POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) is probably the fastest growing health hazard among women of reproductive age. Modern stressful lifestyle and food-habits are very much linked and do contribute or accelerate many diseases, PCOS being one among them, it commonly is accompanied by conditions like obesity, menstrual irregularities which in turn lead to infertility. Personalised treatment by a Physician aims to address the root cause of the disease and bring balance to the body
Common symptoms of PCOS
- Irregular menstrual cycles – Menstruation may be less or more frequent due to less or frequent ovulation
- Amenorrhoea (no periods) – Some women with PCOS do not menstruate for months.
- Excessive facial or body hair growth
- Reduced fertility – Due to less frequent or absent ovulation
- Mood changes
- Insulin resistance
- Vandhya (infertility).
- Obesity ( Sthoulya)
- Acne( Mukhadooshika)
- Baldness ( Khalitya.)
Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS follows these protocols:
Ayurvedic detoxification of the body, Strengthening and revitalizing the female reproductive system, rectifying hormonal imbalance, managing obesity and insulin resistance can correct PCOS.
- Correcting hormonal imbalance:
There are many herbs useful in correcting the hormonal imbalance.
- Treatment for obesity:
Treatment to reduce obesity achieved by using Ayurvedic herbal remedies plus adding diet and lifestyle changes.
- Treatment for insulin resistance:
Treatment for insulin resistance involves giving an effective ayurvedic treatment based on an individual body constitution by correcting diet and lifestyle changes plus including exercise.
Panchakarma treats the root cause by eradicating toxins from the reproductive system. The uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and the vagina are cleansed and hormones are balanced.
Administering Pancha Karma procedures along with special ayurvedic herbal medicines will bring balance and revitalisation to the female reproductive system.
Anti-PCOD Diet Plan General Guidelines for PCOD
PCOD is majorly a metabolic disease, and hence diet and exercise play a huge role in managing it. Over 60% of young women suffering from PCOD are overweight, and they often have higher levels of insulin in their blood.
Knowing the right types of foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way one feels and may help lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOD symptoms.
Women with PCOS/PCOD have insulin resistance and therefore the diet that a physian advises them is what is important. It needs to be rich in fibre with no or limited carbohydrates and processed foods.