Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common endocrine disorder in women falling in the reproductive age group. It is commonly found in around 70% of women who have ovulation difficulties leading to subfertility.
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that has cysts on the ovaries that prevent the ovaries from performing normally. Symptoms of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome include Amenorrhea or infrequent menstruation, irregular bleeding, infrequent or no ovulation, multiple immature follicles, increased levels of male hormones, male pattern baldness or thinning hair, excess facial and body hair growth, acne, oily skin or dandruff, dark coloured patches of skin specially on neck, groin, underarms, chronic pelvic pain, increased weight or obesity, diabetes, lipid abnormalities, and high blood pressure1.
Fertility problems experienced by women with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome may be related to the elevated hormone, insulin or glucose levels, all of which can interfere with implantation as well as the development of the embryo.
The causes of polycystic ovary syndrome are complex. There are many factors that account for it and this condition generally results from a combination of some genetic, health, and lifestyle factors, some of which have not been identified. Obesity has often been linked with PCOS as obesity in many cases is a result of hormonal imbalance in the body. Because these are very common factors, these variations can be present in people with polycystic ovary syndrome and also in those who don’t have it at all. There is usually a combination of these changes that helps to determine a woman's likelihood of developing the disease.
Ayurveda has a holistic approach towards the management of PCOS. The treatment varies from patient to patient and natural healing is recommended. It starts with building a healthy routine first of all by including a healthy diet and required nutrients. While treating PCOS a personalized approach helps in re-balancing the hormones naturally. The Ayurvedic method of treatment focuses on balancing tissue nutrition, rectifying the imbalance of dosha-bio-energies that govern the body and boosting metabolism. Ayurvedic treatment also helps in a gradual and wholesome weight loss, reducing hair growth, facial hair growth and reducing acne.
Thus, Ayurvedic therapy not only helps in controlling PCOS but helps in restoring the overall health and well-being.