Hormonal imbalance is a common problem nowadays. Lifestyle plays a very vital role in many aspects of health. The 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?
The Polycystic ovarian disease is a major cause of infertility. This disease is characterized by the 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 the various problem associated with the menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac health, and physical appearance.
Hormonal balance and genetics play important role in this disorder. There is overproduction of androgen and estrogen hormones. Generally, androgen is a male hormone but it is also the found in female body in very small quantity. But in this condition due to more production of this hormone, a 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
- 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
- Insulin resistance
- Fat and cholesterol related abnormalities
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Sleep apnea
DIAGNOSIS OF PCOD
- Physical examination
- Past history
- Menstrual history
- Blood examination (FBS and lipid profile)
- Thyroid profile
- Ultrasonography ( abdominal and vaginal)
COMPLICATIONS OF PCOD
- Cardiac complications
- Breast cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- High cholesterol
PCOD is mainly a disorder associated with kapha dosha. In Ayurvedic point of view, all the three dosha play a vital role in the production of menses in females. The main function of vata is a movement of the follicle. The action of hormones is mainly due to pitta and cool quality of kapha dosha 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 contributes to this disease.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR PCOD BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack for ayurvedic treatment of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Chandraprabha Vati - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
- Pradrantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with warm water.
- Kanchnaar Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
- Punarnava Mandur - 2 tabs twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Kumari Saar -2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
1. CHANDRAPRABHA VATI
Main ingredients of chandraprabha vati are guggul (Commiphora mukul), sharkara (Sugar), shilajit (Asphaltum), karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), vacha (Acorus calamus), mustak (Cyprus rotundus), haridra (Curcuma longa), amalki (Emblica officinalis), chavya (Piper chaba), vidanga (Embelia ribes), guduchi (Tinospora cardifolia), shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), maricha (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum), sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate), yavkshaar (Potassium carbonate), saindhavlavan (Rock salt), survarchallavan (Sodium sulphate), vidalavan (Black salt), danti (Baliospermum montanum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala), ela (Elettaria cardamomum). Chandraprabha vati is a best herbal combination for PCOD's because main cause of this disease is kapha dosha and the main function of this herbal formulation is to balance disturbed kapha dosha in the body. It is also effective in complications like diabetes, cancers, general weakness, and obesity. This herbal formulation gives wonderful results in diseases related to the urinary system. Chandraprabha vati is 100% natural without any added chemicals and preservatives.
2. PRADRANTAK CHURNA
Pradrantak churna is a combination of best herbs in powder form and best used in the problems like cyst and fibroid. The herbs used in this blend are:-
- Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa)
- Ashok (Saraca indica)
- Udumbur (Ficus glomerata)
- Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
Pradrantak churna is an herbal formulation for female health care and to cure problems like ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine fibroids. Saraca indica gives miraculous results in hormonal imbalance. This formulation is totally herbal and has no side effects.
3. KANCHNAAR GUGGUL
Main ingredients to make this herbal formulation are Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variega), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longuum), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa). The main action of this herbal supplement is to maintain the balance of tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) in the body. This product gives good results for the sufferers of the thyroid. It helps to reduce cholesterol and unwanted fat in the body. It is also effective for cysts and fibroids. This herbal formulation also restricts the growth of both malignant and benign tumors.
4. PUNARNAVA MANDUR
Punarnava mandoor is a classical ayurvedic medicine mainly used in managing conditions like anemia, splenomegaly and piles. This formulation predominately balances kapha and pitta dosha. Ingredients like Punaranava (Boerhavia diffusa), Triphala (Three myrobalans), Trikatu are used in making this formulation which works synergistically in reducing the cyst size and balancing the hormonal imbalance. In ovarian cyst there is a heavy blood loss thus punarnava mandoor helps in increasing hemoglobin and restricts the excessive blood flow.
5. KUMARI SAAR
Kumari saar is a juice preparation prepared from the mesmerizing herb Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis). This herb contains active phytochemicals like anthraquinones, amino acids, hormones which are enriched with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. Ghrit kumari balances all the three doshas but predominantly balances vata and pitta dosha. In gynecological disorders, kumari saar works very well as it reduces the size of multiple cysts present in the ovaries and balances the level of oestrogen and progesterone.
