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PCOD is the result of a variety of metabolic changes caused by our modern lifestyle. Key in this is our sedentaety life, lack of regular exercise, stress, poor nutrition and mental attitude. A this results in a phenomenon called insulin resistance which is the hall mark of pcod. It is and isn't dangerous. Depends on how you look at your quality of life and what you aspire to. Having pcod has several consequences that you need to be aware of. Foremost is the difficulty with ovulation that makes conceiving naturally a challenge. Longer term risks include obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancers resulting from obesity and poor nutrition, excessive hair growth. All is not lost if you are prepared to change your lifestyle. It can be reversed successfully by following a strict eating and exercise plan which your doctor can help you with. This will help you to conceive naturally, make pregnancy and delivery safe and protect your heart and pancreas for the rest of your life. You will be fit and feel full of energy and positivity and look forward to getting old gracefully with your health intact. So in a way pcod is your wake up call to change how you have been living till now so that you can have a wonderful life ahead.
You can read more on www.patient. co.uk and the RCOG website also has patient leaflets about polycystic ovaries
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