Alternative Treatment For Pcos (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is also known as PCOD or Polycystic ovarian disease. It is one of the most common gynecological disorder whose prevalence is increasing day by day among Indian women.  Most of the young girls and middle aged women are affected by PCOS.

It is a complex disease which involves many factors and organs such as – obesity, insulin resistance, irregular menstrual bleeding (in most cases, excessive menstrual bleeding), abnormal menstrual periods & cycle, lack of ovum production (anovulation) etc. Approximately it affects 5- 12% of women. It is one of the leading cause of female infertility.

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There are different ways to treat PCOS. Allopathic treatment may cause severe side effects. There is an alternative treatment for PCOS called Ayurvedic treatment. It is a natural way to treat the diseased condition without causing any side effects. There are number of herbs used in the treatment of PCOS such as

  1. Ashok (Saraca indica)
  2. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  3. Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa)
  4. Harad (Terminalia chebula)

What is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

It is most common hormonal problem in women in which Ovaries get enlarged, that contain small collection of fluid, multiple immature follicles which is characterized by irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and acne. Generally cystsare harmless but in some cases it may cause bleeding and pain. Size of cysts may vary, it can be small as a pea or large as an orange.

CAUSES OF PCOS

Its exact cause is unknown. Usually it happens due to imbalance of hormone of pituitary and ovaries, when a hormone called LH (from the pituitary gland) or levels of insulin (from the pancreas) are too high, which then causes the ovaries to make extra amounts of testosterone. But other factors involved in PCOS are given below:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Low grade inflammation
  • Hereditary
  • Mental stress
  • Lack of physical activity

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Some common signs and symptoms may involve:

  • Irregular menses
  • Acne
  • Abnormal hair growth on face
  • Hair fall or alopecia
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Elevated levels of male hormones (androgens)

DIAGNOSIS

Before switch to any treatment option, it’s important to discuss diagnosis with doctor. During diagnosis doctor may include symptoms and perform some tests which include:

  • Physical exam – It includes the height, weight and blood pressure.
  • Blood tests – It helps to measure the hormone level in blood.
  • Ultrasound – It shows the appearance of ovaries and lining of uterus.

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PCOS

In most of the time it is neglected as a minor health complaint or simple menstrual irregularity. Its early detection and immediate attention will help to control the disease as well as to avoid the complications like infertility. It causes severe complications like:

  • Infertility
  • Endometrial (lining of uterus) cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression and anxiety

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF PCOS

According to Ayurvedic point of view, there are three main energies and seven dhatus responsible for healthy wellbeing. The main cause of PCOD is vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus and all three energies. In this case, toxins and impurities get accumulated inside the body in the form of cyst around ovaries. In some patients agnimandya (low digestive fire) may also exist.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PCOS OR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicines which mainly works on the principle of herbal or natural way to cure disease using herbs present in nature. Herbs have wonderful power to bring astonishing results.

Alternative treatment of PCOS mainly focuses on addressing three main types of PCOS signs

  1. Hormonal imbalances
  2. Insulin, blood sugar, and metabolic sensitivities and/or irregularities
  3. Stress response and management

PLANET AYURVEDA’S TREATMENT FOR PCOS OR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Planet Ayurveda offers wonderful alternative treatment for PCOS. They offer a combo pack called Anti ovarian cyst Pack. These medicines are free from any side effects.

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This pack contains following products:

  1. Pradrantakchurna
  2. Chanderprabhavati
  3. Kanchnaarguggul

Product description:

1. PRADRANTAK CHURNA

This is herbal powder formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is obtained from the blend of different herbs like Lodhra, Ashok, Udumbur, Arjunawhich offer good Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS.

Ingredients

BENEFITS

These herbs have wonderful properties to treat the excess bleeding and abnormal menses. It is very effective remedy for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. It also has the anti-inflammatory properties that helps to reduce the pain and swelling in ovarian cysts and also reduce the size of cysts. It helps in managing all gynecological conditions.

Dosage – 1 tea spoonful, 2 times in a day with water or fresh juice.

2. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

It is one of effective formulation used in Ayurveda for the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease. It is made from mixture of different ingredients which are as following.

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Comniphoramukul)
  • Sharkara (Sugar)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomumcamphora)
  • Vacha (Acoruscalamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embeliaribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiberofficinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhavlavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchallavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermummontanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomumzeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomumtamala)
  • Ela (Elettariacardamomum)

BENEFITS

It has a calming effect on the entire body. It is one of the most potent adaptogen and stress-buster and causes relaxation.

Dose – 2 tablets twice a day after meal with plane water.

3. KANCHLNAAR GUGGUL

These are herbal tablets obtained from following ingredients:

  • Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminaliachebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminaliabellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiberofficinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum
  • Varuna (Crataevareligiosa)

BENEFITS

  • It helps to balance all three doshas in body which is the main cause of any disease.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce swelling.
  • It is good to shrink the cysts and swellings.

Dose: 2 tablets thrice daily with lukewarm water.

DIET & LIFESTYLE ADVICE

  • Low-fat milk is suggested.
  • Take light fruits such as oranges, apples, grape fruit, pineapple, papaya and pears.
  • Grains like barley, chickpea and millets good in this problem. Avoid to take too much wheat or rice, as it increases kapha.
  • Avoid the Vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes as they can cause weight gain.
  • Follow a lifestyle which doesn’t cause the aggravation of tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha).
  • Try to keep yourself away from Negative feelings like stress and tension. Try to avoid physical or mental work beyond your capacity.
  • Try to avoid the use of contraceptives.
  • Avoid the excessive fasting and overeating too.
  • Avoid Smoking.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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