PCOD: Causes and Treatment - Dr. Shweta Shah


PCOD: Causes and Treatment - Dr. Shweta Shah

PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) Is known to be a common problem among women in today’s modern world.  In this article, Dr. Shweta Shah, one of the best female gynecologists in Malad with experience of over 10+ years in treating women suffering from infertility, menopause, and PCOS, explains what is PCOS, and its causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.

What is PCOD?

PCOS is an imbalance in hormones that affects girls and women between the ages of 12-45.

Sometimes there are immature eggs or partial eggs in the ovary that often turn into cysts, which don’t get released during periods; this is called PCOD.

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What is PCOD?

Symptoms of PCOD

  • Some symptoms of PCOD are,
  • If you have missed from than 3 periods
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Thicker and excessive hair growth in face and body
  • If you  are dealing with cystic acne
  • If you have obesity or deal with being overweight 

Causes of PCOD

According to Dr. Shweta shah, there can be various causes of PCOD, and some of them are:


Inflammation is one of the most common causes of PCOD, women who are overweight can have this as one of the causes. 


There are studies that reveal that genetics is one of the reasons for PCOD. If you have a family member that is suffering from  PCOD there is a high chance that you might also have it. 

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance is when cells in our liver, fat and muscles don't respond appropriately to insulin, a hormone in our pancreas that is important to regulate blood sugar levels.

When the cells can’t use insulin properly, that means they can’t efficiently take or store glucose from the bloodstream. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells.

Treatment of PCOD

There is no complete cure for pcod but there are treatments which help in dealing with pcod, creating good lifestyle can help with pcod.

  • Medicines are given to patients to elevate the symptoms.
  • Certain drugs and birth control pills are given to the patients so that they don’t miss their periods and reduce pain.
  • Weight loss diets can help for PCOD.
  • Ayurvedic medicines or treatments help in balancing the hormones, herbs like turmeric, cinnamon and ashwagandha are beneficial.
  • Doing certain yoga poses and practicing pilates also help. 

Lifestyle and diet changes:

Lifestyle and diet changes:

PCOD mostly happens due to our poor lifestyle choices, Dr.Shweta Shah recommends that we make changes on our own by adapting to a healthy lifestyle

Studies have found that reducing our body weight by 5% can help in timely periods.

Exercising for 30 minutes has proven to be beneficial for women in reducing inflammation and menstrual pain.

Changes in our food, like switching to healthy food instead of consuming junk food will help inflammation to come down. A healthy diet including vegetables and nuts will help regulate sugar and bring balanced hormones.


There are many ways to treat PCOD, but as they say-prevention is better than cure: we can prevent PCOD by living a good lifestyle and having a healthy diet. In this article, Dr Shweta Shah educated us about PCOD, its causes and treatment.

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