Many women are having one of the most common hormonal disorders, PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine system disorder which occurs among women of reproductive age. In PCOS, adrenal glands and ovaries produce male hormones abnormally which leads to the development of fluid-filled sacs called cysts in the ovaries.
The hormonal imbalance and metabolism issues also affect your overall health and increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. It also affects the fertility in women but, it can be treated by opting Ayurvedic treatments for PCOS infertility.
Risks Related To PCOS
- Infertility is a common problem among many women having PCOS. It may occur due to the imbalance of hormones in the body or due to overproduction of the male hormone( testosterone). In this case, the ovaries may release eggs less frequently which may reduce a woman’s chances to become pregnant.
- Women having PCOS are probably at higher risk for developing cancer of the endometrial in later life. Every month women with PCOS experience the buildup of the endometrial lining which however not sufficiently shed because of infrequent menstrual periods. Thus, in result, the lining continues to build up which in the future may increase the risk of endometrial cancer.
- Impaired glucose tolerance in PCOS builds up insulin level in the body which stimulates the production of testosterone. Up to 40% of women with PCOS have abnormal glucose tolerance in the form of either diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
- Increased testosterone level in the body can lead to an unfavorable lipid profile. The women are likely to have an unfavorably high level of fatty substances in the blood. Some women having PCOS may also have low-level of high-density lipoproteins and a higher rate of low-density lipoproteins. This imbalance in the hormones increases the risk for cardiovascular disease.
- A woman with PCOS can be obese and may have an abnormality in lipid levels which results at increased risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Many studies revealed that the risk of a heart attack in PCOS women is 4 to 7 times higher than women without PCOS.
- High levels of testosterone in women body may cause severe acne on face, chest, and back.
- High insulin levels can cause the development of patches that are darker than the normal skin tone. It is often noticed around the neck and under your breasts.
Treatment of PCOS
- Regular exercise – Exercise helps to reduce body weight and also prevent insulin resistance in the body.
- Meditation – Yoga, and meditation help to overcome anxiety and depression which helps to maintain hormone levels in the body.
- Diet – For maintaining a healthy diet you must eat balanced and healthy foods.
Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS at home works effectively in treating PCOS. There are various herbs in Ayurveda which effectively help to reduce body weight, prevent hair loss, regularize menstrual cycle and reduce acne, pimple and body hair problems. PCOS sufferer must be patient as treatment may take some time.