Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), is also referred to as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is a chronic and disturbing hormonal disorder found in women in their reproductive age, i.e. 18-45 years. Females with PCOS / PCOD may have increased male hormones, irregular periods and multiple small cysts or fluid-filled sacs in one or both ovaries.

The exact cause for PCOS disorder or PCOD is unclear. It can be attributed to the disturbed hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, genetic and environmental factors like lifestyle and dietary habits.