Q. Will PCOD cause weight gain, and how to overcome this problem?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 25, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from a PCOD problem that results in body weight gain, so how can I get rid of this problem?

Please help.



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PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is a hormonal disturbance that affects the whole body, generally increasing weight, abnormal hair growth, and anovulatory or scanty ovulatory periods or absent periods.

Take some healthy precautions to do investigations if you have not done them and treat accordingly.

  • Daily exercise, yoga, and walking to reduce weight and have a normal BMI (body mass index).
  • Have a healthy, nutritious diet but less salt, sugar, oil, and spice.
  • For abnormal hair growth, you can go for laser therapy if needed; otherwise, waxing, bleaching or threading, etc.
  • On day two, menses blood is to be checked for sex hormones if they have not been checked (serum testosterone, serum prolactin, serum progesterone, serum follicular stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, serum insulin, thyroid function test).
  • Transvaginal scan if you have not done it recently.

Discuss all results here or local gynecologist.

Thank you.

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