PCOD at a glance:
PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a disease characterized by multiple (poly) cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in the ovaries. The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood, but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
PCOD facts :
Poly cystic ovarian disease, or PCOD is the leading cause of infertility in women. 1 in 5 women in India suffer from PCOD. In a shocking result of a recent story among the samples tested east India shows alarming levels of 25.88% women affected by PCOD.
Unwanted problems caused by PCOD:
It can cause problems with periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOD also may cause unwanted changes in the body like irregular periods, facial acne, hirsutism, depression, obesity and many more. If it isn’t treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. So treating PCOD at early stage should be first priority for sufferers.
Limited medicinal treatment:
It is important to know that treatment for PCOD is not curative. Modern (Allopathic) treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and managing the condition to prevent complications. The medicinal treatment will vary from woman to woman, depending on their specific symptoms.
The need of Yoga to help fighting PCOS :
Therefore in order to fight against this disease one should take non medicinal support or guidelines. Studies found that healthy diet and regular yoga along with some exercise helps to cure PCOS, particularly those who are overweight.
The science behind this logic is increased muscle mass helps to combat insulin resistance – one of the keys to PCOS management. An active yoga practice can increase heart rate, providing a cardiovascular workout and leading to weight loss. Certain asanas and pranayama exercises promote hormonal balance and deep relaxation, helping to bring the adrenal and cortisol levels of stressed-out PCOS minds and bodies in check, and assisting in healing from chronic inflammation.
It is important to pay attention to your regular diet. Try to add an increase amount of green vegetables and fruits in your diet and say “NO” to fast foods, alcoholic drink and smoking .
Finally as we conclude today’s blog we must say to beat this annoying poly cystic ovarian disease it is recommended that one should attend regular Yoga classes along with individual medicinal support as provided by her doctor. Indeedcare wishes all women a healthy and PCOD free life.