PCOD Risk Assessment
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a condition that is characterized by hormonal disturbances in a woman, leading menstrual irregularities and infertility. The follicles in the ovaries that normally produce and release the egg fail to do so and form cysts instead, which trigger an increase in the male hormone levels of the body. PCOD patients are known to be a risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. According to some studies, the condition may also predispose certain forms of cancer.
The management of polycystic ovarian disease is purely symptomatic. Hormonal preparations are administered to regularize the menses. Ovulation-inducing drugs are prescribed in case of infertility so as to facilitate conception. Various options are available to treat the cosmetic problems associated with this disease. However, as in the case of most diseases, diet and exercise play a very important role in the treatment process.