Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the condition which affects a woman’s hormonal levels. Woman with PCOS produces higher amounts of male hormonel, due to these hormonal issues menstrual period skips which makes it tough to conceive a baby for a woman. Extra male hormones interrupt in the menstrual cycle, so women with PCOS get fewer periods when compare it with normal conditions.PCOS creates a situation which increases hair growth on the face and body and baldness and contributes in long term health issues such as heart disease & diabetes. Problem with hormones that affect women during the 15 to 44 age group. Its very tough to diagnose PCOS as more than 50% of woman with PCOD hasn’t been diagnosed.

PCOS is a syndrome/group of symptoms that affect the ovulation & ovaries. There are 3 main features includes:
Cysts in the ovaries
High levels of male hormones
Irregular/skipped periods

If you feel any harmonal issues of irregular periods you must visit a gynecologist. As per Dr. Pratima Poddar PCOD treatment is not complicated once its diagnosed. You can find some symptoms of PCOD and effects of PCOD mentioned below.


  • Hair growth on face & body
  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Irregular Periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Acne


  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Depression
  • Infertility