PCOD, PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common complex metabolic disorderin young females. It is an insulin resistant state that is also responsible for type II diabetes. It is going to be seen more often and often poorly treated by doctors, because it encompasses dermatologic, gynecological, endocrine and psychological problem. Only a physician who can look at it holistically can completely treat PCOD properly. In this condition a garland pattern of cysts develop in the ovary and start producing abnormal hormones.
Excessive hair growth on face, chin, lips and other parts of the body is very common. As a result patients end up in waxing parlors and laser clinics. This can be devastating for a young female. All these treatment are not going to be successful, unless the hormonal imbalance is resolved in PCOD. While at the same time male pattern baldness and thinning of hair is very common.
Acne is another traumatic experience and sometimes may be very severe. Again they will see a number of dermatologists for acne, but proper treatment of the hormonal imbalance will give very gratifying results. There is also associated black pigmentation on the face, neck, arm pit and other parts of the body.
One of the common problems is central obesity associated with menstrual abnormalities in young girls and women. As time goes on this leads to infertility and patients end up in fertility clinics for IPF ( In Vitro fertilization). But only when the metabolic derangement is resolved, fertility is assured even without the expensive procedure of IVF. The irregular bleeding can be very embarrassing and may lead to anxiety and depression.
Emotional distress ranging from anxiety to depression is very common. Hence in the treatment of PCOS an experienced physician in this area is crucial for the success of medical treatment.
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Dr Narendra K Gupta, Specialist in PCOD. Best PCOS doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi