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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and Ayurveda

INTRODUCTION

Hormonal imbalance is general problem nowadays in our country. Lifestyle play very vital role in many aspects of health. Gradual change in lifestyle, poor diet and declined rate of physical exercise mostly younger people are prone to hormonal changes and disorders related to hormone dysfunctions. Hormones are very important for the metabolism of minerals, fluid regulation, sexual functions and response to stress. Harmful effects of these hormonal changes increases as we grow and become very difficult to treat at worst.

WHAT IS PCOD's

Polycystic ovarian disease is major cause of infertility. This disease is characterized by formation of single or multi cysts in ovaries which caused disturbed menstrual cycles. Size of ovary increases and secretes androgen and estrogen hormone in great amount. This condition leads to various problem associated with menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac health and physical appearance.

Hormonal balance and genetics play important role in this disorder. Second major factor contribute a lot to this condition is over production of androgen and estrogenic hormones. Generally androgen is male hormone but it is also found in female body in very small quantity. But in this condition due to more production of this hormone cyst is formed in ovaries.

SYMPTOMS OF PCOD

Main Symptoms May Include-

  • Excessive weight gain
  • Acne and pimple
  • Extra growth of facial and body hairs
  • Thinning of scalp hair
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fertility problem further lead to infertility
  • Deep voice
  • Breast size decreases
  • Pelvic pain
  • Irregulars menstruation

CAUSES OF PCOD's

There is no particular cause responsible for this disease. Below mentioned factors may cause this disease-

  • Family history
  • Lifestyle
  • Insulin resistance
  • Overweight
  • Fat and cholesterol related abnormalities
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Sleep apnea

DAIGNOSIS OF PCOD

  • Physical examination
  • Past history
  • Symptoms
  • Menstrual history
  • Blood examination( FBS and lipid profile)
  • Thyroid profile
  • Ultrasonography ( abdominal and vaginal)

COMPLICATIONS OF PCOD

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac complications
  • Breast cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Endometrial cancer
  • High cholesterol

This condition is not prevented but if it is detected in early stages than proper treatment reduces the risk of infertility, obesity, diabetes and heart attack.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

PCOD's is mainly a disorder associated with kapha dosha. Main factor responsible for reproductive system in female is called artava dhatu. The channel that supply nourishment to this system is called artavavaha srota. In ayurvedic point of view, all the three dosha play a vital role in the production of menses in females. Main function of vata is movement of follicle. Action of hormones is mainly due to pitta and cool quality of kapha dosha is responsible for the proper nutrition to the follicle. PCOD's is due to kapha blocking path of vata and pitta dosha. Firstly kapha affected jathra agni (digestive fire) and in this disease affected dhatus are rasa, medha and artava dhatu. Cyst are due to the accumulation of impurities and toxins in rasa and rakta dhatu. Unhealthy lifestyle and history of poor diet generally found among the patients of PCOD. Excessive consumption of contraceptive pills also contribute to this disease.

HERBAL SUPPLEMENT FOR PCOD's

Planet Ayurveda provides many herbal supplements which is very effective in treating cyst. These herbal formulation works slowly and steadily without side effects and causes no fluctuation in hormonal balance. We provide "ANTI-OVARIAN CYST PACK" for the sufferers of PCOD's. Supplements of this pack are mentioned below briefly.

  1. Chanderprabha Vati
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul
  3. Pradrantak Churna

ANTI-OVARIAN CYST PACK

1. Chanderprapha Vati

Main ingredients of chanderprabha 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), saindhav lavan (Rock salt), survarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate), vida lavan (Black salt), danti (Baliospermum montanum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala), ela (Elettaria cardamomum). Chanderprabha vati is best herbal combination for PCOD's because main cause of this disease is kapha dosha. Main function of this herbal formulation is to balance disturbed kapha dosha in body. It is also effective in complications like diabetes, cancers, general weakness and obesity. These pills are small in size but have multiple uses and benefits for reproductive system. This herbal formulation gives wonderful results in diseases related to urinary system. Chanderprabha vati is 100% natural and pure supplement without added chemicals and preservatives.

DOSE - 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals.

PACK SIZE - We provide a pack of 120 tablets.

2. 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). Main action of this herbal supplement is to maintain the balance of tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) in body. This product gives good results for the sufferers of thyroid. It help to reduce cholesterol and unwanted fat in body. It is also effective for cysts and fibroids. This herbal formulation also restrict the growth of tumors and both malignant and benign tumors.

DOSE - 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals.

PACK SIZE - We provide a pack of 120 tablets.

3. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna is 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 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 supplement is totally herbal and have no side effects.

DOSE - 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily.

All above mentioned supplements improve immunity, balance hormones and fight against the abnormal cell growth in body. All the supplements allows organs to work functionally and give benefits to overall body health.

GENERAL MEASURES FOR THE SUFFERERS OF PCOD's

  • If you are overweight try to lose weight.
  • Make a healthy pattern of eating. Try to eat healthy and couple of snacks during day time.
  • 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 to avoid stress.

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