Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOD) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels.
Women with PCOD produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones.
This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.
Dr. Hema Malini, elaborately gives solutions and explains the problems associated with PCOD and Weight Gain.
Initially, Dr. Hema unveils the fact that about 80% of the younger generation women are suffering with PCOD.
Doctor also states that PCOD is very commonly prevalent in younger girls, which is a big nightmare for them!
PCOD is a hormonal disorder, which affects women due to certain hormonal imbalances and it is not categorised as a disease, according to the doctor.
Dr.Hema then reveals the three hormones which plays a role in this PCOD. They are namely Estrogen, Progesterone and Androgens.
PCOD affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone — hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle.
The ovaries also produce a small amount of male hormones called Androgens.
According to science, the Female hormone system should only have Estrogen and Progesterone combination.
When the Excess or unwanted “Androgen”, the male factor is present their begins the problem.
Androgen plays a vital role in differentiating male and female characterization.
Estrogen and progesterone levels are lower than usual, while androgen levels are higher than usual.
Extra male hormones disrupt the menstrual cycle, so women with PCOS get fewer periods than usual.
Androgen in female body suppresses Progesterone and largely affects the ovulation process in female, causing irregular periods and which aids in weight gain.
The Excessively produced Androgen gets accumulated in the female, when the accumulation process continues over a period of time, it leads to Weight gain.
Dr. Hema also says that almost every woman with PCOD is suffering with excessive weight gain.
Also, many women have PCOD but are unaware of it.
The presence of broad shoulders, big thighs and large waists in younger girls is due to PCOD.
PCOD in some cases is also associated with Facial Hair.
Dr Hema also suggests that reduced weight while affected by PCOD helps largely in treating it.
Weight loss also cures and regulates PCOD, says Doctor.