to 44 are affected the most. Many women are unaware that they have PCOD. According to one study, up to 70% of women with PCOD had never been diagnosed.
Symptoms of PCOD
- Irregular periods
- Heavy bleeding
- Hair growth
- Weight gain
- Male pattern baldness
- Darkening of the skin
PCOD and Pregnancy
PCOD disrupts the regular menstrual cycle, making it more difficult to conceive. This condition can also raise the chances of difficulties during pregnancy. Women with PCOD are twice as likely to give birth prematurely than women without the condition. They're also more likely to have a miscarriage, have high blood pressure, or develop gestational diabetes. Women with PCOD, on the other hand, can conceive with fertility medicines that improve ovulation. Losing weight and controlling blood sugar levels can help you have a healthier pregnancy.