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 Disease||PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome|
|Presence of various Cysts in Ovary||Metabolic 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.
- Inactive Lifestyle.
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
- Hair loss (in male pattern)
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.
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:
- Hormonal imbalance etc.
- Genetic disorder.
Common Symptoms of PCOS
Some of the common symptoms that you might face are mentioned below.
- Hair loss
- 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 lifestyle||PCOS is a metabolic disorder, hence doctor’s recommendation is a must.|
|PCOD is a common disease. Every 3rd woman are suffering from this problem||Its occurrence is rare compared to PCOD|
|A woman suffering from PCOD may not face add-on side-effects of the disease||A 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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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!
Nikkil Visha is a content writer at Katoch Tubes. She loves educating the readers by sharing her professional knowledge coupled with personal life experiences.