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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.
1. What are the symptoms of PCOS
The major symptoms include irregular periods, acne, excessive hair growth (Hirsutism) on body especially facial hair growth, obesity, hair-loss from the head, diabetes, tanning around the neck and underarm area and infertility.
2. Is PCOS life-threatening?
PCOS is a hormonal disorder which can be further associated with a number of medical conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus (insulin resistance body), stroke, and cardiovascular disease. It can also be associated with endometrial and uterine cancer. So yes we can say the PCOS is a life-threatening disease to some extent.
3. What are the benefits of Spearmint Tea during PCOS?
Women with PCOS face hirsutism problem i.e. excessive hair growth on the face and other parts of the body. Spearmint Tea has an anti-androgenic effect which shows a good effect during PCOS. It reduces hair growth and prevents hirsutism. You should consume two cups of Spearmint Tea per day.
4. Are flax seeds and walnuts effective during PCOS?
Yes, both are a very good superfood for PCOS sufferer. Along with Omega-3 fatty acids flaxseeds also contains lignans, they are phytoestrogens or plant estrogens which decrease the amount of androgen, testosterone, the main reason for hirsutism and infertility in women. Walnuts also reduce the level of testosterone in PCOS patient.
5.Is Avocado good for PCOS?
Yes. Avocado contains healthy fats and anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the inflammation which further prevents the androgen production in women's. Along with this Avocados increase the absorption of oil-based nutrients and carotenoids.
6. Should I go for gluten-free and reduce dairy product consumption?
Gluten and dairy products cause inflammation in their body, in this case. Removing it from your diet will definitely reduce the symptoms of PCOS. Dairy products have high estrogen concentration, so yes you should limit your dairy and gluten consumption.
7. Why does PCOS keep me from losing weight?
During PCOS your body becomes insulin resistance, and high insulin level increases the production of androgen which will lead to symptoms such as acne, hair growth, irregular periods, and weight gain. It will also increase the risk of diabetes mellitus and finally you are struggling with losing weight.
8. Will taking the pills help PCOS?
Many doctors suggest that you take birth control pills to manage your menstrual cycle but we recommend that instead of taking birth control pills you should opt for some ayurvedic medicine such as Anti-ovarian Cyst Pack which includes Chanderprabha Vati , Pradrantak Churna, and Kanchnaar Guggul. These are pure natural herbal medicines and have no side effects. Birth control pills sometimes cause severe side effects so you should avoid them.
9. What fruits and vegetables are good for PCOS?
Food such as green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, capsicum, and collards), plenty of fish, nuts (almonds & walnuts) seeds (flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds), fruits (berries, oranges, avocados, apple etc), whole grains such as brown rice oats, poha, lentils, cereals etc. are beneficial. You should avoid fast foods, dairy products, pasta, momos, fried and highly processed food.
10. Is Yogurt good for PCOS?
Yogurt and all dairy products should be avoided if you have allergies and sensitivity for them. I certainly recommended that you should avoid them at least for a few months and after that, you will definitely see some changes in your body.
11. Is PCOS serious?
If it is not treated, over time it can lead to some serious health issues such as infertility, diabetes, heart disorder, and even cancer in women. In PCOS the number of cyst formation can take place on your ovaries which further cause a drastic hormonal imbalance in your body.
12. Can I get pregnant with PCOS?
If you suffer from PCOS, it is hard to get pregnant, because during PCOS your periods get disturbed and there is no proper ovulation. But you don't worry it's not permanent you can cure it with the help of some herbal medicines which are offered by Planet Ayurveda such as Chanderprabha Vati , Pradrantak Churna, and Kanchnaar Guggul.
13. What is the main cause of PCOS?
The main cause behind this disease is bad eating habits, obesity, insulin resistance, and genes. Yes, studies show that PCOS runs in families. Due to these the androgen level in your body increase and it will leads to appearance of PCOS Symptoms.