What is PCOD?
PCOD or PCOS is short for Polycystic ovarian disorder or Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
It is a medical condition where, the sex hormones; estrogen and progesterone are imbalanced in a woman. This hormonal imbalance leads to formation of benign cysts on the ovaries. PCOD can cause problems in menstrual cycle, fertility and physical appearance.
Here are few signs that suggest you could have PCOD:
**1.Do you feel like you are putting on more weight by the day?** Does everyone welcome you with Hi, what’s up and why have you put on so much weight? Bash those body shaming idiots first and then talk to a gynaecologist. Sudden excessive weight gain is a sign that you might have PCOD. Irregular periods aren’t the only symptom of PCOD. If you’ve been trying to lose weight and have found it extremely difficult to shed off those extra kilos, PCOD might be the culprit.
2. Does you mood change every five minutes?
Do you switch from feeling happy to getting annoyed in less than 10 minutes? The reason for it could be PCOD. The long list of symptoms could be a reason for this erratic behaviour. The hormonal imbalance in the body is the primary cause of the mood swings and the frustration.
3. Do you feel anxious always?
Do you feel anxious and depressed all the time? Do you feel like you don’t have a purpose in life? PCOD affects women mentally and sometimes the situation gets as worse as triggering suicidal thoughts. The hormonal imbalance inhibits the production of “happy hormones” in the body and this can lead to various emotional problems.
4. Do you feel like you have not been yourself lately?
Do you feel like things have changed drastically? The sudden weight gain and the hormonal imbalance might be the sole reason for your behaviour. PCOD can affect your mental well being even more than the damage it does to your physical health.
5. Do you get frustrated easily?
Are you frustrated the whole time? The symptoms of PCOD might be doing a doing a cartwheel inside your body and making you feel low, depressed and frustrated all the time. The changes in your appearance could even lower your libido and reduce your sex drive which would eventually lead to more frustration.
What should I do?
- Talk to a gynaecologist.
- Exercise at least three times a week.
- Eat healthy, avoid food that might lead to weight gain.
- Stay positive.
A healthy lifestyle, with proper diet and adequate exercising will help in controlling PCOD. Talk to a gynaecologist and understand the problems and tackle it accordingly. If you need to talk to a gynaecologist, remember help is just an app away.