Polycystic Ovarian Disease(PCOD)

The following blog is written by one of my favourite writers:

What does PCOD mean?

In medical terms, “A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.”

But if you ask women having PCOD then they’ll definitely say “Struggling everyday with invisible illness”, is what PCOD actually means. 

What are the causes & symptoms of PCOD?

Signs and symptoms of PCOD often develop around the time of the first menstrual period during puberty. Sometimes PCOD develops later, maybe in response to substantial weight gain.

Causes

  1. Excess insulin
  2. Low-grade inflammation
  3. Heredity
  4. Excess androgen

Symptoms

1. Menstrual: abnormal menstruation, absence of menstruation, heavy menstruation, irregular menstruation, short and light menstruation, or spotting

2. Weight: obesity, overweight, or weight gain

3. Also common: infertility, acne, dark patches of skin in folds and creases, depression, inappropriate male features, loss of scalp hair, oily skin, or unwanted hair

Mood swings are the worst symptom for most of the people not for the one who has PCOD but for others (as they make you believe). 

The stress that people give you of how “BAD” you look can also be a reason!! 

How can PCOD be treated?

PCOD treatment focuses on managing your individual concerns, such as infertility, hirsutism, acne or obesity. Specific treatment might involve:

1. Lifestyle Changes

Doctors generally recommend weight loss through a low-calorie diet combined with moderate exercise activities. Even a modest reduction in your weight might improve your condition. 

2. Medications

 A. To regulate menstrual cycle-

 (a) Combination of birth control pills

 (b) Progestin therapy

 B. To reduce excessive hair growth-

 (a) Birth control pills

 (b) Electrolysis

Let yourself believe that you are fine, you don’t have any illness in your body and half of the treatment is done right for PCOD but make sure to combine it with the other half mentioned earlier! 

Well, around 20% of women around the world have PCOD, and I am also one of them. 

All I want to convey through this blog is that I know it’s hard to face this, to not react to weird comments that people make because of changes in your appearance but trust me you are fine the way you are. Make changes in your lifestyle not to impress anyone else but to believe in yourself that you are worth appreciating and worth loving. 


Hi people, this is your favourite blogger FGW. I wanted to say that, this blog is written by a fellow blogger and an extremely talented writer Vidah . I am sure you have read her work before. If not, now is the time.

Actually, we were supposed to share this blog last month. But, certain circumstances thwart that idea. I really wanted to thank Vidah for writing this blog and for sharing her knowledge with me. You can enter her Magical world by clicking ⇾ here ( or just by simply clicking her name).

Until next time, keep smiling.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. Tiana says:

    Yeah, talking of treatment or finding solution for anything, the mindset is very paramount.

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    1. Exactly. Thanks for commenting my friend. I hope you are doing well. Today we posted within 1 min time gap, haha

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      1. Tiana says:

        Yeah, 😀😀

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      2. Take care my Friend!!!
        Don’t forget to smile.
        I am ecstatic to read 2 of your blogs within 1 week.

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      3. Tiana says:

        Am happy you care, thanks. I will work on writing almost as often as I used to.

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      4. Yes yes!!
        I hope the break helped you. Yes, we really need a break sometimes. I am glad to see you back with more energy.
        Take care my friend. Stay connected and don’t forget to smile.

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      5. Tiana says:

        Smiling is healthy, my friend. Yes, I hear you.

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    2. Vidah says:

      Making the mindset positive was the whole idea behind the blog.
      Thank you for commenting😊

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  2. vermavkv says:

    Nice blog with useful information..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Vidah says:

      Thank you for your time😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Kirsten says:

    “Make changes in your lifestyle not to impress anyone else but to believe in yourself that you are worth appreciating and worth loving.” – I like that.

    Interesting information, thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Vidah says:

      Self love is the best kind of love!

      Thank you reading. I am glad you liked it🙂

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      1. Kirsten says:

        It is!
        You’re most welcome 🤗

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    2. Thanks for commenting buddy 🙂

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      1. Kirsten says:

        Anytime, my friend! 🤗

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  4. Aayushi says:

    Make changes in your lifestyle not to impress anyone else but to believe in yourself that you are worth appreciating and worth loving. 

    This is so uplifting❤
    Great awareness and informative post!!

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    1. Vidah says:

      Thank you so much, Aayushi.
      I am glad to give you some power😊

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  5. Thank you, Vidah, for helping more women know about this condition! 20% is many women worldwide, however I am sure many have not be properly diagnosed. Your article is important. Best wishes, Rebecca

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    1. Vidah says:

      I am happy to be able to provide some useful information.
      Thank you, Rebecca.
      Have a good day!

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Qonyike says:

    This is really great. Never knew of PCOD and this post is perfect to learn about it❤️

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    1. Hey thanks mate 😊

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    2. Vidah says:

      Thank you! 😊

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  7. Pooja G says:

    Really informative post, Vidah. PCOD effects a lot of women but luckily there are ways to manage it and the symptoms.

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    1. Vidah says:

      Yes, indeed!
      Thank you for commenting, Pooja.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Pooja G says:

        My pleasure. Thanks for the informative guest post.

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    2. I’m not Vidah, But I can still thank you right??
      Thanks for your relentless support and appreciation.

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      1. Pooja G says:

        Haha of course. My pleasure and thanks for supporting me as well. I appreciate it so much.

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      2. 🙇🏻‍♂️

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  8. Sorry I’m so late getting to this post, Devang. I’ve just been so busy lately. I think I am probably doing too much as I can never seem to catch up with everyone.

    Thank you (and your friend, Vidah) for this informative post. I’m very familiar with this condition as it was something I used to suffer with. I had all the classic symptoms, weight gain, acne, and a little excess hair, which I hated. I also had three separate operations to remove some large ovarian cysts. Now, I’m entirely free of this condition, thankfully, but at the time, I received the correct treatment and guidance, so I got the help I needed pretty quickly. Thanks for sharing and all the best to your friend, Vidah … Ellie 🦢😊

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    1. I’m glad that you are fine now.
      Thanks for sharing your condition.
      A lot of young girl endure this problem and don’t know what to do.
      This topic needs more education. Especially in schools.
      Best wishes

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    2. Vidah says:

      It’s really good to know that you have tackled this PCOD situation. I hope that’s the case for every woman out there.
      Thank you for sharing your condition. 😊

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  9. I, myself is a pcod patient and it is really difficult to handle the situation sometimes..this blog really helped me…. Thanks 🦋

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts g
      Gauranshi 🙂
      I would like to more if you are comfortable to share.
      Your knowledge will help me in creating better content in the future.

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      1. Sure would love to share my experience…

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      2. Cool!!
        I would love to connect!
        I’ve also a blog about PCOS, it’s another guest blog.
        Also, I tried to visit your site. But, it’s showing “web page not available”

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      3. Great… Would love to read your blog on pcos as well.
        I really don’t know the reason why it is showing that but I’ll check on it.

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      4. Yeah, I tried to visit your site but that was showing!
        I will try to open your site on reader and will let you know.

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    2. Vidah says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Gauranshi

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      1. My pleasure ✨

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