Will PCOD results in Infertility for Women?

Posted On 13/07/18

The lengthy name Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) may not sound very cool not so good are the consequences of it. PCOD is a disorder that leads to an imbalance in THE female sex hormones irrespective of ages, resulting in many other symptoms like ovarian issues, that in turn, affects the fertility of a woman. It is the ovaries that produce the egg, which inturn released every month after the menstruation. Woman with PCOD, have problem with the development of egg and ovulation. Even the physical appearance of the affected woman changes like anything.

Symptoms of PCOD

  1. Excess of hair on chin and face
  2. Obesity
  3. Darkening of skin
  4. Thinning of hair
  5. Irregular menstrual cycle
  6. Ovarian cysts
  7. Depression

Causes of PCOD

  1. Genetics
  2. Very high levels of androgen and insulin


PCOD and Ovulation

Ovulation happens with the production of high androgen resulting in the poor quality of egg, it might lead to pregnancy issues too. Sometimes, ovulation may not occur also if the testosterone production is seemingly higher and due to the immaturity of follicles. Missing the menstrual cycle is one strong reason that points out the person has PCOD.

Pregnant women with PCOD might have higher risks of Preeclampsia, Miscarriage, C-Section, Gestational Diabetes etc. The baby may also suffer from macrosomia (overweight) as well.

Treatments

Few of the medications advised for PCOD patients are:

  1. Anti-androgen medicines- The effect of androgens are blocked by these and as a result, the growth of unwanted hair can be reduced.
  2. Metformin- The medicine is used by Type 2 diabetes patients and women with PCOD too. Blood sugar, androgen, and insulin levels are all lowered by it.

The chances of pregnancy can also be improved by

  1. Diet- Having a healthy food and improved physical activities helps turn your menstrual cycles regular and fertility problems can also be resolved.
  2. Medicines like Clomiphene (Clomid) helps to enhance the ovulation.
  3. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)- The egg from female is made to fertilize using the sperm from male in a laboratory and the fertilized embryo is placed inside your uterus.
  4. Surgery- The Cortex (the outer shell of ovaries) is thickened in such a way that the spontaneous ovulation cannot be prevented. Ovarian drilling is another surgical method through which a few holes are made in the surface of the ovary.

Nowadays, infertility treatment in India is opted by many. ARC International Fertility and Research Centre is the best option for PCOD treatment in Chennai. Affordable and quality treatment at ARC makes it unique from other hospitals.

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