Women’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that generate progesterone and oestrogen hormones that help in regulating the menstrual cycle as well as minor amounts of the hormones inhibin, relaxin, and male hormones known as androgens, are affected by PCOD or PCOS.
Nearly 10% of women worldwide experience PCOD. those with PCOS create more male hormones than usual compared to those with PCOD. They skip their menstrual cycles as a result of this hormonal imbalance, which also makes it more difficult for women to conceive.
In addition to fluctuating hormonal behaviour, this illness can
-Diabetes; Infertility; Acne; Uncontrollable hair growth
Although it is a fairly common condition, there is no known cure.
What is PCOD Problem?
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is its official medical name.
PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a medical disorder in which a woman’s ovaries frequently generate immature or partially mature eggs, which eventually develop into ovarian cysts.
As a result, the ovaries enlarge and release a lot of androgens, which can lead to infertility, irregular menstruation periods, hair loss, and unnatural weight gain. Dietary changes and lifestyle adjustments can help with PCOD management.
What is PCOS?
The medical term for PCOS is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a metabolic illness that affects women during their reproductive years (between ages 12 and 51) due to hormonal imbalance.
Increased levels of male hormones can cause women to skip menstrual cycles, have irregular ovulation that makes it difficult to get pregnant, and experience abnormal hair growth on their bodies and faces at the same time.
Over time, this can result in diabetes and heart disease. PCOS is a significant medical issue that needs to be treated surgically or with the appropriate medical care.
Causes of PCOS
Although the exact cause of PCOS in women is unknown, the following are some key contributing factors:
- Increased androgen production (a male hormone that females produce very little of) can interfere with ovulation when there is an excess of insulin in the body.
- Abnormally high levels of androgen hormones are produced by the ovaries, which can cause acne and hirsutism (excessive body and facial hair development).
- Low-grade inflammation: According to a new study, women with PCOS experience low-grade inflammation, which increases androgen production and may result in problems with the heart or blood vessels.
- Heredity: There is a genetic association with PCOS in women.
PCOS prevalence in India
The prevalence rate of PCOS is high among Indian women. The pooled prevalence of PCOS was close to 10% using Rotterdam’s criteria and AES criteria, while it was 5.8% using NIH criteria. The study’s overall finding emphasizes the need for more acceptable and uniform diagnostic criteria for screening PCOS.
PCOS affects women of reproductive age (12-51 years). Worldwide, it affects 4%–20% (8-40 crore) of women.
In India, it affects 3.7% to 22.5% (1.3-7.9 crore) of women.
What are the common signs and symptoms of PCOD problem / PCOS?
- Irregular periods or no periods at all
- Excessive Hair growth (face, body – including on back, belly, and chest)
- Acne (face, chest, and upper back)
- Hair loss (hair on the scalp gets thinner and fall out)
- Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety
- Difficulty getting pregnant
Skin darkening (Neck, in the groin, and under the breasts)
Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Asanas Workshop for PCOD/PCOS
Introduction: Welcome to our Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Asanas Workshop designed specifically for individuals dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
This workshop aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Ayurvedic remedies and effective yoga asanas that can help manage and alleviate the symptoms associated with PCOD/PCOS. Join us to discover natural approaches to improve your well-being and promote a healthier lifestyle.
1. Introduction to PCOD/PCOS:
- Overview of PCOD/PCOS and its impact on health.
- Common symptoms and challenges faced by individuals with PCOD/PCOS.
2. Understanding Ayurveda:
- Introduction to Ayurvedic principles and its holistic approach to health.
- Ayurvedic perspective on PCOD/PCOS.
3. Ayurvedic Remedies for PCOD/PCOS:
- Dietary guidelines and nutrition tips.
- Herbal supplements and their benefits.
- Lifestyle modifications for managing PCOD/PCOS.
4. Yoga Asanas for PCOD/PCOS:
- Explanation of specific yoga asanas targeting PCOD/PCOS symptoms.
- Step-by-step guidance on performing the asanas correctly.
- Pranayama techniques for hormonal balance and stress reduction
5. Q&A Session:
- Interactive session to address participants’ queries and concerns.