Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD) is kind of hormonal disarray that affects 1 in 12 women during their childbearing years i.e. between the age group of 15 to 44. It is a common health complication in there is an inconsistency of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance makes the menstrual cycle irregular and it gets difficult for a women to conceive.
PCOD is caused due to high level of male hormones i.e. androgens (a type of hormone including testosterone) in the body and development of small cysts in the ovaries. PCOD is a not an ailment, it is a metabolic disorder that may disturb your appearance and overall health.
Symptom of PCOD:
- Skipped menstrual cycle
- Occurrence of cysts in the ovaries
- Slow down of metabolic rate leads to weight gain
- Too many facial and body hair
- Difficulty in getting pregnant
- Loss of hair on the scalp
- Mood swings
PCOD can actually have severe complications like diabetes, heart issues and high blood pressure. If you are going through above mentioned symptoms it’s better to take a prompt action and seek medical help.