What is PCOD?
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. It is a condition where hormonal imbalance affects the follicular growth during the ovarian cycle, causing the affected follicles to remain in the ovary. Early to sleep and early to rise is the basic mantra for a healthy lifestyle. The continuous mental stress due to studies, IT jobs, corporate work and hectic lifestyle disturb the metabolic balance of the body. The lack of exercise also contributes in gaining weight. Disturbed timings of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not give proper nutrition. Fast food, spicy and salty food can also alter the metabolism. Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In adolescents, infrequent or absent menstruation may signal the condition. In women past adolescence, difficulty becoming pregnant or unexplained weight gain may be the first sign. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the risk of long-
Prevention and treatment
Ayurveda adheres in preventing PCOD in a natural way by balancing the doshas. Apart from panchakarma, Ayurveda suggests various herbs along with dietary and lifestyle changes to cure this disease.
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