What is PCOD?

PCOD Is short for Polycystic Ovarian Disease. Women with this disorder often experience obesity, weight gain, infertility , irregular cycles.
How is it diagnosed?

PCOD is usually diagnosed by ultrasonography. Adjuncts to diagnosis include measurement of two hormones in the blood

Measurement of FSH(Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH(Leutinizing Hormone) on days 2-5 of the menstrual cycle are useful in diagnosing PCOD
What are the symptoms?

Facial hair, obesity, irregular periods, infertility and sometimes high blood sugar levels are observed in women with PCOD.

Ultrasound reveals the presence of multiple follicles in the ovary, together with a thickened fibrous stroma
How is it treated

PCOD is usually treated with hormone regularizing medicines, as well as the same medicines that are given in diabetes.

This medicine is very commonly prescribed in PCOD, as it has been shown to have a beneficial effect.

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