Motherhood completes every woman. However, not every woman is blessed with motherhood. The dark clouds of infertility can steal away happiness from their lives making life miserable and literally, unbearable. Infertility doesn’t occur in a single day. It creeps in slowly. Women can suffer from fertility related issues from a very early age which if left undetected and untreated can lead to infertility during their adult age. One such, slow ‘fertility killer’ is Polycystic Ovary Disease, commonly referred to as PCOD/ PCOS.
What Causes PCOD?
During menstrual cycle, even a little higher than normal levels of androgen in women can restrict the ovaries from releasing eggs. This can cause additional hair growth and acne which are the two most common physical signs of PCOD. Insulin is the hormone that regulates the process of converting food into energy. High levels of insulin can also result into polycystic ovary disease in females.
Is PCOD Genetic?
Although the actual cause of PCOD is yet to be known but according to some medical evidences there is a definite genetic connection to this disorder. Not all women having ‘polycystic appearing ovaries’ will have PCOD.
What ‘Lifestyle-Changes’ Can Prevent PCOD?
- Stay away from processed and refined food
- Drink at least 2-3 litres of purified water daily
- Always follow a combination diet plan by including lean protein and complex carbohydrates in your meals
- Eat every 3 to 4 hours
- Avoid taking refined sugar
- Avoid alcohol consumptions
Are PCOD and AMH Correlated? – Notes From The Scientific Community
AMH expanded as anti-mullerian hormone is a sensitive producer of ovarian reserve. The hormone gets released by the cells across the follicles present in the ovary. AMH is said to decrease with age and may be considered as the significant reason behind the aging of ovaries. According to researches, it has been found that AMH level starts decreasing earlier in life even before other markers of ovarian aging such as FSH or Follicle Stimulating Hormone starts to decrease. (more…)