Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD) has become a common occurrence and can affect a woman of any age. The primary cause of PCOS is unhealthy lifestyle and diet. However, there are other reasons as well that can cause the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility and other health problems like irregular periods, heart attack, obesity and skin issues. Studies have shown that PCOD is not curable, but once the exact cause is identified, it is possible to control it.
PCOS causes are not clearly known, but it is thought to be hereditary and hormonal changes are also known to play a significant role. Excess weight complicates the problem. Studies done globally show that 50% of women with PCOD are overweight. Mentioned below are a few health conditions which can lead to the development od PCOD.
- Increase in insulin levels
Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas and helps the cells to utilise sugar and convert it into energy. In case you become insulin resistant, your body is unable to convert sugar into energy effectively. This could also create increase the production of androgen and cause PCOS. Obesity is a major cause of insulin resistance. Both obesity and insulin resistance can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Women who suffer from PCOD usually have low-grade inflammation that stimulates their ovaries to produce excess male hormones. Obesity also contributes to inflammation.
If any female member of your family, like your mother or sister, suffers from PCOS, then there are chances of you getting affected with PCOS as well.
Even thought pcod/pcos causes are not so well know, you can still safeguard yourself from Pcod by making a few simple and healthy lifestyle modifications and feeding your body with the right kind of food. Call on our toll-free number 1800 266 0607 to book an appointment with our health experts and get a diet plan as per your body requirements!