PCOD, commonly known as polycystic ovary disorder or Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It’s a very common disease that usually lasts for years or lifetime, found in the girls of the age group of 12-45 years that causes irregular periods, unbearable cramps, body ache, mood swings and sometimes it’s hard for a woman to conceive. The main cause of this problem is still unknown, hence there’s no cure for this. It cannot be completely vanished but can be controlled with your regular activities or healthy lifestyle.
Is PCOD and PCOS the same thing?
PCOD and PCOS are almost two similar things, they are both caused by the hormonal imbalance and unhealthy lifestyle and lead to infertility problems. There’s a slight difference between the two, PCOS is a metabolic disorder and PCOD is developed by the imbalance of the hormones.
This is the most difficult yet important part for people to maintain a healthy Lifestyle including sleeping and waking up early, eating on time, healthy and clean eating, exercising regularly and losing weight since in disease girls usually gain weight and fat, mostly around the thighs and waist, so losing weight can help in controlling the disease.
Symptoms – The symptoms for PCOS are generally irregular periods, heavy or short menstruation, gaining excessive weight, hair loss, abnormal menstruation. If anyone is suffering from either of these things then recommended to consult a doctor immediately because uncontrolled PCOD can end up with uncontrollable heavy menstruation or no periods for months that can harm you in innumerable ways.
Very few people know that there are four types of PCOD/PCOS
- caused by Insulinoma
- Inflammatory PCOS caused by chronic inflammation.
- Adrenal PCOS
- Post pill PCOS
What you can and can’t eat in PCOS :-
It is known that dairy products are harmful for people with PCOS, which is true but if we can limit the amount, it’s not at all a problem. For example, having Vegetable raita with lunch won’t harm you at all.
With this it will also fulfill the need of vegetables.
Right, for people with PCOS, a good amount of vegetables and fruits are recommended on a daily basis. So it’s a good option to have it with lunch as it contains a good amount of vitamins and Proteins.
Usually, people mistake between healthy and harmful carbohydrates. You can smartly opt for healthy carbs, since carbohydrates are necessary for our body to work properly. There are lots of options for the same, putting few of them below :-
- Whole wheat pasta
- Brown rice
- Whole wheat bread
Protein intake is very important as it helps in losing weight by reducing your craving as well as increasing feelings of fullness.
Some of the items you can take :
Well, in PCOS and to maintain a healthy Lifestyle, it is advised to avoid junk food as much as possible but again, if taken in small portions or small amounts, then it won’t harm you as such.
Like carbohydrates, fats are also important for our body but only in the right amount and right way. For girls with PCOS, it’s very important to check what you are eating because losing weight is one of the key factors in this disease.
Remove deep fried food and added sugar items.
Fried food and sugar leads to weight gain and obesity, which is again not a good option to go for.
Along with the right food, it is also necessary to lose weight.
Girls with PCOS find it hard to shed their weight but it is equally important as maintaining proper Eating manners. One should eat only when needed. They need to exercise properly on a regular basis for at least half an hour to maintain their body. Removing belly fat is very important, focus on those areas more while exercising.
Getting enough sleep and maintaining stress level.
It’s very important to sleep properly and at least 8 hours a day, which helps in maintaining stress level.
Its really important to take care of your health and with PCOD/PCOS, one should be more careful. Taking proper care of your can help you beat PCOD/PCOS and have a good health forever.
**It’s a harmful disease but not if controlled the right way and now you know how to control it.
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Maintaining healthy life style with right balance between nutrition and exercise can cure any disease. I agree good sleep is equally important.
I have PCOS, so this was really helpful and informative. Thanks for sharing.
This post gives out much vital information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one has an ailment or not. Most illnesses can be cured if the proper precautions are taken. A wonderful article, thank you.
This is such valuable and detailed information on PCOD and PCOS. So many women suffer from it but are not aware.
thanks for such a knowledgeable post on PCOD. I’m suffering from it and it’ll be of great help to me.
This is the most common problem these days among women. I have gone through this
We need more such communication around PCOS.
What a details post on pcod. I have a friend who is suffering from pcod. Vl recommend her to go thru this.
Keeping yourself active is a must in these conditions. Having a healthy diet and lifestyle helps alot in the long run.
PCOS and PCOD are very common among woman. However a lot of women suffer due to misinformation about it. Your helpful post should serve as the right guide to help women.
I had PCOD and was on medication to keep periods regular but it got cured after couple of years and I don’t have it ever since I started trying for pregnancy and had kid.
A very informative post on PCOS as it’s very common. Even I had written on this last year.
This is an informative post. I hope you manage to educate a lot of women out there with this article. #MyepicaReads
This is a really informative post. A lot of women suffer along without even been diagnosed correctly. We need more awareness about PCOS and PCOD.
PCOD is a common illness for most women. Such posts are very important to create awareness among women. Thanks for sharing.
Women are usually not aware of PCOS although it is very common. Your post would be very useful for someone who is suffering from it.
I think I struggle with my sleep pattern 😦 rest everything can be managed. Looks like it’s most of us struggle with setting the right routine.
You have listed all the main information needed about PCOS and PCOD. Many girls are unaware of what they are suffering from. This is a very informative post for all
This is a good post. I’m just about to publish a similar post on PCOS and PCOD.
PCOS/PCOD is very common in women these days. It is a very helpful post.
This is a very enlightening post. My daughter has PCOD and had put on lots of weight. Now she is trying to get back to normalcy. Her work hours are erratic and food and sleep are less. The doctor has only asked her to regulate her routine.