PCOD : Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

PCOD : Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Becoming the most common medical condition among women of reproductive age, PCOD is affecting one in every 10 women in India. A common endocrinal system disorder, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome occurs when levels of sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone, in women becomes erratic leading to the growth of small ovarian cysts. While the cysts are mostly benign, they tend to cause an imbalance of hormone level resulting in pregnancy-related issues. Affecting 10 million women globally, PCOS is characterized by irregular menstrual cycle, excessive hair growth on the face, fat deposits on the lower abdomen, etc. It can also lead to problems related to the endocrine system and can result in diabetes with the growing age. While the symptoms start early during the adolescent years, women when conceiving can experience infertility due to this condition. Causes: High Levels of Androgens: Referred to as ‘male hormones’, all women produce small amounts of androgens but when a woman suffers from PCOD, she produces abnormally high levels of androgen that can contribute to the development of male traits, like excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), and occasionally severe acne and male-pattern baldness. High Levels of Insulin: Insulin is basically a hormone that pancreas produces to help the body use sugar from food for energy. Women who have PCOS tend to have insulin resistance, which is the condition when your body’s cells do not respond normally to insulin. This results in your insulin blood levels becoming higher than usual. Excess insulin might increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation. Symptoms: While some women can experience the symptoms as early as getting their first period,...
7 Common Myths About IVF Demystified

7 Common Myths About IVF Demystified

Today, it is impossible to ignore the advent of technological advances and innovations in the various industrial sectors. The medical industry is no exception. In the last couple of decades, technology has made a huge impact on the medical domain. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the many success stories of how technology has gradually transformed the medical field. Today, couples around the globe have turned to in-vitro fertilization if they are not able to conceive naturally. The demand for in-vitro fertilization has increased in the last decade owing to the success rate of the procedure on the global scale. However, there are several myths regarding IVF that need clarification. Endoworld Hospital is one of the most well-established IVF treatment centers in Aurangabad. We have gradually made our way up the ranks and are considered one of the best gynecologists in Aurangabad. Let’s discuss some of the myths that are revolving around the subject of in-vitro fertilization. 1. IVF is the only solution for all the infertility problems Although the awareness regarding IVF is higher in comparison with the other exiting fertility treatment solution, there are other assisted reproductive procedures such as ovulation induction (OI), Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) and others. The aforementioned treatments also help couples conceive. It is important to consult your gynecologist to get an insight regarding which procedure is the best for you. 2. IVF is very expensive Although the cost of IVF is on the higher side, it is relatively cheaper compared to the other available surgeries and treatments. The cost of IVF treatment has remained stable in the last decade and not inflated....
Can diabetes cause infertility in women?

Can diabetes cause infertility in women?

According to a study, India is among the top two countries with the highest number of diabetic population. Prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled for men in India and has also increased by 80 percent among women in India (4.6 percent to 8.3 percent). While there is increasing awareness about diabetes prevention and treatment, there isn’t much awareness about other problems that are caused by diabetes like early onset and increased severity in sexual and urological functions. Diabetes can cause female infertility by delaying menarche (onset of menses for the first time) and this is intensified by the fact that high sugar causes rapid and premature ovarian aging as evidenced by an early menopause. Thus diabetes leads to shortening of a woman’s reproductive lifespan. During the reproductive years, diabetes has consistently been associated with menstrual abnormalities as well. The risk of oligomenorrhea, or delayed periods, is directly proportional to the levels of blood glucose. Uncontrolled diabetes may also negatively affect a growing egg’s micro-environment, thus compromising on ovarian hormone synthesis, ovulation, and the egg’s quality. Further, it may lead to infections of pelvic organs like the ovaries and the fallopian tubes, compromising on a woman’s fertility potential. You might be wondering if there is any connection to being diabetic and infertility. It is not necessary that diabetes is only the reason that keeps women from getting pregnant, but it is often the reason which keeps them from staying pregnant. In many cases, a woman with higher than normal glucose levels does get pregnant month after month. Unfortunately, her diabetes status prevents that embryo from implanting in the uterus,...