Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment with PCOS

Dr. Mala Srivastava informs that healthy lifestyle modification which can help deal with PCOS. She also explains that weight gain and PCOS is a vicious cycle and one needs to break them. So, this is a must-read for patients with PCOD.

We at Medicircle are constantly working on bringing to our audience all the trending health-related topics. It is our primary objective to Bring to your attention news and views you need to be aware of to lead a healthy disease-free life. To help us in this regard we’d be joined by eminent and expert top doctors from across the country. Today in Doctor’s Speak we are going to talk about the problem of PCOS and ways to help you deal with it. 

Dr. Mala Srivastava is an OBG specialist in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in New Delhi having 36 years of experience in this field. She has completed her DNB and DGO the same after her medical school. Dr. Mala Srivastava is a dedicated medical professional dealing with the care of women's reproductive parts, especially during the time of pregnancy and after. Her areas of specialties are high-risk pregnancies and endoscopic surgeries ensuring the well-being of the mother and child at all times. 

PCOS and aging 

Dr. Mala Srivastava informs, “PCOS is a spectrum of disease. It is not an on-point disease. It started getting worse if untreated. This is a lifestyle disease. The major symptoms are - 

Irregular periods Increase weight gain  Acne  Unwanted hair 

We should tackle in the right way with lifestyle changes. We cannot eliminate it completely. It can be genetic in some cases and lifestyle changes can help. PCOS can be treated with - 

Lifestyle modifications  Diet  Exercise  Medications.”

Organs affected in PCOS

Dr. Mala Srivastava says, “PCOS is a spectrum of disease. It involves many organs like the ovary with multiple cysts. One egg is formed every month and released from the ovaries normally. In PCOS, there is - 

No formation of eggs  Anovulatory cycles Weight gain  Hormonal imbalance  Hirsutism  Craving and hunger Irregular periods  Metabolic disease  Nutritional Disorder Increased hunger

This is a metabolic syndrome with a vicious circle. Weight gain can cause PCOS and PCOS can further cause weight gain. Weight gain can further cause irregular periods and PCOD. Breaking the vicious cycle with lifestyle modifications and diet is a must.

PCOS and nervous system 

Dr. Mala Srivastava states, “PCOS causes irregular periods with weight gain. there is defective sugar metabolism causing diabetes. They are more prone to diabetes. In India, the incidence of diabetes is too high. There is deranged sugar metabolism that affects the nervous system. This is a lifestyle disorder with fat gain which may cause secondary problems like- 

Acne  Irregular periods  Fertility issues High-risk pregnancy  Abnormal uterine bleeding Endometrial cancer Metabolic syndrome  Nutritional Derangement Hormonal imbalance Mood swings affect the nervous system  Short-tempered and cracky

PCOS affects the young girls, reproductive age, and elderly or perimenopausal age group. PCOS patients need lifelong diet modifications with exercise. 

PCOS and Vitamin B 12 deficiency 

Dr. Mala Srivastava says, “PCOS is a spectrum which is affected by faulty dietary habits with cravings for fatty and sugary foods. B12 is mainly found in green leafy vegetables and there is a lack of green leafy vegetables in their diet. We encourage them to have high salads and green leafy vegetables which can avoid weight gain.”

(Edited by Dr.Rati Parwani)

Contributed by Dr. Mala Srivastava, OBG specialist in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH)
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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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