Taking Control of Your PCOD/PCOS with Vaidya Shweta Labde 

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Taking Control of Your PCOD with Vaidya Shwetha Labde

Struggling with irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, or unexplained weight gain? You’re not alone. Millions of women worldwide suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/ Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOS/PCOD), conditions that disrupt hormonal balance and impact their well-being.

There are many causes that can affect PCOD/PCOS. It is difficult to understand the root cause of PCOS/PCOD, but it can be understood how it manifests and what can be its cure to stop it from aggravating and then reversing.

Women who suffer from PCOD/PCOS have many symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include Irregular menstrual cycles, Ovarian cysts, Excess hair growth on the face, chest, back or stomach, Acne, Weight gain and Sleep apnea.

PCOS/ PCOD is a complex hormonal disorder that can manifest in different ways among individuals. While there isn’t a strict classification of “types” of PCOS, it’s recognised that PCOS can present with a variety of symptoms and features, leading to different phenotypes or subtypes.

But there’s hope! Ayurveda, the ancient Indian wisdom of holistic healing, offers powerful tools to manage PCOS/PCOD naturally. 

Chat On The Mat With Shweta Labde

Read here for an exclusive, insightful chat on the mat with renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Vaidya Shweta Labde, founder of Charya Ayurveda with 20 years of practice experience purely in Ayurveda.

hellomyyoga:  PCOD / PCOS has painful symptoms, there are many drugs that relieve it. Does Ayurveda also have such herbs or therapies that can help in relieving such pain?

Vd. Shweta Labde: It is important to know that menstrual pain in PCOD is related to deranged or obstructed Vata dosha. Ayurvedic herbs that relieve and regulate Vata also improves uterine strength and function, and also effectively help in reducing painful symptoms

hellomyyoga: It becomes embarrassing for teenage girls with facial hairs or acne when suffering from PCOS/ PCOD. Is Acne and Facial hair a symptom of PCOS/PCOD or can they also be symptoms of any other underlying problem in growing teenage girls?

Vd. Shweta Labde: Growth of facial hair indicates higher level of androgen or testosterone, which are male hormone. Any disruption in normal functioning of Ovary or ovulation results in hormonal imbalance and increase in male sex hormones. Similar pathology is seen in cases of PCOD/ PCOS leading to symptoms like Facial hair and acne.

hellomyyoga:  Having PCOD/PCOS on the Onset of Mensuration can be an emotional hurricane for young girls, how do you suggest they deal with this?

Vd. Shweta Labde: I believe that awareness is the key. As the primary source of advice and support, it is the responsibility of parents especially mother and teachers in school to educate young girls about the importance of regular periods, healthy diet and exercise to maintain menstrual and uterine health, self-care and hygiene.

PCOD symptoms can be prevented and even reversed by adhering to a nutritious diet, exercise regimen, and—most importantly—a Dinacharya and Rajaswala charya (Charya/routine during menstruation).

hellomyyoga:  Can Ayurveda medicine dissolve all the cysts that are in the ovary? What are the chances of there being a relapse?

Vd. Shweta Labde: Reversing cyst formation can vary with individual. But yes indeed, Ayurveda medicines do help with restricting further cyst formation and improve the ovulatory function, ovulation and hormonal balance, thus regulating the menstrual cycle and other associated symptoms.

hellomyyoga:  Post pregnancy, many women suffer from PCOS or PCOD. Is their line of ayurvedic treatment different from teenage girls?

Vd. Shweta Labde: It is essential to understand that PCOD is a lifestyle disorder. Lifestyle modifications in addition to ayurvedic treatment and medications can be helpful. Certain gynaecological treatments can be helpful in married females, which otherwise cannot be done in teenage girls.

hellomyyoga:  Does PCOS/ PCOD affect fertility? Do you think Infertility is a symptom of PCOS/PCOD and is the ayurvedic treatment for all this the same?

Vd. Shweta Labde: Yes, PCOD can be one of the reasons for infertility in some patients, although not all PCOD patients have infertility issues. It depends on the severity of PCOD symptoms, obesity, hormonal imbalance, and ovulation status of the cycle.

hellomyoga: What are some tips for staying motivated on the Ayurvedic journey to cure PCOS/PCOD Symptoms and not letting it aggravate?

Vd. Shweta Labde: Definitely adopting healthy Charya (routine) and Consistency will help.

  • Eat nutritious, freshly prepared diet rich in seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise on a regular basis for at least 30 minutes, with a focus on the lower abdomen Maintain good menstrual hygiene and practise Rajaswala Charya (Having light food, adequate rest, no exertion during periods)

These are only a few tips; there are many more fascinating things about Ayurveda.

 Ayurvedi Bhava!

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