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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

HOW TO GET RID OF WATER RETENTION NATURALLY

What is your first reaction towards any ailment? The answer is – treat these ailment in a natural way. Natural things are best in their way. This nature is enriched with a component that is like a best instrument in the music class. This instrument is greenery, trees, plants, herbs, flowers and its fruits. These are the life line for the human beings, as it provides most lively thing to humans, oxygen. But this is not the only characteristic, plants have. These contain various paramount therapeutic properties deep in its core. These properties help to treat certain ailments of the body in natural and healthy way. The medicinal methodology which uses these natural ingredients and helps to treat problems with these ingredients,the name of this methodology is Ayurveda. One of the disease that can be managed and cured by Ayurveda is water retention.

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What is this disease and how Ayurveda can cure this? To know these things, first of all we have to know about the ayurvedic treatment concept and disease reason to occur.

Ayurveda

It is a word that explores the science involved and related to life. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda itself tell its nature. The word ayur means life and veda means science. Ayurveda is an oldest health care system of India. This heals the diseases by making a balance in science, philosophy and spirituality. The Ayurveda consists all the five elements of nature and combine these elements under three categories, known as natural constituents or doshas.

Air + space involves in vatadosha (controls nerve impulses, circulation and elimination) Fire + water involves in pitta dosha (controls metabolism)

Water + earth involves in kapha dosha (controls growth and protection)
In disorders, these three doshas imbalances to cause problems, individually or collectively.

Water retention is also happens due to imbalance in these doshas.

To know about relationship between doshas and water retention, we should have a clear picture of water retention disease.

WATER RETENTION is a condition when there is an abrupt collection of fluid in the body tissues.

In general, fluid leaks normally in the body tissues from blood. A network of lymphatic tubes are there which take the fluid from the tissues and vacant it back into bloodstream. If there is any problem in this system, then this causes swelling of that particular area.

The problem of water retention can be of two types

First is if the swelling is all over in the body.
Or the swelling is in a specific area.

Why causes this water retention disorder?

General reasons can be

  • Hot weather
  • Burns like sunburn
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Oral contraceptive pills
    Pregnancy
  • Malnutrition – deficiency of vitamin B1, B6, B5 and albumins etc.
    Allergies
  • Medicines such as of blood pressure and NSAIDs etc.
    Medical circumstances
  • Imbalances in hormones that maintain the fluid imbalance in the body.
    Improper functioning of kidney
  • Heart problems as heart failure
  • Malignant lymphedema
  • Hypothyroidism

Water retention with the problem of swelling can also cause the problem of stiff joints, weight gain and ache in affected parts.

This disorder can be diagnosed through physical examination, blood test, liver, kidney function tests and urine tests.

How to get rid of water retention naturally

The problem of water retention can be cured naturally. Ayurveda has herbs that have great beneficial effect in its treatment.

Ayurveda’s view point regarding water retention:

Water retention is known with the name of shotha or shopha in Ayurveda. InAyurveda it is due to evacuation of doshas. The vata, raktai.e. Blood, pitta and kapha get vitiated, lodged in veins and circulate throughout the body and cause the swelling problem.

Herbs present in nature that can heal the condition of water retention are:

Amalaki – this is known as amla fruit also. This fruit is enriched with vitamin C contents and helps to treat problems like weak immunity, hyperacidity and fluid accumulation and hence treats the problem of water retention.

Punarnava – this plant roots have properties like diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling. This herb helps to treat the problems of heart, kidneys, anemia, obesity, stress and fluid retention.

Pippali – it is known as long pepper, have propertiesof rejuvenation. It treats the respiratory and digestive problems. This herbs is very effective in cases of cough, asthma, inflammation, swelling of joints and allergies. This shows fruitful effect against water retention.

Kush or Pushkarmool – a herb that have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, cardio protective, rejuvenating properties that helps to treat problems like cough, asthma, heart problems, swelling, blood pressure and inflammations etc. these functions of the herb help to treat water retention problem.

Varuna – This herb known to clear the obstruction in urinary tract and helps to remove excess fluid and toxins present. It helps to reduce swelling also.

Other herbs that are known to treat and can manage the water retention are

  • Haritaki
  • haridra
  • chitrakmool
  • shunti
  • darbh
  • kas and many more.

Planet Ayurveda provides the range of herbal formulations that consists of these herbs as their basic ingredients.

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These herbal formulations are given below:

1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

These capsules are made up of punarnava herb. These are used provide relief in conditions that can lead to water retention like kidney dysfunction, heart failure and liver problems etc.

Dose – one to two capsules two times in a day, before meal with water.

2. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

This natural formulation is present in form of tablets. This consists of herbs like kush, kas, darbh, sar and ikshu. It controls the problems of heart, liver, swelling and water retention.

Dose – 1-2 tablets three time a day, after meal.

3. PUNARNAVA MANDUR TABLETS

This is a great natural formulation that has great effect on the problem of water retention. This formulation is known to have herbs like punarnava, haridra, pippali, amalaki, chitrakmool, shunti, mandoorbhasma, vidanga, maricha and chavya.

Dose – 2 tablets two times with plain water.

4. WATER EX TABLETS

This is a formulation prepared by planet Ayurveda especially for the problem of water retention. This formulation consists of herbs like punarnava, gokshura and varuna.

Dose – 1 to 2 tablets with water two times in a day, after meals.