Symptoms of PCOD

 

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Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS include a plethora of reasons. The main reason is due to high levels of androgen which circulate in your body resulting in ‘hyperandrogenism’. However, androgen is a male hormone, the main one is testosterone. Generally, all women release some amount of androgen in their body tissues which include ovaries along with adrenal glands. High level of androgen in the body helps to prevent ovulation and even disturbs the menstrual cycle.

Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS are present in many different ways. Some women will experience only some or mild symptoms while others may have severe symptoms: –

Some of the PCOD/PCOS problem symptoms are underlying: –

1.Symptoms of PCOD include irregular periods: –

Although some women with Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms may bleed normally. Some women have increased the level of androgen which can alter the monthly ovulation involved in the release of the egg along with menstruation.

Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms include ‘irregular’ period or period stop altogether. An average menstrual cycle is experienced by girls which are for 28 days includes no ovulation, but anywhere between 22 and 34 days is considered to be ‘normal’. An ‘irregular’ period cycle can be defined as either : –

  • In a year eight or less menstrual cycles.

  • Menstrual cycles are longer than 35 days.

The process of ovulation may stop entirely or occur occasionally when the menstrual cycle lengthens.  Heavier or lighter bleeding occurs during the menstrual cycle in some women.

2. Excessive hair growth (hirsutism): –

Hirsutism is an excessive hair growth on the face and body due to increased levels of androgens which stimulates the hair follicles. The excess growth of hair is thick, coarse and dark which typically grow in the area which is probably for men. The area includes chin, upper lip, lower abdomen, around the nipples, sideburn along with thighs.

Around 60-65% of women with PCOD/PCOS symptoms have hirsutism.

3. Alopecia is well known as hair loss: –

Women with PCOD/PCOS symptoms, experience hair loss or thinning of the scalp. The hair loss is in the same way as seen in males which includes “male-pattern” hair loss. In this, the hair starts receding from the frontal hairline and the thinning starts on the top of the scalp.

4. Pimples or acne: –

The increased level of androgen in PCOD/PCOS patients have an increased size of the gland which helps in producing oil on the surface of the skin, which gives rise to the enlarged and increased amount of acne.

5. Fertility issue: –

Increased level of androgen can affect the monthly cycles and even prevents ovulation. Ovulation is the development of a mature egg from the ovary. Ovulation is a  process which can even stop completely or it can occur in an irregular period. This makes it more difficult for women with PCOD/PCOS to conceive in a natural way. In some women, there is also a chance of miscarriage. However, it is not mandatory that all women with PCOD/PCOS have a fertility issue or are infertile.

6. Sleeping issues: –

A common PCOD/PCOS symptoms include problems such as insomnia or poor sleep. However, a plethora of factors can affect sleep, but PCOD/PCOS has a link with sleep disorder well known as sleep apnea. In sleep apnea, the person will stop taking a breath for a short period of time.

Concluding, a delayed diagnosis of symptoms of PCOD/PCOS will make you feel discouraged and helpless. As this delay, creates a negative cycle, which makes it really hard to take charge of your wellbeing and to live a healthy and disease-free life. So, in case you feel certain PCOD/PCOS problem symptoms start the best medication according to your body tendency.

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