One of the most challenging things each one of us has to face these days is the number of lifestyle-related diseases. Depression, Diabetes, and PCOS all have become extremely common, and at their core, these are lifestyle-related most of the time. Except for a few cases where these are genetic, these diseases, especially PCOS, are a result of the constant abuse we subject our bodies to.
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, where the disturbed metabolism of the body leads to hormonal imbalances. This leads to disturbing the ovulation and thereby causing a number of problems including cysts in the ovaries. It has been found that nearly 18% of women in the reproductive age face this disorder. Some of the most common symptoms of PCOS are male pattern baldness, hirsutism, acne, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, and difficulties with fertility. Like all other diseases, Ayurveda treats this condition with food that helps to maintain a holistic lifestyle. Reduced consumption of oily, fatty food and increasing the intake of healthy, home-cooked, and light meals is the first step in any treatment for PCOS. Combined with regular exercise, this leads to improved metabolism and removing the problem from its root.
The treatment of PCOS, with the correct food and exercise regime, can still take a longer time than most diseases. However, with perseverance and dedication, you can certainly get great results. Following the Ayurvedic principles of balanced eating and avoiding any food that disturbs the Agni in your stomach, goes a long way in maintaining a good metabolism and preventing PCOS.