PCOD is now a very common condition among young women.
Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is defined as ovarian dysfunction characterized by increased androgen production. The disease acquired its name from multiple cysts shown in the ultra sound scan of the ovary. The cysts are immature follicles. About 80% of affected women will have classic cysts in ovary.
Increased facial hair, acne, obesity etc. are visible symptoms of the condition. It may also cause an increased risk of cardio-vascular disease, miscarriage, type-2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia.
In Ayurveda, PCOD is known as Raktha Gulman (രക്ത ഗുൽമം). The kapha dosha affecting the digestive fire and thereby affects metabolism. Pitta and kapha being vitiated contaminates the rasa dhatu (nutrient plasma) and arthava dhatu (reproductive system). This causes accumulation of toxins in the channels of reproductive system, which in turn results in formation of cysts in ovary and other menstrual disorders.
Experienced doctors also warns about prevalent usage of non-cotton based sanitary napkins as a reason for this condition.
Ayurveda Doctors treating PCOD
Hospitals treating PCOD