Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormonal disorder affecting 10% of women. It affects the women of age between 15 and 45 years of age. It shatters the ‘F’ factor of her womanhood i.e. Face, Figure & Fertility. "Polycystic" means "many cysts". Polycystic ovaries means, many small, fluid-filled sacs develop inside the ovaries.

The exact cause of PCOS is not yet known.
You are at an increased risk of developing PCOS, if any of your relative (mother, sister or aunt) is suffering from PCOS.
Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use sugar from foods for energy. When insulin is not used properly (known as insulin resistance) the body’s demand for insulin increases. And to compensate, our body produces more insulin. More amount of insulin triggers the ovaries to produce more male hormones. It also causes irregular periods, weight gain and infertility.

The symptoms vary from woman to woman. Some may have mild or few symptoms, while others are affected by a wide range of symptoms as follows-

  • Irregular periods or no periods
  • Acne
  • Increase in weight and difficulty in losing weight
  • Hair fall
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Mood swings, anxiety, depression

If you are suffering from PCOS, you are at a high risk of developing:

  • High blood pressure- insulin resistance and overweight can cause high blood pressure
  • Diabetes- 10-20% of women suffering from PCOS develops diabetes.
  • Hyperlipidaemia- higher amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides are seen in women suffering from PCOS
  • Heart disease in the long term
  • Cancer of the endometrium (lining of the uterus)

Conventional treatment Side effects
Oral contraceptive cardiovascular and metabolic effects of OCs, venous thrombosis
Insulin –sensitizing agents (Metformin)
  • Heartburn
  • stomach pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • bloating
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
Anti-androgenic drugs (spironolactone) medicines which reduce the male hormone levels
  • diarrhea and abdominal cramping
  • nausea and vomiting
  • high potassium levels
  • leg cramps
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • itching
  • irregular menstrual cycles or bleeding after menopause

Ayurveda has described many herbs which effectively correct the hormonal imbalance, reduce insulin resistance, improve ovarian health thereby restoring overall reproductive health.
Herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vijaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre), Jambu (Eugenia jambolana), etc act as insulin sensitizers. They also help to restore hormonal levels, lower the high cholesterol levels & reduce excess body weight.
After decades of research and clinical expertise, Charak Pharma offers you a holistic therapy through Hyponidd and Cystolib Nutra, which is the answer to your PCOS sufferings.

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