Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PCOD or PCOS is most often diagnosed in teen years, when young women experience irregular and unpredictable periods. Insulin resistance is the most contributing factor for PCOD.
Insulin is a hormone produced by Pancreas. Insulin helps to utilize blood glucose levels. In Insulin Resistance, insulin doesn’t work effectively, therefore, your body needs to produce increasing amounts of insulin. These extra insulin levels circulating in the blood stream can cause many health problems.
Further, to diagnose PCOD doctors take some blood tests samples and check hormone levels. They may also order an ultrasound of pelvis, ovaries and uterus. The exact cause for this condition is yet not known, however, some researchers believe its relation to genetics. Women with PCOD often gain weight around their waists. We often notice more fat around the mid-waist with thin legs. This form of body fat distribution can also be associated with the development of diabetes and heart disease later in life. Therefore, regular blood tests are recommended.
However, some women with PCOD can present above symptoms, whilst others may have no symptoms at all.
We provide nutrition counselling balance your meal plans with appropriate low Glycemic Index foods, proteins and vegetables and supplements if needed.