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Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)

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Dr. Poonam Agarwal 90% (62 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi  •  30 years experience
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Hi,

I am Dr. Poonam Agarwal, Gynaecologist. I will tell you about PCOS a very common condition found in young females nowadays. There is a rapid rise in incidence. It is becoming a common condition in our daily practice. What should we do about it? Few females starts developing male hormones and excess of female hormones. These hormones gets disturbed. It leads to irregular cycles. There maybe no periods for very long time. Other symptoms like acne, abnormal hair growth, weight gain, difficulty in conceiving which is known as infertility. What are the causes of it? Unhealthy lifestyle, stress full life, poor eating habits are the causes of PCOS. Eating lot of junk food with no exercise increases the risk of PCOS.

You should visit a gynaecologist if you are suffering from any of these symptoms. After this patient has to follow strict diet and regular exercise. Medicines have to be taken regularly. More important is to change your lifestyle. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Never skip your breakfast. Keep 10-15 minutes for preparing breakfast. Eat whole wheat, egg, milk, oats, walnuts, yoghurt. Mid-morning snack should be limited to a piece of fruit. Never miss the lunch also. Include vegetables in your lunch. Have dinner on time. PCOS increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. This is not the only problem of today. This is for whole life. If you want to know more about, consult me through Lybrate.

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