Everything you need to know about PCOS
Everything you need to know about PCOS
Globally, one in ten women suffer from this problem during their menstrual years, that is between the ages of 15-45, also considered the most crucial age for the overall development of body structure. Any malfunction of hormones in this age group leads to serious consequences in the later years.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal endocrine disorder affecting women’s reproductive health, is on the rise with over a million cases being diagnosed every year. Occurring due to the development of cysts near the ovaries, this disorder is a major cause of irregularity in the menstrual cycle, and infertility in women as a result of hyperthyroidism, and ovarian dysfunction.
Cause of PCOS
One of the reasons for PCOS or PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is due to the excessive release of the hormone testosterone in the body causing an imbalance. The ovaries may develop fluid-like structures called follicles, later forming cysts, which may result in the inability of the ovaries to produce eggs, leading to hormonal imbalances. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, however, insulin resistance resulting in hyperinsulinemia, an inactive lifestyle, lack of exercise, poor diet, and more junk food and stress, etc., are considered contributory factors of PCOS.
According to Ayurveda, PCOS carries the features of Artava Kshaya, Kapha Dusti, and Medodusti. Artava Kshaya occurs mainly as a result of an imbalance in the doshas, especially Vata, and Kapha.
Symptoms of PCOS
Irregular or no menstrual periods, infertility, hirsutism, acne, dandruff, obesity, sudden weight gain, and skin issues are some of the signs and symptoms of PCOS. Sleep apnea, commonly seen in PCOS patients, is a serious sleeping disorder wherein the person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts.
Besides physical infirmity, PCOS also greatly affects the patient’s mental health. They may often feel depressed, dejected, and lonely. Psychological disorders may cause mental and emotional turmoil. Socially, it negatively affects self-perception.
Ayurvedic Management of PCOS
In modern medicine, PCOS is treated by hormonal therapy, while Ayurvedic treatment of PCOD aims at treating the root cause. i.e. correction of the ama dosha, by correcting the metabolism kosha shuddi, which in turn regularizes the tridoshas. Two types of Ayurveda treatment for Artav kshaya condition are Samshodhana and Samshamana. Among Samshodhan treatment, Panchakarma procedures like Vamana and Virechana are beneficial in Artava kshaya. These Panchkarma procedures help in cleansing, detoxifying, and correcting hormonal imbalances by improving the metabolism.
One should do yoga and meditation regularly as these play an important role in the treatment of PCOD. Yoga also helps in weight loss, relieves stress, and improves blood circulation to the ovaries, thus naturally curing PCOD. Some of the ideal postures for this condition include Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Mortkosan, Tittaliasana, Bhujangasana, and Shavasana. A combination of herbs, therapies, and a healthy lifestyle is needed to improve the condition of PCOS. Treatment is selected according to the age and condition of the patient. The Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS is cost-effective and without any side effects.
PCOS Home Remedies
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder to be boiled in a cup of water for 5-7 min. To be taken daily. It helps to correct menstrual irregularities.
- Fenugreek (methi) seeds should be added to the diet. Soak it overnight & consume it with water. This helps to correct plasma glucose levels and hyperinsulinemia.
- Use sesame oil for cooking.
- 1 tsp of sesame (til) seeds along with 1 tsp of jaggery is good for scanty periods.
- 1 tsp of Triphala powder with warm water at bedtime (except during periods).
- Fresh juice of Amla mixed with water, consume twice a day before food for weight loss.
- Regular use of lemon juice will help to induce the menstrual cycle.
- Acne – a pack of neem + turmeric, application of clove paste.
- Dill leaves (Sabakki soppu) – include in the diet to regularize the menstrual cycle.
- Excess intake of salty, sweets should be avoided.
- Potato, brinjal, rajma, chana dal, and tur daal should be avoided for regular use.
- Avoid late night sleep and day sleep.
- Avoid late-night dinners.
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