Many women fail to realize the difference between PCOD and PCOS and often use both the terms interchangeably. In reality, both the conditions are different, in spite of the similarities like being related to ovaries and causing hormonal disturbances. Statistics suggest that both these lifestyle disorders are on the rise with 1 in 8 and 1 in 5 suffering from PCOD and PCOS in India.
Let’s understand the difference between PCOD and PCOS.
What is PCOD?
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a disease caused by an imbalance of hormones in the reproductive system. The hormonal imbalance leads to excess secretion of male hormones and leads to irregular periods and delayed egg release, which may also turn into cysts. Missed periods or skipping cycles altogether is a common consequence of PCOD and if not treated on time, it can induce side effects like weight gain, acne, hair fall or excess hair growth.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is similar to PCOD diagnosis but is an endocrinal problem. Women who suffer from PCOS produce higher than usual levels of androgen (the male hormone) which impacts the monthly ovulation cycle. The period cycles get disrupted and the eggs which form cysts build up in the ovaries and get enlarged in size. It also leads to a change in metabolism, creates an increased risk of obesity, Type-2 diabetes and other chronic health problems.
How are they different?
Even though they have similar causative factors, PCOD and PCOS are different. PCOS is an endocrinal or metabolic syndrome, which is more serious in nature as compared to PCOD. PCOD is considered temporary and largely happens through hormonal imbalance and can be corrected through a balance of the right diet and exercise.
What is the treatment suggested to combat PCOS and PCOD?
PCOD is often corrected with the help of the right kind of diet and exercise whereas PCOS involves treatment of several factors causing the syndrome rather than just one. Specific medication and lifestyle changes are advised to fight problems such as obesity, infertility and hirsutism.
Do they impact pregnancy?
Infertility and problems related to conceiving are some of the biggest shortcomings of both hormonal disorders. Nonetheless, women with PCOD and PCOS are able to get pregnant with the right kind of medical intervention, lifestyle changes which can help to deal with the side-effects of the problem.
Maintaining a healthy weight, boosting fertility and ovulation naturally can be some of the measures women can adopt for getting pregnant without undergoing problems.
How can homeopathy help in treating PCOD?
Homeopathic remedies act at the root level and can bring deviations of the hormonal system back to normalcy. Homeopathic remedies are safe and have no side-effects.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic remedies are effective in treating PCOD. You can book an appointment with Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre and get the benefits of his safe and effective homeopathic treatments and remedies.