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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd collects, and the ways in which HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. uses that personal information

Personal information collection
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
  • information about your use of this website (including [Helping you in your lifestyle disorder, guiding you to the right consultant and to help you better you
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website (including [Name, Email address, Telephone number, referral contact and city
  • any other information that you send to HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.

Using personal information
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may use your personal information to:
  • Administer this website
  • Personalize the website for you
  • Enable your access to and use of the website services
  • Publish information about you on the website
  • Supply to you services that you purchase
  • Send to you statements and invoices
  • Send you marketing communications

Where HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. will store all the personal information you provide [on its secure servers.
Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

Cross-border data transfers
Information that HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

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HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. treatment of your personal information, please write:
  • by email to info@myhealthworks.in

Polycystic Ovarian disorder (PCOD)

Polycystic ovarian disorder (PCOD), also called hyperandrogenic anovulation (HA) or Stein–Leventhal syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders among women. PCOD has a diverse range of causes that are not entirely understood, but there is evidence that it is largely a genetic disorder. Others say it is generally a metabolic dysfunction, since it is reversible. Even though considered as a gynecological problem, PCOD consists of 28 clinical symptoms.

PCOD produces symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (approximately 12 to 45 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading causes of female subfertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age.Finding that the ovaries appear polycystic on ultrasound is common, but it is not an absolute requirement in all definitions of the disorder.

The most common immediate symptoms are anovulation, excess androgenic hormones, and insulin resistance. Anovulation results in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and ovulation-related infertility. Hormone imbalance generally causes acne and hirsutism. Insulin resistance is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among those affected.

It's estimated that approximately 5% of women with PCOD have a condition called "acanthosis nigricans". It's a skin disorder having darkish, velvety skin in body folds and creases, especially the neck, groin or armpits. Sometimes, the lips, palms, soles of feet, belly button or other areas may be affected. Skin tags are often present. Acanthosis nigricans usually appears slowly and doesn't cause any symptoms beyond the skin. Acanthosis nigricans is typically classified into 2 types: benign (not cancerous) and malignant (cancerous).

How is it caused?

The most common cause would be insulin resistance, or the body's inability to efficiently utilize the hormone insulin. Insulin resistance is also a leading cause of polycystic ovarian disorder.

Obesity can lead to acanthosis nigricans, as can many endocrine disorders such as polycystic ovarian disorder. Acanthosis nigricans is frequently found in people with diabetes.

Some drugs, such as human growth hormone or oral contraceptives, may also contribute to acanthosis nigricans.

People with cancers of the gastrointestinal or genitourinary tracts or with lymphoma may develop acanthosis nigricans.

Management of PCOD

The primary treatments for PCOD include: lifestyle changes, medications and surgery.

Goals of treatment may be considered under four categories:
  • Lowering of insulin resistance levels
  • Restoration of fertility
  • Treatment of hirsutism or acne
  • Restoration of regular menstruation, and prevention of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer

In each of these areas, there is considerable debate as to the optimal treatment. One of the major reasons for this is the lack of large-scale clinical trials comparing different treatments. Smaller trials tend to be less reliable and hence may produce conflicting results. General interventions that help to reduce weight or insulin resistance can be beneficial for all these aims, because they address what is believed to be the underlying cause.

As PCOD appears to cause significant emotional distress, appropriate support may be useful.

Diet

Where PCOD is associated with overweight or obesity, successful weight loss is the most effective method of restoring normal ovulation/menstruation, but many women find it very difficult to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. A scientific review in 2013 found similar decreases in weight and body composition and improvements in pregnancy rate, menstrual regularity, ovulation,

hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, lipids, and quality of life to occur with weight loss independent of diet composition. A low Glycemic Index diet, in which a significant part of total carbohydrates are obtained from fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain sources, has resulted in greater menstrual regularity than a macronutrient-matched healthy diet. Vitamin D deficiency may play some role in the development of the metabolic syndrome, so treatment of any such deficiency is indicated.

10 natural treatments for PCOD

  1. Consume good fats – Butter, lard, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil
  2. Avoid factory meat and animal products
  3. Avoid refined sugar and grains
  4. Choose natural woman’s’ products
  5. Be aware of zeno-hormones
  6. Avoid Soy
  7. Take care of your liver
  8. Avoid food preservatives
  9. Use herbs and natural supplements to regulate ovulation/menstruation
  10. Practice lunaception - The practice of sleeping in complete darkness except for 3 nights out of your cycle/month.

The following products are recommended for bringing order to the Lifestyle Disorders.

Supplements for PCOD

  • Multivitamin
  • Gluta-C
  • Glusel-E
  • Omega-3
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Ginseng
  • Protein Powder
  • Super-B
  • Metsulin
Dosage recommendation can be sought from our specialist at My HealthWorks Clinics/ Telephonically.

Yoga for PCOD

  • Butterfly pose
  • Supta Badhakonasana
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Chakki Chalanasana
  • Shavasana
  • Padma Sadhana
  • Sun salutation