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Difference between PCOS and PCOD, Symptoms, Cause and Cure

Most women these days are suffering from PCOS and PCOD but only a few of us know the difference between the two. In this article, I will explain the difference between PCOS and PCOD, their symptoms, treatments, and cure with a complete video explanation.

The terms Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/ Polycystic Ovary Disease are used interchangeably but they are very different from each other.

Although both are related to hormonal imbalance and female ovaries, there is a lot of differences that you can read in this article.

Highlights of PCOS and PCOD

PolyCystic Ovarian DiseasePolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome
Presence of various Cysts in OvaryMetabolic Disorder 
Very Common Not Common

Quick Tip:

I had PCOD condition in the past, therefore my doctor prescribed me Yasmin tablet in combination with M2 tone syrup for a month. The medication proved helpful and I am relieved from ovarian cyst.

What is PCOD?

  • PCOD is PolyCystic Ovarian Disease.
  • Here polycystic itself means the presence of many cysts.
  • In general, a female ovary has many immature eggs that when turned into cysts, this will be called a PCOD condition.

Reasons of PCOD

There could be n number of reasons that could cause PCOD but  these are very common:

  • Eating junk food.
  • Overweight.
  • Stress.
  • Inactive Lifestyle.
  • Restlessness.

Common Symptoms of PCOD

The very common symptom is getting irregular or unhealthy periods but other than this, there are few more symptoms related to PCOD:

  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Infertility
  • Hair loss (in male pattern)
Symptoms of PCOD. Polycystic ovary syndrome
PCOD Symptoms

Personal Note:

Apart from eating junk food. Stress is the number one cause of PCOD. I was stressed out, that affected my period health and caused ovarian cysts that resulted in PCOD. Period delay tablets like Norethisterone are helpful but you have to live a stress free life to cure it forever.
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What is PCOS?

  • PCOS means PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome. 
  • It is a metabolic disorder and it is a more severe condition when compared with PCOD.
  • In PCOS, a female ovary produces a large number of male hormones due to which more follicular cysts occur in ovaries. 
  • This leads to the stopping of the release of the egg on time due to which our periods stop/ or become very irregular.

Reasons of PCOS

Among various reasons the common ones are:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalance etc.
  • Genetic disorder.

Common Symptoms of PCOS

Some of the common symptoms that you might face are mentioned below. 

  • Hair loss
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • More hair growth on the body
  • Acne etc.

What is the difference between PCOS and PCOD?

PCOD can be cured with a good diet, exercise & a healthy lifestylePCOS is a metabolic disorder, hence doctor’s recommendation is a must.
PCOD is a common disease. Every 3rd woman are suffering from this problemIts occurrence is rare compared to PCOD
A woman suffering from PCOD may not face add-on side-effects of the diseaseA woman suffering from PCOS may also face high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
There are very fewer chances of infertility.The chances of infertility are very high.
Periods will come regularly.Periods will be irregular.
Ovulation will be normal.High chances of no ovulation.

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I have created a bonus video on the difference between PCOS and PCOD. Please watch it to get more clarity on the same –

By now you must have got a fair understanding of the difference between PCOS and PCOD. Stress is the main cause behind these problems. Try to live a healthy life and opt a better lifestyle. Read more about Primolut N tablet which is prescribed by the doctors to cure these conditions. Take care!

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