About PCOD problem
The blog comprises about PCOD problem
This whole blog comprises about PCOD problem. However, Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a common disorder in young girls and women. PCOD generally occurs due to the increased androgen (testosterone) hormone secretion in women. However, a little amount of testosterone secreted by every woman, but when the amount exceeds it leads to extra facial hair growth (hirsutism), overweight, acne, pelvic pain, dark patches on the skin, irregular or no menses and many more. Moreover, among 1 in every ten women is suffering from PCOD and the number is increasing daily.
The main underlying cause of PCOD
The main cause of PCOD is still a mystery. However, according to doctors insulin resistance, genes, and increased androgen hormone lead to PCOD.
Symptoms of PCOD are varied
The symptoms of PCOD that are visible to a patient includes:-
- Extra hair growth on body parts (hirsutism)
- Pelvic pain
- Dark patches on the skin
- Irregular periods or no periods
- Hair loss
- Weight gain and many more
However, in some cases, some symptoms are invisible like multiple cysts formation in ovaries, insulin resistance. When the symptoms do not appear, patients come to know about their condition when they are trying to get pregnant or in other medical condition.
Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOD
According to Ayurveda PCOD is a Vata type disorder (Apan Vayu). Although there is an involvement of other doshas in some gynecological disorder. But mostly it is supposed due to vitiation of Vata. However, PCOD is a disorder which involves pitta, kapha, Medas, Ambhuvahasrotas and, Artava Dhatu. Ayurveda states that the causes may be eating excessive sweet, kaphagenic foods, mandagni because of this is kapha gets aggravated in PCOD and we find kapha disorder along with pitta and Vata dosha disorder. All these three doshas may play an important and distinctive role in the production, development, maturation, release of the ovum, and therefore both the ovarian and the menstrual cycle is under the control of the three doshas.
Diet plan and other lifestyle changes for PCOD problem: –
Include more natural and unprocessed foods
Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel
Kale, spinach with other dark leafy vegetables
Dark red and blue fruits like red grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries
Broccoli along with cauliflower
Dried beans, lentils and other legumes
Healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, coconuts, etc
Nus including pine nuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios
Likewise, dark chocolate in moderation
Spices such as turmeric and cinnamon
Other lifestyle changes include: –
Lifestyle help PCOD patients to manage their ailment. A balanced PCOD diet and extensive exercise will show the following benefits: –
Improved insulin metabolism
Lower levels of male hormones and male-pattern hair growth
Lower cholesterol levels