PolyCystic Ovarian Disease, commonly known as PCOD is one of the most common causes of infertility. It generally occurs in the reproductive age that is from 18-45 years. A woman can have PCOD due to hormonal imbalances in the body or it can be hereditary as well. Women suffering from PCOD may have type 2 diabetes or endometrial disorders which should be diagnosed and treated on time to avoid further serious complications. In this article, our fertility experts at Ferticity, the best IVF centre in Delhi will share all the information related to PCOD and it’s, symptoms.
Most Common Symptoms of PCOD:
In most cases, the menstrual periods are either irregular or severe or even completely absent. The periods are said to be absent if the patient hasn’t experienced a menstrual period in the last three months or so.
Increase in male hormones
The main reason behind all these symptoms is the increase in male hormones known as androgens. It is the major cause behind hirsutism (increased hair growth on face and body) and acne problems etc in a female.
The androgen (male hormones) increase is responsible for severe body and face acne. It also causes one of the most embarrassing problems in females, which is unwanted facial and body hair which can be noticed commonly on the face, chin and chest area where most men have hair.
Androgens are also responsible for hair thinning in women. Most women also have patchy hair in severe PCOD and hormonal disturbances.
Body aches and fatigue
Some women in PCOD can also suffer from body aches mainly in the areas like pelvic region and lower abdomen. This also causes unusual fatigue in a woman.
Increase in body weight
Obesity is one of the known reasons behind infertility in females. During PCOD, the level of insulin increases in the body which can make a woman overweight or obese. This condition is also known as Insulin resistance which is also the reason behind the increase of male hormones in the body of a woman.
Depression and anxiety
Most women during PCOD face extreme anxiety or stress without any major reasons all thanks to the hormonal imbalances in the body. The above-said symptoms are also the cause of depression and anxiety in females suffering from PCOD.
Trouble in conceiving
Trouble in getting pregnant is one of the most common symptoms of PCOD. If a couple is trying to have a baby for the last year then infertility is diagnosed and most women found out about their infertility this way.
Women generally ignore these symptoms in their bodies and only get to know about their infertility when they try to conceive. Our IVF specialist at Ferticity shared that most women are not even aware that they are suffering from PCOD for a long time and in this case, their chances of getting pregnant become less as they have developed many complications by that time. So, it’s important to detect early signs of PCOD and get them treated at the earliest by talking to a gynecologist. PCOD is mostly treated by weight management, healthy diet and lifestyle or surgery.
If you want to know more about PCOD or have any questions regarding any Infertility issues you can get in touch with our Fertility experts at Ferticity Fertility Clinics, Delhi, India.
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