All about PCOD
Gynecology

All about PCOD

What is PCOD

  • Cyst is a small lump or bump that is usually felt just beneath the skin. A cyst can form in any part of the body including liver, kidneys, breast or ovaries
  • Poly means many and ‘Poly Cystic’ means many cysts. One cyst is not PCOD
  • Over 10 cysts of 5 -7 mm in Ovaries, a part of female reproductive organ where eggs are produced, is termed as Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder or in short PCOD

What’s the symptoms of PCOD

Early signs of PCOD shows up as Periods irregularities such as: –

  • Heavy or scanty menstrual blood flow
  • Irregular, delayed or early periods cycle
  • Long or short periods duration
  • Abdomen pain

If PCOD is not treated in time, it leads to other complications such as: –

  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Acne, pigmentation or skin darkening
  • Excess hair growth like males
  • Infertility resulting in difficulty to get pregnant

Who’s affected by PCOD

Statistics indicate that in India, 1 in every 5 women below the age of 35 years is said to have PCOD. It also affects over 10 million women globally

What causes PCOD

As per modern science, exact cause of this disorder is not clearly known. It broadly attributes it to faulty diet, sedentary lifestyle and stress.

However, Acharya Charak, one of the renowned master of Ayurveda scripted 20 gynecological disorders in his Vedic scripture ‘Charak Samhita’. Ayurveda, one of the oldest medical science in the world perfectly decoded woman anatomy almost 4000 years ago that still stays relevant in modern times.

As per Ayurveda, root cause of most gynecological disorder including PCOD is as follows: –

  • Metabolism or digestive power (Pitta) plays the most important role in converting any food we eat in to nutritional juices
  • Weak metabolism reduces our ability to properly digest food resulting in undigested food matter, a sticky mucus-like substance called ‘Ama’ which is highly toxic in nature
  • Ama mixes with blood and reaches Ovaries where female eggs are produced every month
  • When Ama reaches ovaries and comes in contact with hyper-sensitive female eggs, it disturbs its natural growth process called Ovulation and these immature eggs gets trapped in to ovaries and develops in to multiple cysts or medically stated as Poly Cysts in Ovaries

How to treat PCOD

Modern science commonly prescribes following treatment: –

  • Hormonal replacement therapy
  • Metformin tablets generally prescribed to treat Diabetes
  • Surgery for Cyst removal

These treatments may offer fast relief from PCOD symptoms. But it does not eliminate the root cause of this disorder.

Therefore,

Ayurveda is rapidly emerging as the best medical science in world to treat most modern day lifestyle disorders like PCOD, diabetes, asthma or arthritis. Ayurvedic herbs eliminates the deep-seated root cause of any disease and naturally restores biological balance in the body.

Ayurveda treatment for PCOD

  1. Detoxify Ama and dissolve cysts
  2. Strengthen metabolism and immunity
  3. Improve ovarian functions to regulate ovulation
  4. Restore hormonal imbalance & insulin resistance

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