PCOD - Symptoms and Treatment


PCOD is characterized by an interplay of hormonal imbalances, often leading to a range of symptoms. Irregular menstrual cycles, excess growth of facial and body hair, hirsutism, hair loss, no ovulation while experiencing irregular periods, and being overweight are common symptoms. PCOD is not exclusive to individuals who are overweight, even those with a lean physique can be affected. The key lies in understanding the hormonal imbalances and addressing them comprehensively.


Diagnosis and Treatment

When patients approach having PCOD concerns, our diagnosis at Ernakulam Medical Centre involves a thorough assessment of hormonal profiles through hormonal tests conducted, typically on the second day of the menstrual cycle. This ensures an understanding of the specific hormonal imbalances and allows for a targeted and personalized treatment plan. Medication plays a role in managing symptoms, but the cornerstone of PCOD treatment lies in lifestyle modifications.


      Healthy Diet


Diet plays a crucial role in managing PCOD. An essential component is adopting a low carbohydrate diet focusing on incorporating more vegetables and fruits. High-fiber foods, which include spinach, banana stems, banana flowers, and local Kerala dishes like Aviyal are recommended to enhance overall fiber intake. Dietary choices significantly impact hormonal balance, and a thoughtful, healthy diet can contribute to the holistic management of PCOD.

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