PCOS - future
I have PCOS. I'm in pills daily to avoid diabetes at 35. Will my marriage life will be peaceful?  Can I recover from this at any stage of my life? Can I have babies? Is it possible to reduce weight? Is it possible to reduce hair growth? 
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Dr. Neelima Deshpande
Sexologist 26 yrs exp Pune
Thank you for your question. I'm sorry you as having problems with PCOD. This is a metabolic complex that affects all your body systems. It is something you can manage but because its not like an infection you cannot call it a cure. All aspects of PCOD can be reduced but it will nerd commitment and discipline from your side. Lifestyle is the biggest culprit and you will quickly find that exercise, sleep, nutrition and supplementation play a big role in overcoming the insulin resistance which is a hall mark if this problem. You cannot expect medicines to prevent diabetes at 35 if you do not look after your pancreas right now. This means eating less, eating right, exercising diligently and refusing to eat junk food or bakery products. Hair growth can be managed too. Generally hair that has changed cannot revert but the follicles can be destroyed by laser or electrolysis. You can get married and have children too. Your doctor will start you on combined pills containing estrogen and progesterone which will protect your ovary till you are ready to conceive. Most women with PCOD will need some help with conceiving which is why its important to take your pills till you are ready to conceive. A protected ovary responds better than an unprotected one. Throughout pregnancy and after you will need to continue to follow your dietary habits to protect against developing diabetes during pregnancy. If you do not set your habits from now it will be harder when you are pregnant to change suddenly. Please see a nutritionist with expertise in this field. Your gynaecologist can suggest the right person. You may choose mind body exercise regimes like yoga in addition to what you do presently to manage your weight. They help to bring your cortisol levels down too which helps with managing your blood sugar levels. You may wish to read ' Optimal health' by Dr Duke Johnson for help on nutrition. You can get more information about PCOD on www.patient. best wishes
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