PCOD? Here’s Nature’s Gift Of Good Health For You!

“She cannot conceive as she has PCOD,” whispered one of the ladies to another at a family gathering, pointing towards a woman who seemed to be in her early 30s. In India, this is the age when women are expected to be married, raising at least one child. Yes, societal expectations are very clearly set. Therefore, when things don’t happen in the ‘acceptable’ timeline, tongues wag, fingers get pointed and stories are spun. 

Even in this time and age where things are changing, certain things don’t seem to fizzle out. That’s why PCOD can often look like a curse for women, preventing them from enjoying good health. While we are at it, let’s talk about what exactly PCOD is.

What Is PCOD?

Periods are not really the most enjoyable phase for women. Yet, not having them regularly can be indicative of several issues. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, but anything between 21 to 35 days is considered normal. However, in the kind of lifestyle many women have today, health is far from normal. From bad dietary decisions to stress, all of this plays a big role in disturbing the delicate hormonal balance that’s very essential to regulate the commencement of regular period cycles. 

PCOD, or Polycystic Ovary Disease is when one or both ovaries in a woman are abnormally enlarged and have several cysts or fluid filled sacs inside the ovary or ovaries. A closer examination shows a clear difference between normal ovaries and the ones with PCOD — while normal ovaries are small and have cervices indicative of recent ovulation, the ones with PCOD appear to be larger in size and are smoother on the surface which signals that there has been no ovulation taking place.  

This typically happens when there is a hormonal balance in women, tipping the androgens higher in the balance, preventing ovulation and regular menstruation. As mentioned above, inappropriate lifestyle, poor diet choices and stress could be big players in contributing to this condition. 

The Difference Between PCOD and PCOS

Many people think that PCOD and PCOS are the same condition. However, the difference isn’t just in a mere alphabet. Both these conditions might have similarities, but are quite different, medically. While PCOD is the condition in which the ovaries have several immature eggs that eventually become cysts, PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a more serious condition. PCOS occurs when there is a hormonal imbalance in the body and more amount of male hormones are produced. This causes the formation of several cysts in a monthly cycle, preventing ovulation from taking place. 

Do You Have PCOD?

Even though diagnosis of a condition is best left at the hands of a professional, yet, there are certain things that your body will only communicate with you. Observe your body closely and take the following quiz. 

1.Let’s talk about your periods. When do they come knocking?
A. They are a regular guest stopping by every month like clockwork.
B. They do pay you a visit every month, but they are late sometimes.
C. They have a mind of their own. Sometimes they come on one date, but disappear for a long time, and then arrive again without a warning.

2.What do you think about your skin? Are you the one who can feature on ad films, or do they cause trouble?

A. Your skin is great!
B. It’s alright, not too bad..
C. The hair on your face and other parts means you need to schedule an appointment with your beautician every now and then.

3.Weight-watch time! What do you think about your weight?

A. You’re just a bit curvy, nothing too much!
B. You are plump and you don’t care.
C. You hit the gym, follow a diet, but the weighing scale is your worst enemy! 

4.What’s your mood been off late? We swear this is relevant.

A. You’re alright, you just go with the flow.
B. Those movies are just making you cry your eyes out.
C. You don’t want to talk about moods! You just want this blog to be over! 

First up, thanks for taking the test. We urge you to make note of the answers you have given. While the ones with most As and Bs needn’t get flustered much, if you happen to have chosen Cs mostly, then you know you need help. All of them are indicative of PCOD and you might want to consider checking with a doctor for a proper diagnosis. 

So, You Have PCOD.

Hey, it’s not the end of the world. Yes, you will have trouble with your periods and might take time in conceiving if that’s the path you choose, but thanks to age-old tried and tested systems of medicine that our country is blessed with, you needn’t take stress. In fact, not taking stress is the first step towards minimising the impacts of PCOD, because stress is known to aggravate the condition. So, breathe easy and understand what your options are.

One option that’s known to have worked wonders for women with PCOD is homeopathy.

Why go back to ancient methods when modern-day medicine has advanced so much?

While this might seem like a very valid question on face value, yet, here are some points to ponder over.

1.Western medicine says PCOD cannot be treated completely. It can only be managed. Homeopathy has, for centuries, been extremely effective in treating PCOD. So, make the wise choice.

2.Unlike other forms of medicine where unnecessary pricks and prods are ordered to ascertain the problem and suggest a treatment, homeopathy relies on symptoms as evidence to chart a treatment plan. No unwanted tests, no pain. 

3.Side effects are very common with modern-day medicines. But, imagine a system of treatment where the solution comes from nature! With no side effects, where you can continue taking medicines for any other condition that you might have, this system doesn’t interfere with your life at all! 

4.Homeopathy doesn’t localise your problem. It works on all the symptoms and triggers simultaneously and takes care of all of them! Plus, these are easy to consume too!

Even in homeopathy, what makes Dr Manoj’s Homeopathy stand out is the fact that our doctors listen to you, note down all your symptoms, your health history and then come up with a treatment plan especially curated for you. So, do yourself a favour and try homeopathy at Dr Manoj’s Homeopathy to give yourself the gift of good health. And yes, don’t do this because people are talking about you. Do it for your own well-being!