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Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) affects women in their childbearing years and results in hormonal imbalance. Irregular and heavy periods, hair growth on face and body, male-pattern baldness, weight gain, etc., are the common symptoms.

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Do irregular food timings lead to weight gain in PCOD patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old unmarried woman with PCOD. I was diagnosed with PCOD eight years back. My height is 4.9 feet, and my current weight is 150 lbs. I have been trying to lose weight for years. A few years back, my weight was 176 lbs, and in the past one and a half years, I have been abl...  Read Full »

Dr. Jignaba Zala

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are multiple factors in your case. as you have PCOD (poly-cystic ovarian disease), you have a hormonal imbalance that causes bloating, water retention, and weight gain. The second thing you are not physically active or do exercise. Third, your activities schedule ...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old women with PCOD. Can I reduce my weight with probiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old woman with PCOD, and I have a body weight of 187 lbs. I plan to lose weight, and my dietician has suggested I take foods rich in probiotics. To reduce my weight rapidly, I also think of adding probiotic supplements. So, can you tell me some probiotic supplements to h...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to know what you are taking as of now so I can suggest other than that. Probiotics alone do not work; they need prebiotics also. Some prebiotics is rice kanji (cooked rice soaked in water overnight in an earthen pot), curd, or buttermilk.  Read Full »

Can you suggest a diet plan to reduce my weight and achieve pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old housewife. I am suffering from infertility since I got married seven years ago. I have PCOD, tubal block, and hypothyroidism. I am overweight. All the treatments we took for conception failed. I was advised to reduce my weight by at least 10 %. But, I am unable to lo...  Read Full »

Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not get scared about your weight. You can reduce it easily by following a good diet plan and with normal walking. I am sending you a diet chart. Please follow it and be in touch with me for the follow-up. Foods to be included are: Fish like salmon (...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and, despite exercising and following a diet, am unable to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an unmarried woman and quite overweight. My present weight is 163 pounds, and my height is five feet. I am a patient of PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). I was diagnosed with PCOD at the age of 14. I have struggled with my overweight for a long time, followed a diet, and did light exe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The images of the exercises that you have sent (attachment removed for protecting patient identity) are for people who are middle-aged or older to keep indoors. You need to lose weight, and for that, you will need to do the following 1). Eat a 1500 kilo calorie diet....  Read Full »

I got married recently but have not interest in sex. Is this a psychological or hormonal problem?

Query: Hello doctor, It is just been a month since we got married. I have noticed that I do not desire sex with my husband. I do not know if the problem is psychological or something else. Even kissing disgusts me. I feel he is not approaching me the right way. Neither of us has had sex before. Both of us ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me tell you very emphatically that sex is not what has been shown in porn movies or romantic novels. Sex is a combination of art and science. For novices (virgins), it can be challenging, painful, and disappointing. Before one can start enj...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and not able to conceive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, We have been married for nine years but have yet to conceive. I have PCOD, but my husband's sperm count is good. I have gone through 3 IUI cycles. Kindly help  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to suggest Aloes compound tablet (Kumari, Hirabol, Kambhoji), two in the morning and two at night. VaanKumari Legiyam (Aloe vera, Cinnamon, Almonds, Gulkhand) 1 teaspoon, three times daily. Capsule Siddhadhi Ennai (Thippili, Karun, Seeragam) seven capsules together durin...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old woman with PCOD and have been experiencing hair loss and thinning. What are the ways to prevent it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with PCOD for two years and has observed gradual hair thinning. I began to change my routine and make some lifestyle changes, such as eating a high protein diet, walking, exercising for thirty minutes every day, oiling hair regularly, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. In general, several factors such as hormonal imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiency, lack of exercise, and inadequate sleep tend to disrupt the hair cycle, resulting in hair loss. Because it is a multifactorial problem, taking medications ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet chart to reduce weight and improve fertility.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old, her height is 4 feet 10 inches, and her weight is 134 lbs. She is a bit overweight and also has a PCOD problem. We got married two years ago, and she cannot get pregnant. Please send the diet chart to reduce her weight. What are all the foods that she can take ...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thanks for your query. From your information, I got to know that she is obese. She needs to reduce approximately 13 lbs. It is too much weight for her height but no worry she can reduce it by diet and some exercises. She needs very low calorie diet of about 12...  Read Full »

Will my PCOD get cured with homeopathy treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD for about 15 years. I have all symptoms of pcod and irregular periods problem. I had one miscarriage 5 years ago due to cervical incompetence. I just started taking Kalarchi choornam for 48 days and facing some side effects. My body is developing heat and I have got some ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kalarchi choornam can be continued for a minimum of 3 months and to a maximum of 6 months. The heat and pimples might be due to PCOD itself. Some people develop flatulence (gas trouble) due to Kalarchi choornam. This can be prevented by consuming the drug along with (or a...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and gastritis. Please suggest me a non-vegetarian diet to reduce my weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD and have been advised by my doctor to reduce my weight. However, I have gastritis and cannot eat pulses and nuts. I need a non-vegetarian diet to reduce weight. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest the following. In the early morning, around 7 AM to 1 PM, take glass-soaked fenugreek seed water with one pinch of cinnamon powder. At 7.15 AM, take green tea and four almonds. For breakfast, around ...  Read Full »

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