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Difference Between PCOD and PCOS

Do you know about the PCOD and PCOS? Are they both are same or different? This is what you are going to study in this article. After going through this article, you would get to know about the difference between both of them and what the relation between them is.

In reality, both PCOD and PCOS are different, in spite of the similarities like being related to the ovaries and developing hormonal imbalances. Let’s look at these conditions from closer and know what makes them different from each other.

Understand the difference between PCOD and PCOS

What is PCOD?

Each female contains two ovaries in their body that produces one egg alternatively every month. The ovaries produce androgens or male hormones in little quantities. But in the condition of PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease), the ovaries begin to release immature or partially mature eggs which further get converted into cysts. Some of the common symptoms include infertility, irregular hairs, weight gain, and male pattern hair loss. In PCOD, the size of the ovaries gets increased from normal and releases large amounts of androgens that can cause difficulties in a woman’s fertility and  her other body functions.

What is PCOS?

In the condition of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), the ovaries begin to produce large amounts of androgen which interrupts the growth and release of the eggs. Some of the eggs get converted into cysts, which are the little sacs filled with liquid. Instead of getting released during ovulation, these cysts start accumulating in the ovaries and even get enlarged over time.

How PCOD and PCOS are different?

PCOS is deemed as a serious problem while PCOD is not considered to be truly a disease as it can be managed with the right food habits and daily exercise. Also, PCOS is a metabolic disorder but PCOD isn’t.

  • Occurrence: In comparison with PCOS, PCOD is a more common disorder. One in every four women around the globe is affected by PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) while PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) has affected a lower number of patients.
  • Causative factors: PCOS disorder is associated with the endocrine system but PCOD is a condition developed by the hormonal imbalance. Several studies have been proven that the imbalance of hormones and genetic factors play an important role in both conditions. The high levels of male hormones prevent ovaries from developing hormones and eggs in a normal way. Inflammation and insulin resistance are also linked with excess androgen production.
  • Effect of PCOD and PCOS in pregnancy: PCOD doesn’t impact pregnancy in all women and shouldn’t consider as an obstacle towards pregnancy. While in the condition of PCOS, conception can be proved as a challenge due to the irregularities in the hormones. To overcome this, the patient should maintain the balance of the hormonal cycle that can create a suitable environment for the release of the ovum and infuse with the sperm during intercourse.

Herbal remedies for PCOD and PCOS

Treatment of PCOD and PCOS is very effective with the Ayurveda system of medicines. Ayurvedic medicines contain herbal extracts which balance the vitiated doshas or bodily energies to treat the disease. The way of working of Ayurvedic medicines is 100 percent natural, permanent, and highly beneficial. With the Ayurvedic medicines of Life Aveda, you can get rid of PCOD and PCOS as all the herbal medicines of Life Aveda consists of the best quality herbal extracts. These ayurvedic medicines are totally pure, natural, and free from any preservative, color, flavor, binder, filler or any other artificial substance. Take a look at these wonderful herbal remedies of Life Aveda for the treatment of PCOD and PCOS.

Herbal Remedies by Life Aveda


Products description:


As the name indicates, Life Aveda’s Ova Cyst capsules are prepared for treating the cysts in the ovaries and maintaining their normal functioning. These capsules are prepared with standardized extracts of Ashoka (Saraca asoca), Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), Shivlingi (Bryonia laciniosa), Varuna (Crateva religiosa), kachnar, and ulatkambal etc. All these herbs are very beneficial in restoring the normal hormonal balance by relieving stress and anxiety, improving fertility with smoother ovulation, repair endometrium walls, reduce body heat, and boost body metabolism. Ova Cyst capsules are very effective in maintaining the normal functioning of the female reproductive system.

Dosage: 1 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.


Life Aveda’s Female Vitality capsules are prepared with the best quality extract of herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Ashoka (Saraca asoca), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc. Use of these capsules will promote the healthy functioning of the female reproductive system, relieves menstrual disorders, maintains a healthy balance of hormones, and aids in treating numerous other diseases related to the female reproductive system.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.


Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is a well-known herb in the Ayurvedic text due to its multiple medicinal properties. The high-quality extract of Shatavari herb present in Life Aveda’s Shatavari capsules will regularize female hormones, maintains a healthy heart, promotes libido, manage menstrual disorders, relieves depression, and also aid in weight loss. One can get rid of PCOD and PCOS to a great extent by using these capsules.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.


The proper treatment of PCOD and PCOS should be taken at the right time as it can give rise to various other reproductive problems and may cause infertility. The above mentioned herbal remedies are very beneficial in treating PCOD and PCOS in a completely natural way and without giving any adverse effects.

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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