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Expert PCOS/PCOD Care In Pune

What is PCOS/PCOD?

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) or PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease) is a prevalent hormonal disorder predominantly affecting women in their reproductive years. The exact cause is multifaceted, involving genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalances. This condition is characterised by irregular menstrual cycles, stemming from disrupted ovulation, and often heightened levels of androgen hormones leading to visible signs such as acne, excessive hair growth, and occasionally male-pattern hair loss. Enlarged ovaries containing multiple small follicles are a common symptom. Metabolic factors like insulin resistance contribute to weight gain and an augmented risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The diagnosis encompasses a comprehensive assessment of symptoms, medical history, hormone levels through blood tests, and ultrasound imaging to visualise the ovaries' appearance, thus ruling out alternative explanations.



Here are some symptoms commonly associated with PCOS/PCOD:


  1. Irregular menstrual cycles: Women with PCOS/PCOD often experience irregular periods, which can manifest as prolonged or infrequent periods.

  2. Elevated androgen levels: Increased androgen hormones can lead to acne, excess facial and body hair growth (hirsutism), and sometimes male-pattern baldness.

  3. Ovulation issues: Irregular ovulation or anovulation (lack of ovulation) can result in difficulties in conceiving and fertility challenges.

  4. Enlarged ovaries: Ovaries may become enlarged and contain multiple small follicles, often observable through ultrasound imaging.

  5. Weight gain: Many individuals with PCOS/PCOD struggle with weight gain, which can be exacerbated by metabolic factors like insulin resistance.

  6. Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance is common and can contribute to weight gain, as well as increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  7. Skin changes: Darkened patches of skin, known as acanthosis nigricans, might appear in areas like the neck, armpits, or groin due to metabolic factors.


It's important to remember that the severity and combination of these symptoms can vary from person to person, and not all individuals will experience all of them. A proper medical evaluation is necessary for diagnosis and management.


  • Infertility due to irregular ovulation

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding, including heavy or prolonged periods

  • Increased risk of uterine (endometrial) cancer

  • Elevated risk of depression and anxiety

  • Higher susceptibility to developing type 2 diabetes

  • Increased likelihood of high blood pressure

  • Elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke

  • Abnormal lipid profiles leading to high cholesterol levels

  • Potential for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

  • Increased risk of sleep apnea

  • Higher prevalence of thyroid disorders


Why choose Polaris Healthcare?

Choosing Polaris Healthcare for your PCOS/PCOD management means entrusting your well-being to a team of specialists dedicated to women's health. Our team is composed of experienced healthcare professionals who not only possess the medical expertise needed but also the empathy and understanding crucial for effective support. We understand that dealing with PCOS/PCOD can be emotionally challenging, and our commitment to providing guidance and support goes beyond medical expertise. We're here to listen, educate, and guide you through the complexities of PCOS/PCOD with a holistic approach that encompasses both physical and emotional well-being.


Your well-being is at the heart of everything we do, and we're dedicated to being your partner in navigating the challenges and triumphs of this journey. With Polaris Healthcare, you're not just receiving medical care – you're receiving a commitment to your health, your comfort, and your future.


1. What causes hormonal imbalances in PCOS/PCOD?

Hormonal imbalances in PCOS/PCOD are primarily driven by an abnormal increase in androgen hormones, often referred to as "male hormones." This disruption in hormonal balance affects the regular release of eggs from the ovaries, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and a range of associated symptoms.

2. Can PCOS/PCOD impact fertility?

PCOS/PCOD can indeed affect fertility. The irregular ovulation and hormonal imbalances associated with the condition can make it difficult for individuals to conceive. However, with proper medical management and lifestyle adjustments, many individuals with PCOS/PCOD can still achieve successful pregnancies.

3. Are there long-term health risks associated with PCOS/PCOD?

Yes, there are potential long-term health risks linked to PCOS/PCOD. These risks include an increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes due to insulin resistance, higher chances of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, and a raised risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer. Timely diagnosis, proper management, and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help mitigate these risks and promote overall well-being.

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