Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Management

What is PCOS and PCOD?

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder observed in women of reproductive age and it is one of the main causes of subfertility in women. Though it may sound similar to Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is different and more severe condition that has to be corrected or managed well on right time to avoid future complications.

The difference between PCOD and PCOS is that, in PCOD the ovaries start releasing immature eggs that lead to hormonal imbalances and swollen ovaries, among other symptoms; while in PCOS, abnormal functioning of endocrine system causes the ovaries to produce excess androgens, which makes the ovarian follicles to grow into fluid filled cysts with immature eggs. These eggs won’t, however, be released like in PCOD – but they build up in the ovaries themselves and prevent the ovaries from performing normally.

PCOSWhat are the Symptoms of PCOS?

Symptoms of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome include Amenorrhea or infrequent menstruation, or missed periods, infrequent or no ovulation, multiple immature follicles in ovaries, increased levels of male hormones, male pattern baldness or thinning hair, excess facial and body hair growth, acne, oily skin or dandruff, dark coloured patches of skin especially on neck, groin, underarms, chronic pelvic pain, increase in weight or obesity, diabetes, lipid profile abnormalities and high blood pressure.

Also, women with PCOS suffers from fertility problems. PCOS leads to elevated androgen, insulin or glucose levels in the blood. All these conditions can interfere with implantation as well as development of the embryo. Increased Luteinizing hormone reduces the chance of conception and increase miscarriage. Additionally abnormal insulin levels may also contribute to poor egg quality, making conception more difficult

What Causes PCOS?

We now know that PCOS is a hormonal condition, but the exact cause of the condition is not fully understood. It may be associated with family life style, family history, genetics and environment.

According to Ayurvedic science, PCOS is caused due to an imbalance in doshas like Kapha and Pitta. When these doshas get aggravated, it leads to the toxification of the Dhatus (tissues) and Rakta (blood) and causes accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body.
According to ayurveda, in patients PCOS, the ama (toxins) get accumulated in the channels of the mind and brings imbalances in the functioning of pituitary glands of the body. This condition results imbalances in female hormones which are secreted by the pituitary and leads to the formation of ovarian cysts, anovulatory periods and other PCOS symptoms.

How do we treat PCOS at Prasadini?

PCOS is a complex hormonal disorder that requires a comprehensive approach for effective management. Ayurveda offers a holistic approach towards balancing the doshas, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and using Ayurvedic herbs and therapies to address the root causes of PCOS.

The goal of Treatment for PCOD is to-

  • Detoxification of the body to remove accumulated toxins
  • Strengthening, revitalizing and nourishing the female reproductive system.
  • Bringing back the hormonal balance
  • Weight loss
  • Correcting insulin resistance

The treatment for PCOS / PCOD at Prasadini Ayurnikethana begins with an initial consultation with Ayurveda expert doctor either through online or offline mode. The appointments may be booked either through this site or through WhatsApp.

The doctor will evaluate your medical condition, lifestyle and overall health. Based on the evaluation report, a personalized treatment for PCOS / PCOD will be designed that may include various classical ayurveda therapies, nutrition therapy, yoga and meditation.

Panchakarma therapies like like Vamana, Virechana, Basti and Udvartana etc., yoga and breathing exercises (Pranayama), dietary and lifestyle changes will be the main part of treatment protocol. Various ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Shatavari, Varuna, Haritaki, Pippali, Guduchi, Shunthi, Dashmool, Shatapushpa, and others are proved to be very effective for balancing the tridoshas and Dhatus and different formulations of these herbs will be used to treat the disorder effectively.

Based on the condition and as per doctors’ suggestion, suitable steps of panchakarma and other ayurvedic procedures and a perfect nutrition regimen, herbal formulations and the total number of days required for the complete program will be planned by our experts, thus tailoring a personalized treatment plan for you to give a desired and successful results.

After completing the planned ayurveda treatment programs, the Rasayana (herbal medicines that has the quality of rejuvenation) drugs and herbal remedies are suggested according to the condition of the individual. An individualised diet chart will be provided and also, our doctor will provide follow-up care to ensure that you continue to maintain optimal health and wellness. This may include guidance on lifestyle, nutrition care and continued use of herbal formulations to maintain optimum health.

Approximate package charges – Rs.5,000/- per day

Package includes

  • Doctors’ consultation
  • Ayurveda therapy charges.
  • Medicines and oils used for the treatment procedures
  • Three meals (Sathvik, pure vegetarian diet) and herbal drinks and juices as per the detox plan.
  • Accommodation (Non-A/C double/ single occupancy room with 24 hours hot water supply.)
  • Sessions on healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and healing.
  • Yoga, Pranayama and meditation sessions.
  • Room services and nursing services.
  • Access to Wi-Fi.

Reservation Criteria

We are deeply concerned with quality of classical Ayurveda therapies and services we provide. We take limited number of individuals each month to meet this purpose. Therefore, its necessary to confirm your participation by reserving therapeutic packages at least two weeks in advance.

  • The 50% of the total package charges must be paid in advance while booking your packages.
  • The remaining 50% charges can be paid on the first day of the treatments before starting therapies.