Polycystic Ovarian Disease or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome these days is very common where 1 in 3 girls today is getting diagnosed with PCOD.
This can range from a whole spectrum of clinical features of somebody who is skinny with regular periods and a slight case of acne to somebody who is overweight with lots of facial hair and acne on the full face and body and many in between
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed only through sonography which is a gold standard of diagnosing PCOD.
WHAT SHOULD PROMPT YOU TO LOOK FOR PCOD
Excessive facial or body hair growth especially around your nipples or the centre of your abdomen line
Not responding to laser hair reduction
Acne that keeps recurring
Hair thinning or balding at an early age
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF?
- One thing that you need to remember with PCOD is Exercise, exercise, exercise. Don’t think of it as a means to lose weight, think of it as a means to stay fit and keep the hormones in track.
- Avoid excessive sugar as it results in break outs
- If there are other issues maybe seeing a gynaecologist would be a good idea
- If it’s mainly hair and otherwise you are relatively fit – laser hair removal should work well for you
- If you have excessive acne then visit a skin specialist