Category: Ovarian Cysts

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

Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

It is a painful condition in which the tissue that lines the endometrium grows outside the uterus. It affects 176 million women worldwide. If it is not diagnosed properly which leads to various complications. Modern medicine has no treatment for this painful disease. They treat this condition by prescribing birth control pills and by hormonal treatments. Hormonal treatment includes the therapy to supress the body’s production of estrogen. There are number of drugs which work by reducing the production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinising hormone (LH). One such drug is Danazol which works similar to Testosterone. It works by reducing FSH and LH levels if taken for 6-9 months but this therapy has various side effects like- pseudomenopause, hot flushes, growth of hair on skin, vaginal dryness, hoarseness of voice, joint pains etc. It generally affects women between the age group of 24-45 years. Endometriosis is one of the main reason of uterus removal (hysterctomy) in women. There is no cure available but if healthy lifestyle is followed alongwith herbal treatment symptoms of disease can be managed.

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It should be understood that this disease is different from cancer. Endometrial growths are not malignant, it is just a normal tissue growing outside but unlike the lining of uterus, the growth outside the uterus finds no way of leaving the body which results in internal bleeding, inflammation and scarring. These lesions first appear as clear vesicles, then become red and then progress to black over a period of years. Sometimes endrometric cysts are formed which are known as benign tumors but women may face difficulty in conceiving.

Ayurvedic Approach to Endometriosis

According to Ayurveda, Endometriosis is a result of imbalance of all three doshas in body namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is a Sannipatika condition according to Ayurveda. It is mainly a Kapha problem but due to the involvement of blood and hormones, it becomes Pitta problem also. Vata is responsible for movement in the body. Hence, it is a problem of vitiated Vata too.

According to Ayurveda, it results due to formation of Ama (toxins). As a result of toxin formation in the body, the natural defences are lowered and biological rhythms are disrupted. This disease can be corrected by regulating digestive fire (Jatharagni), ensuring proper elimination and by balancing the mind. Various Ayurvedic medicines like- ChanderprabhaVati, KachanaarGuggul, Pradarantakchurna etc. are very useful.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

  • Pain during ovulation
  • Dyspareunia – Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Back pain which is not associated with menstruation
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Dysmenorrhea – Painful menstruation
  • Infertility as it produces scarring of the ovary and tubes.
  • Heavy or uncontrollable menstrual periods with small or large blood clots
  • Premenstrual spotting

What are the causes of Endometriosis?

  • Surgical transplantation
  • Structural defects in uterus or cervix
  • Heredity
  • Women who consume alcohol are more prone to Endometriosis
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor digestion
  • Physical and mental stress
  • Disruption of natural biological rhythms
  • Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation

Planet Ayurveda’s Natural Supplements

Products of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis are 100% safe and pure with no non-vegetarian constituents.

Dosage

  1. Boswellia Curcumin – 2 capsules of Boswellia Curcumin to be taken twice daily after meals with water.
  2. Female Health Support – 2 capsulesbe taken twice after meals with water.
  3. Aloe vitals – 1 capsuleto be taken 2 times a day after meals with water.
  4. Shatavari Capsules – 2 capsules twice a day after meals with water.
  5. Pradarantak Churna – 1 tsp two times a day with water.

Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin product of Planet Ayurveda contains extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains alkaloid ‘Curcumin’ which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-cancerous properties.

2. Female Health Support

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains:-

  • Ashoka (Saracaindica)
  • Lodhra (Symplocosracemosa)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

It helps in shrinking extra endometrial cells.

Ashoka (Saraca indica) is known to repair endometrium due to its estrogenic properties due to which it repairs the inflammation of uterus. This herb has remarkable effects on female hormones.

Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) – It is helpful in maintaining Pitta(heat) and Kapha(phelgum) in the body. It has been traditionally used as uterine tonic. It contains glycosides which are responsible for medicinal properties of bark.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women. Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body.

3. Aloe vitals

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains pure extract of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). It is rich in natural vitamins, minerals which repairs the endometrium slowly and naturally without causing any side effects. It has many healing properties.

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women.Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body

5. Pradarantak Churna

Pradarantak Churan of Planet Ayurveda contains Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Asoka (Saraca indica), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). This preparation gives a lot of strength to the uterus and helps to heal the endometrial lining.

Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat heavy menstruation. It is astringent thus brings Stambhana (blocking effect), It is Shramahara (relieves tiredness and fatigue), it is Shothahara (anti-inflammatory). It is Pradarahara (relieves heavy menstruation and excessive white discharge). Its decoction is also used for vaginal douche.
Its bark alongwith other ingredients is made into Kashayam and is administered after delivery for care of mother.

Herbal pack of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis is 100% safe and prepared by using best quality of herbs. This pack is prepared by keeping in touch with the principles of Ayurveda. Purity of the Planet Ayurveda’s medicines is confirmed.

These medicines are recommended for at-least 2 months but medicines can be continued for 1 year if there are uterine fibroids, blockage of fallopian tubes, excessive menstrual bleeding. This herbal combination improves the health of a woman by decreasing heat in the body and curbing over growth of endometrial lining.
One must avoid chemical treatments to improve hormonal levels in the body as it leads to various side effects thus hampering the system’s own mechanism to secrete hormones naturally.