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What is the difference between pcod and pcos? Is any of the 2 reversible?

What is the difference between pcod and pcos? Is any of the 2 reversible?

Nothing: Pcod is the old term for what is now called pcos. The word disease was changed to the word syndrome to better describe the situation. Having polycystic ovaries is not a disease but rather a description of a group of symptoms like weight gain, irregular periods, abnormal hair growth, lack of ovulation, acne and prediabetes. Weight loss can inactivate the hormonal processes causing it. ...Read more

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
-- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be eliminated or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more

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What is pcos?

What is pcos?

Polycystic Ovary: Polycystic ovary syndrome is an imbalance of hormones that can show up as problems with your period [irregular, absent, or too heavy], extra body hair, acne and obesity. Women with pcos may have higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. The good news: eating right, exercising & medications can really help! ...Read more

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What is pcos?

What is pcos?

Ovary not responsive: In polycystic ovary syndrome.The ovary become unresponsive(to a lesser or greater extent) to the hormonal stimulation of the pituitary gland of the brain which normally urges the ovary to ovulate.This results in lack of ovulation-so all the little eggs which did not pop out form "little cysts"-giving the name 'polycystic'.An autoimmune mechanism is implicated as cause. ...Read more

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Can i treat pcos?

Can i treat pcos?

Weight loss: Weight loss may help. Ocp's would help to regulate the cycle. Fertility meds to induce ovulation would improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can pcos be cured?

Can pcos be cured?

Not really: True pcos is not cured by any means, although symptoms sometimes improve (for some) with weight-loss or medication. ...Read more

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How to handle PCOS?

Diet, Exercise, Pill: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can pcos come and go?

Can pcos come and go?

Symptoms can change: Pcos may result from a genetic predisposition. Other factors can affect how much a woman is affected by pcos, for example gaining weight can increase symptoms or make your cycles more irregular, and losing weight can make you more regular. Many women have less problems with pcos as they get into their 40's and the ovaries become smaller with fewer eggs remaining. ...Read more

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