Difference between PCOD and PCOS

Difference Between Pcod And Pcos

Woman goes through a lot of changes both physically and emotionally throughout her life, more specifically from menarche to menopause.  The changes in hormone levels cause noticeable changes.  Once a woman attains here menarche, the monthly menstrual cycle begins.  Some women might face issues with regular menstrual cycle and often conclude that this could be a normal condition and will resolve over a period of time.  However, what should be known is that these irregular menstrual cycles could be due to underlying conditions such as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  Though by name, both may sound same, there is difference between both.  Most women of childbearing age suffer from this condition.  About 1 out of every 10 women is diagnosed with this condition.  The greatest challenge that women suffering from these two conditions face is with conception.  Ovaries are organs responsible for a woman to conceive and any abnormal conditions related to these directly or indirectly affect the fertility health thereby causing infertility issues.  Many Well Women’s Clinic conduct programs that create awareness about these conditions so that an early diagnosis can help seek care sooner.

What is PCOD?

Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a medical condition in which the ovaries of a female produce partially mature of immature eggs in large amounts and with passage of time, these become cysts.  This condition can lead to multiple issues such as hair loss, obesity, irregular menstrual cycles, etc.  This is being a less serious condition the risk of infertility is less comparatively and with a few lifestyle modifications and certain medications the condition can be treated.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is more serious condition compared to PCOD in which the body produces high amount of androgen (male hormones).  Due to the increased androgen levels, women might skip menstrual period or experience irregular menstrual cycle making it extremely difficult to conceive naturally. Both these conditions might be difficult to diagnose until women notice disruption in the menstrual cycle, hair loss, abnormal weight gain, acne, excessive hair growth on face, back, chest, or belly. A holistic approach to treat both the conditions may help reduce dependence on medications.  Studies have revealed the yoga can be effective in managing PCOS.  While there are yoga postures specially meant to manage PCOS and PCOD, certain yoga postures like vrikshasanapranayama, shashankasana or vajrasana, and others helpstay healthy and fit. 


If you are looking at yoga therapy in BangalorePrameya Health has yoga programs designed by experts to address the needs of women.

The Well Women’s Clinic at Prameya Health understands that most women have a hectic schedule and are into multitasking, and have therefore designed sessions that women can take even online according to their convenience.  So, if there is any doubt that PCOD or PCOD is incurable, talk to specialist to help you with the right approach to manage the condition.

For further details, you can also write to Prameya at info@prameyahealth.com or directly talk to our team at 8041219145  

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