PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a disease characterized by multiple ('poly') cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in the ovaries. Patients with PCOD have abnormal levels of hormones that result in irregular menses, infertility and certain masculine changes in the body
Various hormones of the body operate in harmony to regularize smooth functioning of all systems including the reproductive system.
The disturbance of hormonal mechanism makes the ovaries produce excessive amount of the male reproductive hormones (androgens) and at the same time there is failure of egg formation. This excess of androgens with absence of ovulation may cause infertility. 
The disturbed hormonal functioning of the body lies at the root of PCOD, it can be easily perceived that this constitutional disorder will require constitutional approach towards its rectification.


Generally, the patient presents with the following symptoms:
  • Irregular menses
  • Weight gain and difficulty in losing weight
  • Acne, oily skin, Dandruff 
  • Excessive hair growth on the face, chest, back
  • Hair Fall
  • Miscarriage 
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression or mood swings. 
  • Breathing problems while sleeping
  • Skin tags
  • Fertility problems, like not releasing an egg (not ovulating) 
  • Repeat miscarriages
  • Uterine (endometrial) cancer.
  • Increased blood pressure during pregnancy or delivery, having a larger than normal or smaller than normal baby, or having a premature baby.
Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment starts with a proper diagnosis. ... Treatment for PCOS may include:
Regular exercise, a healthy diet, weightcontrol, and not smoking are all important parts of treatment forpolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). You may also take medicine to balance your hormones.
Treatments depend on your symptoms and whether you are planning apregnancy.
  • Eat food with less sugar and Carbohydrate
  • Eat food with more fiber.
  • Eat lower glycemic index foods such as whole grains (jowar, bajra, whole wheat).
  • Food with low in Saturated Fats
  • Wheat, Oat flakes
  • Fresh fruit, Fruit juices, lots of vegetables, Legumes and Nuts
  • Prefer food with protein
  • Nutrition’s to be looked during PCOD (PCOS)
  • Vitamin B6 – Maintains the hormone balance this is key to control PCOD.
  • Vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B6 are particularly useful for controlling weight.
  • Vitamin B5 – Helps to control fat metabolism so helpful in weight loss.
  • Vitamin B6 with B2 and B3, is necessary for normal thyroid hormone production.
Contact Dr. Ritika Dua your Nutrition expert to get details on exact nutrition’s diet to follow as per your body’s need during PCOD.

Nutrition can be found in your regular diet as well.

Special Diet and Vitamins to control PCOD are
  1. B2 :-  Almonds, wild rice, milk, yogurt, eggs, Brussels sprouts, spinach and soybeans
  2. B3:- Yeast, red meat, milk, eggs, beans and green vegetables
  3. B5:- Avocados, yogurt, eggs, meat and legumes
  4. B6:- Chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, Lentils sunflower seeds, cheese, brown rice and carrots


Q. How can you and your Diet help us in controlling PCOD?

Ans. First we need to see the symptoms of PCOD and then accordingly the treatment is given. However by including few things in your Diet will definitely help in controlling PCOD. You can control PCOD by including Vitamin B2, B3, B5 and B6 in your Diet.

Q.Is my hair fall problem related to PCOD?

Ans. It depends. There are many reasons for Hair Fall however PCOD can be one of the reasons. If it is related to PCOD then you need to take special care for the same. It can be told by seeing your problem.

Q. I have gained lots of weight and menses problem has also started Due to PCOD. Can you give a proper treatment to me?

Ans. Need not to worry as this problem can be treated. But it can only be treated once I see your symptoms. There are few special herb syrup which is only provided after diagnosing the problem and which will definitely cure the PCOD and your problem. 

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