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Role Of Ayurvedic Treatment In PCOD!

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BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery), CGO
Ayurvedic Doctor, Hyderabad  •  17 years experience
Role Of Ayurvedic Treatment In PCOD!

What is PCOD?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD) is a common reproductive endocrine disorder affecting in women. In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, the ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of androgens, and this can interfere with egg development and its release. Some of the eggs develop into cysts, which are little sacs filled with liquid. Instead of egg being released during ovulation in normal menstrual cycle, the cysts build up in the ovaries and may become enlarged. Because females with PCOD are not ovulating or releasing an egg each month, it's common for them to have irregular or missed periods. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common cause of infertility.

In some cases, hair growth on body and face increases. In long term causes diabetes and heart disease. This disease can be treated with Ayurvedic therapy and diet, and exercise also play a vital role in the treatment of PCOD.

Causes and Symptoms of PCOD

There no such causes of this disease but doctors have agreed on three things which are related to the cause of this disease. Main causes of PCOD are:

  1. Genes
  2. Insulin resistance
  3. Inflammation

In some cases, genes and family causes PCOD. Secondly, the insulin resistance as female suffering from insulin cannot use insulin. This resistance of insulin is caused by obesity. Last cause is linked with weight, females who are overweight are suffering from inflammation and this leads to increases in hormone imbalance. There are also several symptoms which females can recognize-

  1. Irregular periods occurring at odd time and occurring more often.
  2. Excessive bleeding which is more than normal period bleeding.
  3. Growth of hair on face and body.
  4. Acne is caused due to imbalance of hormones.
  5. PCOD also causes hormone imbalance.
  6. Weight gain.
  7. Headaches are also common.
  8. Dark skin and patches of dark skin occur in PCOD.

Various Investigations for PCOD

There are various method through which PCOD are investigated. Basically, it can be investigated by -

  1. Irregular periods
  2. Higher level of androgen
  3. Swelling in ovaries

Moreover, pelvic exam helps in looking into the problem in the ovaries. Similarly, blood test also helps in checking the hormone levels and help in recognizing the PCOD. Ultra sound examination helps in identifying the problems in the ovaries.

Ayruvedic treatment for PCOD –

In Ayruvedic therapy, the treatment extends for about 6 months to one year for PCOD depending on patient’s conditions. The Ayurvedic treatment helps in reducing the insulin resistance and reduce the hormone imbalance, it also ensures the fertility and reduces the body weight as well. The internal medicine of this therapy includes but not limited to the herbs like shatavari, lodhra, Ashoka, alovera, bhramhi, punarnava, cinnamon, haridra, karvellaka, guduchi, neem, trifala, usheera, ashwagandha, jambun, meshashringi, vriashamala, kirattikta etc. which reduces the ovary swelling and responsive for its functioning.

Diet and Yoga helps in improving PCOD-

Diet is essential for treatment of any disease. Similarly, in PCOD if female is diagnosed with PCOD, the first thing one should do is that changing in your diet pattern. The advisable diet for PCOD includes natural food like green leafy vegetable, berries, bitter guard, water melon, amla, broccoli, walnuts, almond, flax seeds, whole grain etc. and better to avoid processed food like bakery items, burger, pizza, junk food, cold drinks, milk, fast foods etc.

Similarly, yoga also helps in curing the PCOD. Certain yoga position and exercise helps in pelvic relaxation and release the stress of the body and reduces the symptoms of PCOD. Yoga improves oxygenation to the reproductive organs, relax mind and reduces mental stress which ultimately helps in correcting hormonal imbalance.

Various factors as discussed above helps in curing and controlling PCOD. Things like Ayurvedic medicine, diet, exercise, yoga play an important role in the treatment of PCOD, which ultimately helps in improving fertility rate naturally. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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