What is Polycystic Ovarian Disease and its treatment

Publish Date:Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:04 PM (IST)

Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a common disorder and an increasing problem among women of reproductive age. Hormonal imbalance and weight are two of the biggest reasons for developing PCOD. Some of the symptoms of PCOD include hair fall, weight gain, depression, skin problems and infertility. Younger women suffering from PCOD might also experience infertility or repeated miscarriages. The condition leads to the formation of cysts in the ovaries, meaning that the ovaries do not regularly release eggs (oocytes), thereby interrupting the regular reproductive cycle of a woman. The condition can be greatly improved with some lifestyle changes and healthy eating habits. To regulate the menstrual cycle, women are given hormonal injections. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is also used to promote fertility in women. If this does not work, then IVF is the most effective solution available for those suffering from infertility.

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