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Polycystic Ovarian

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Polycystic Ovarian

Hormonal imbalance is common problem nowadays. Lifestyle plays very vital role in many aspects of health. Gradual change in lifestyle, poor diet and declined rate of physical exercise are very common nowadays. Mostly younger people are prone to disorders related to hormone dysfunctions. Hormones are very important for the metabolism of minerals, fluid regulation, sexual functions and response to stress.


WHAT IS PCOD?


Polycystic ovarian disease is major cause of infertility. This disease is characterized by formation of single or multiple cysts in ovaries which in turn causes irregular menstrual cycles. Size of ovary increases and it secretes androgen and estrogen hormones in great amount. This condition leads to various problem associated with menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac health and physical appearance.

Hormonal balance and genetics play important role in this disorder. There is over production of androgen and estrogen hormones. Generally androgen is male hormone but it is also foundin female body in very small quantity. But in this condition dueto more production of this hormone, cyst is formed in ovaries.


SYMPTOMS OF PCOD


MAIN SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:-

  • Excessive weight gain

  • Acne and pimple

  • Extra growth of facial and body hair

  • Thinning of scalp hair

  • Depression and anxiety

  • infertility

  • Deep voice

  • Breast size decreases

  • Pelvic pain

  • Irregulars menstruation

CAUSES OF PCOD


There is no particular cause responsible for this disease.


FEW FACTORS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DISEASE:-

  • Family history

  • Lifestyle

  • Insulin resistance

  • Overweight

  • Fat and cholesterol related abnormalities

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Sleep apnea

DIAGNOSIS OF PCOD

  • Physical examination

  • Past history

  • Symptoms

  • Menstrual history

  • Blood examination (FBS and lipid profile)

  • Thyroid profile

  • Ultrasonography ( abdominal and vaginal)

COMPLICATIONS OF PCOD

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiac complications

  • Breast cancer

  • Hypertension

  • Depression

  • Endometrial cancer

  • High cholesterol

If it is detected in early stages then proper treatment reduces the risk of infertility, obesity, diabetes and heart attack


AYURVEDIC VIEW


PCOD is mainly a disorder associated with kaphadosha. In ayurvedic point of view, all the three dosha play a vital role in the production of menses in females. Main function of vata is movement of follicle. Action of hormones is mainly due to pitta and cool quality of kaphadosha is responsible for the proper nutrition to the follicle.

PCOD is due to kapha blocking path of vata and pitta dosha. Firstly kapha affects jathraagni (digestive fire). Cysts are due to the accumulation of impurities and toxins in rasa and raktadhatu. Unhealthy lifestyle and history of poor diet generally found among the patients of PCOD. Excessive consumption of contraceptive pills also contribute to this disease.


Polycystic Ovarian Care Pack


​All above mentioned supplements improve immunity, balance hormones and fight against the abnormal cell growth in body.


GENERAL MEASURES FOR PCOD

  • If you are overweight try to lose weight.

  • Make a healthy pattern of eating.

  • Avoid fatty diet and try to avoid packed and saturated food.

  • Try to get physical activity and exercise every day.

  • Spend quality time with family and friend for relaxation and avoid stress.






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