PCOD or PCOS is a condition that affects women’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce progesterone and estrogen hormones that help in regulating the menstrual cycle and also produce small amount of hormones inhibin, relaxin, and male hormones called androgens. Almost 10% of women in the world is suffering from PCOD. In compare to PCOD women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.

Besides unpredictable hormonal behaviour, this condition can trigger

  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Acne
  • Excessive hair growth
  • It’s a fairly common disorder, but one with no exact cure.
  • Weight loss in PCOD – Loosing   just 5-10% of the weight helps to develop regular menstrual cycles.
  • Restoration of regular menstruation – by treating scanty blood loss, thin endometrium
  • Restoration of fertility – focusing on regular ovulation and AMH levels
  • Treatment of hirsutism, hair fall & acne – therapies to combat skin and hair issues
  • Lowering of serum insulin levels – restoring normal hormonal levels
  • Ayurveda Medicine for PCOS is given for  minimum 6 cycles to 12 menstrual cycles  along with guidance on diet and exercise
  • Diet recommendation for PCOD
  • Avoid all sugary foods and artificial sweeteners.
  • Reduce salt intake during menstruation
    Increase the consumption of fruit & vegetables.
  • Choose whole grains, which contain all parts of the grain.
  • Non vegetarians take Protein foods such as fresh fish, organic chicken, organic eggs whole grains and legumes should be eaten to balance your blood glucose levels.
    Limit the intake of saturated fats that are found in red meat, chicken, commercially prepared snack foods and deep fried food.

Lifestyle Recommendations for PCOS

  • Manage stress and anxiety. Reducing stress can help balance your hormones.
  • Stay well hydrated by drinking 1.5 – 2 litres of filtered water daily.
    Perform moderate exercise of 45 min daily
  • Practice alternate Nasal breathing – Pranayama

Yoga for PCOS

      Yoga helps tone up the whole reproductive system. Asanas such as Dhanurasana, Uttanpadasana, Badhakonasana, Ushtrasana, vrikshasana, and Vajrasana are among those yoga asanas that are ideal for women to help them develop a regular and healthy menstrual cycle.

Practising these asanas along with Butterfly stretch &  pranayama  regularly will ensure that women develop muscular strength, avoid obesity and develop healthy reproductive organs by keeping their hormones in balance.