What is PCOS ?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome) is a relatively common hormonal disorder that causes a number of different symptoms in women of reproductive age. Common to all women with PCOS is an irregularity in the menstrual cycle and the presence of excess male hormones (androgens).The condition was named because of the finding of enlarged ovaries containing multiple small cysts (polycystic ovaries). Although most women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries, some affected women do not. PCOS has also been referred to as Stein-Leventhal syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

PCOS leads to disruptions in the menstrual cycle that typically begin around the onset of puberty. Menstrual cycles may be normal at first and then become irregular, or the onset of menses may be delayed. The menstrual irregularities of PCOS are accompanied by a lack of ovulation, so affected women may experience infertility. The desire for pregnancy is a factor that prompts many women with PCOS to first seek medical attention
Insulin resistance, weight gain, and obesity are also common in PCOS. Observers have suggested that about one-half of women with PCOS are obese. Insulin resistance, accompanied by elevated blood levels of insulin, occurs in most women with PCOS, independent of the presence of obesity.

Women with PCOS have also been reported to have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and many studies have shown abnormal blood lipid levels and elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a predictor of coronary artery disease.

It is important for women with PCOS to routinely follow-up with their health care practitioner according to his or her recommendations, both for the management of the hormonal effects of PCOS as well as the treatment of associated conditions.

By PCOD we mean polycystic ovarian disease so in polycystic ovarian disease what happens that every month there are certain symptoms for pcod that every month the periods will not be in time there is always a delay in the monthly periods they are not regular even if it happens it is not for a normal number of days like 4 to 5 it is there the flow is very minimal say around 1 or 2 days so these are the basic symptoms of pcod now coming to PC ODS why the causes of PCOD it is mainly because of a hominin disturbance within the body so in Ayurveda we try to settle this hormones into a normal level we try to make a normal balance of these hormones within the body with the help of meditation and Ayurvedic treatments so once the level of hormones is settle down it is balance in the body slowly slowly this pcod disease slowly gradually it lowers down the intensity lowers down and within a span of 3 to 4 months it regularizes the periods all the symptoms of slowly become less and after say a pair of for 5 months everything becomes regular you


Polycystic Ovarian Disease is also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCS). In this disease, there are multiple cysts on the ovaries. It might be unilateral that is on one side or bilateral that is on both sides. Today almost one in three to five females in the age group 18 yrs to 35 yrs old suffers from PCOS.


The exact cause is not clear but many factors like urban lifestyle, stress, junk food addiction, smoking, alcohol etc. are attributed to this. PCOS is also associated with insulin resistance.


Irregular menstrual cycle or completely absent menstrual cycle

Hirsutism –excessive hair growth all over the body


Abnormal blood lipid levels

Increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes


Hair fall or hair thinning

Consult with Experts

    PCOD in Ayurveda

    According to Ayurveda, PCOD occurs due to imbalance of doshas esp. Vata and Kapha. It is associated with Stribeeja and Rajah formation along with Medodhatu to some extent.

    Ayurveda aims at providing relief by balancing of doshas and correction of Ama Doshas. We here provide it according to following guidelines-

    Treatment of Agnimandya and Srotoavrodha

    Balancing the all the there doshas

    In Ayurveda, Panchkarma help in cleansing, detoxifying and restoring the harmonal and metabolic imbalance. For this Vaman, Virechana, Basti and Udvartan procedures are very useful.

    Besides this Ayurveda recommends healthy life style and diet pattern to be followed like regular exercises, meditation, low glycemic diet .

    Certain Ayurvedic herbs such as Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus), Shilajit (Purfied Asphaltum), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), & Kachnaar (Bauhinia Variegata) are very helpful.

    Some Yogaasanas such as Pranayama, Sarvangsan, Surya namaskar are very useful.

    The treatment for PCOS in Ayurveda might take a span of 3 to 4 months. It regularizes the periods, all the symptoms slowly become less and after aprox 5 -10 months patient may get complete relief.

    Diet & Lifestyle Advice

    • Low-fat milk is recommended. Boil milk before drinking. Drink it warm. This makes it easier to digest. Do not take milk with a full meal or with sour or salty foods. Add a pinch of turmeric or ginger to the milk before boiling it. This helps to reduce the kapha increasing qualities of the milk.
    • Lighter fruits, such as apples, oranges, grape fruit, pineapple and papaya and pears, are recommended.
    • Sweeteners: Honey is excellent for reducing kapha. Reduce the intake of sugar products, which increase kapha.
    • Beans are recommended. Nuts should be avoided.
    • Grains such as barley, chickpea and millet are recommended. Do not take too much wheat or rice, as they increase kapha.
    • Spices are recommended only in moderate quantities.