Polycystic Ovary Disease, also known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is hormonal disorder commonly seen in women. The condition is characterized with too much androgen hormone production. This causes anovulation. The condition can be associated with obesity and insulin resistance. PCOD affects the following :
Hormonal imbalance in women with PCOD will cause the following symptoms:
In certain cases, affected women may grow cysts on the ovaries. These cyst may not cause other harm than hormonal imbalances. PCOD can be diagnosed through:
Common treatments suggested for PCOD are:
PCOD can increase the risk for diabetes, high level cholesterol, high BP and heart disease. So, it is good to diagnose and seek treatment as early as one finds associated symptoms.