Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in women characterized by irregular or no menstrual periods, acne, obesity and excess hair growth. PCOS is a disorder of chronically abnormal ovarian function and abnormally elevated androgen levels, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in a small amount. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries. However, some women with this disorder do not have cysts, while some women without the disorder do develop cysts.
Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from an ovary. This happens so it can be fertilized by a male sperm. If the egg is not fertilized, it is sent out of the body during your period. In some cases, a woman does not make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. When ovulation does not happen, the ovaries can develop many small cysts. These cysts make hormones called androgens. Women with PCOS often have high levels of androgens.This can cause more problems with a woman's menstrual cycle. And it can cause many of the symptoms to PCOS.
Symptoms of PCOS:
Ayurvedic View :
According to Ayurveda, PCOS is a Kapha Disorder. PCOS is due to kapha blocking vata and pitta, hence movement is obstructed and the transformation process is suppressed. Artava dhatu affected by the heavy sticky qualities of kapha and Ama creates sroto dushti in artava vaha srota. The accumulated kapha is expressed in the formation of the cyst in the ovary as it takes on a heavy white sticky quality expressing kapha and ama. Artava- kshaya, which can be correlated with PCOS has been described as a deficiency or loss of artava, artava does not appear in time or is delayed, is scanty and does not last for three days. Pain in the vagina can also be seen. Considering dosha dominance, it can be of following types:
Ayurveda treatment for PCOS is balancing the kapha dosha with the use of diet, herbal medicines, uterine detoxification and lifestyle. Balancing the diet, lifestyle and medicines help to early recovery from the symptoms.
1. Correcting the hormonal imbalance : There are many herbs useful in correcting the hormonal imbalance. Ashoka (saraca asoca), Dashamoola (a group of ten herbal roots) a group of herbs used in preparation of sukumaram kashayam like Ashwagandha, Eranda, Shatavari , etc. are useful in correcting the hormonal imbalance.
2. Treatment of Obesity: Treatment of obesity and specifically against cholesterol can be achieved by using Ayurveda herbal remedy plus diet and lifestyle changes.
3. Treatment of Insulin resistance: Treatment for insulin resistance involves a time-consuming approach with effective Ayurvedic treatment and diet/ lifestyle changes including exercise.
4. Treatment of cysts: Many herbs like kanchanar, punarnava are very helpful in dividing cysts or extra growths in an ovary.
Most commonly used herbal formulations in PCOS are:
Certain yoga exercises like Vajrasana, Sinhasan, Shalabhasan, Sarvangasana are also helpful under supervision of Ayurvedic doctor.
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