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Heal PCOD The Natural Way
Jun 2017
Smita Sundararaman
Founder And Managing Director, Naturehealz

You may know at least one woman in your family or social circle, suffering from polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) which is painful and depressing. This hormonal disorder has become a common occurrence today and many young women are also contracting this condition too. However, there is a ray of hope in terms of naturopathy, which offers effective ways to deal with PCOD. It also helps one to avoid surgery.

What Is PCOD?
In PCOD many (poly) cysts get formed in the ovaries. Hormone levels in a woman’s body go awry resulting in facial acne, fluctuating menstrual periods due to irregular ovulation, masculine changes like extra hair growth on the face and body and infertility. The patient often feels weak and drained and may also experience painful stomach cramps.

The Causes
The causes of PCOD is still unknown, but doctors believe it may be caused by the following:

  • Too Much Insulin

The pancreas produce insulin to help cells use glucose. Some people are resistant to insulin, so the insulin in their bodies is not used properly. But the pancreas must increase insulin production so that cells are not left without the main energy supply - glucose. However, the overproduction of insulin can increase production of androgen (the male hormone) in the ovaries which leads to a drop in ovulation.

  • Heredity

If a close female relative in your family has PCOD, there is a greater chance of you contracting it. Hence, researchers are trying to find the genes that may be carriers of PCOD.