POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISEASE is a relatively common hormonal and metabolic disorder seen in female of age group 18-40 year.
Every month about midway through the menstrual cycle (approximately 10-16 days of normal 28-day cycle) there will be release of ovum (egg) from either right or left ovaries. This is called Ovulation. The egg released by the ovary enters the fallopian tube to make its way towards uterus to form a lining inside uterus so to prepare for the fertilization. If no conception occurs this uterus lining as well as blood and other tissues shed during menstruation. In female suffering from PCOS sometimes there may be ANOVULATION (absence of ovulation) or these eggs instead of entering fallopian tube, it will remain attached on the surface of the ovary resembling itself as a liquid filled thin sphere of bubble or a cyst.
PCOS FACTORS- Few of the main causative factors which lead to PCOS are listed as below:-
- Hormonal imbalance
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Improper sleeping habits
- Excessive intake of soda, junk, fried food, sweets
SIGNS OF PCOS- Certain signs which indicate that you are suffering from PCOS are like below:-
- Less menstrual flow
- Severe cramps during periods
- Irregular periods
- Even if menstruation is normal, ovum(egg) is not released from the ovaries
- Weight gain
- Patches of dark skin on the back of the neck and other area
- Hirsutism- increase in male hormone causes excess of hair growth on the face
- Excessive hair fall.
No matter whatever the causative factor may be to the PCOS , Ayurveda has permanent solution for it. Few of the home remedies which are easy and effective are listed below follow, these are to be followed for at least 3 months for effective results-
1.SHATAVARI- Asparagus Racemosus
SHATAVARI is a rich source of VITAMIN A, B, B2, C, E, folic acid, Magnesium calcium, iron and phosphorus. 1 teaspoon of SHATAVARI powder mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey helps in relieving the symptoms of PCOS.
2.TURMERIC (Curcuma Longa)
TURMERIC helps in improving insulin resistance and helps in detoxifying the female reproductive system. Use TURMERIC liberally while cooking.
3.LODHRA( Symphlocos Racemosa)
LODHRA is a rich source of glucosides it helps in regulating ovarian hormone. a teaspoon of LODHRA powder should be soaked in 200 ml of water for about 2-4 hours. Later it is to be boiled until its quantity reduces to half or 100 ml. This decoction is to be filtered and taken early morning in empty stomach.
4.ASHOKA( Sarca Ashoka)
Ashoka is a rich in anti -inflammatory compound. It helps in repairing the endometrium and helps in regulating the estrogen levels.
Along with the medicine it is importance for the one suffering from PCOS to indulge in exercise, walk, yoga.
YOGASANA and PRANAYAMA listed here are to be practiced regularly by the PCOS patient in order to get good results-
- SURYANAMASKARA (Sun salutation)
- SARVANGASANA (Shoulder stand posture)
- PADMASANA (Lotus posture)
- SETHU BANDASANA (Bridge posture)
- BADDHAKANONASANA (Bound angle posture)
PRANAYAMA like NADI SHODHANA is to be practiced for 10-15 minutes regularly.
About the Author
Dr. Sindhu Prashanth B.A.M.S, M.D( A.M), M.Sc (Yoga)
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Dr. Sindhu Prashanth is a noted Ayurvedic doctor, practicing in Bangalore from more than 9 years. She has extensive experience in field of Ayurveda and Yoga for preventive Care, Chronic disease management and cure, Stress management, Ayurvedic Dietic, Life style management. She has been doing an extensive study in Prenatal Yoga and shortly coming up with a book exclusively for pregnancy Yoga.