Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS/PCOD) is an endocrine disorder that has become increasingly prevalent across the world. The defining feature is instead the imbalance of hormones, which can result in a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms.
PCOS can affect your body in a variety of ways, causing a wide range of symptoms-
Irregular Periods: Menstrual irregularities are a common feature of PCOS, along with missing periods or painful periods. Changes in flow can also be connected to thickening of the uterine lining or endometrium.
Weight Gain: Studies show that up to 80% of women affected by PCOS also suffer from weight gain, which increases the risk of more serious conditions.
Hair Growth and Loss: Growth of facial and body hair is another common change that women with PCOS have to contend with. Many women suffer from hair loss on the scalp as well, which is similar to male pattern balding.
Acne: The increase in male hormone levels with PCOS causes an increase in adult acne on the face and back.
Infertility: There are lower chances of conception as the ovaries are less likely to release eggs. Lifestyle changes with diet, exercise, and Ayurvedic medications can improve the chances of conception.