The hardships of living with PCOD

So, I hear about PCOD from every second female I meet. It’s has become a common issue amongst the girls. But before you start wondering what is this PCOD, let me tell you it’s full form – Polycystic Ovarian Disorder. It’s a hormonal imbalance resulting in irregular menses, darkening of the neck, acne, hair loss and weight related issues. These symptoms and their severity vary from person to person.

But, why am I talking about PCOD today? Me, being a PCOD patient, my journey has been a tough one!

Be it the continuous hair loss that I see even today, or be it irregular menses…. All of these come up with another baggage of mood swings, irritability and the unavoidable skin problems! I remember the menstrual cramps that would leave me in pain for the first few days, making me uncomfortable to leave freely for my college lecture or my clinic!

Then, came a phase where conceiving was becoming the biggest task! PCOD is one of the worst hindrances while planning a baby – and you can’t do much about it….

So, my sole purpose of writing today was to share some quick tips for every female undergoing similar issues –


  1. Never miss your regular check- ups with your endocrinologist.
  2. Exercise does wonders to you! Believe me, i lost the maximum weight in two months and conceived the very next month!
  3. Planning to get back to shape? Book your appointment with your nutritionist ASAP. Never follow just anything from anywhere, be it a website or following a role model. Remember, every body is different- what works for one, may not work for someone else. Know your body, understand the portions, understand what to eat and when to eat.
  4. Some BMR boosters like green tea, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon- work wonders on your body!
  5. Maintain a high protein, high fibre and a low carb diet, which usually works – when backed up with a 6 hours weekly exercise schedule.
  6. Have more of high chromium and zinc foods, which help in managing the hormonal imbalance.
  7. Include folate and biotin rich foods to control your hair fall.
  8. Vitamin C works the best for your skin problems.
  9. Repeat your tests and sonography on time to keep a check on your progress.
  10. And lastly, stay motivated and stress free! Focus is extremely important. Remember, A Healthy mind supports a healthy body.


So, the next time you meet someone who needs help with PCOD, don’t forget to share the right tips!


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