Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a common reproductive endocrine disorder affecting about 5% women. This hormonal imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods, making it harder for them to get pregnant. It can also cause hair growth on the face and body and even baldness.

Fast facts on PCOD
  • Around 70 percent of ovulatory fertility issues are related to PCOD
  • More than half of the women develop type II diabetes before the age of 40
  • It is linked to the development of other medical conditions such as insulin resistance, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease
  • It is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorder affecting 8 to 20 percent of women, many of whom do not have a diagnosis
Affected age group

















65 & older



Symptoms of PCOD
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Skin tags
  • Pelvic pain
  • Blood in stools
  • Irregular menses
  • Lumps in testicles
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression and anxiety
  • A change in bowel habits
  • Breast lump or breast discharge
  • Persistent cough or blood-tingled saliva
Worse effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood disorders
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Low platelet count & red blood cells
  • Have lean protein sources like tofu, chicken and fish
  • Eat high fiber foods like beans, almonds, berries, pumpkin etc.
  • Have foods that help reduce inflammation like tomatoes, kale, spinach, olive oil

Early diagnosis and treatment of PCOD is recommended.
To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242