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EXCLUSIVE: Are PCOD and PCOS Different? Causes, Symptoms, Treatment – What Doctors Say

PCOD vs PCOS: As many of us now know, polycystic ovaries are common in women today and lifestyle is often cited as the reason behind it. Having polycystic ovaries can mean hormone imbalances, menstrual problems, including delayed or missed periods, obesity, increased facial hair and most importantly, infertility. But then we have heard about the use of both PCOD and PCOS. While the first stands for Polycystic Ovarian Disease, the second stands for Olecystic Ovarian Syndrome. So are PCOD and PCOS the same thing or are they different? Dr Ankita Chandana, Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi says, “There are some experts who say that both are the same thing, but this is not the case because PCOS has more hormonal imbalances and its There are consequences.” ,

Feather PCOS Awareness Month (September 1-30), Dr. Ankita Chandana lists down the key differences between PCOD and PCOS:

PCOD: Symptoms, Causes and Care

This is a medical condition in which the ovaries produce a large number of immature eggs and over time these become cysts in the ovaries
Symptoms are irregular periods and weight gain
– incidence is 10%
It usually does not affect fertility and there are no serious complications
PCOD can be controlled by dietary and lifestyle modifications

PCOS: Symptoms, causes and care

It is a metabolic disorder in which women are affected by hormonal imbalance. Anovulation occurs where the ovaries stop releasing eggs. There is also an increase in the level of male hormones.
Hair fall, obesity and infertility are its symptoms.
– Incidence 0.2% -2.5%.
– It affects fertility because women cannot ovulate and even if they become pregnant there is a risk of miscarriage and complications in pregnancy
This is a more serious condition and requires proper medical assistance or surgical treatment.
– Serious complications are type 2 DM, heart disease, HTN, endometrial cancer (later stage).

After the advent of internet when information is easily available and we have to ‘click’, There is a lot of misinformation circulating about PCOD and PCOS and their associated conditions. In the world of social media, it is not uncommon to come across new age influencers or people lacking any medical knowledge, who tell people the do’s and don’ts of PCOD/PCOS, while actually taking these steps blindly. There may be health effects. As experts point out, people should only seek the advice of licensed medical professionals and follow their prescriptions to treat the conditions.

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