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Some clarity towards PCOD


PCOD has become very common amongst women of every age these days. Almost every 3rd woman can be found PCODic if a random USG screening is done.

Women from teenage to twenties, early thirties, late thirties, early menopause can get PCODic signs and symptoms.

Polycystic ovary meaning, many cysts are formed in the ovaries, these are basically water cysts which can affect the menstruation and the hormonal balance too.
Hence PCOD is not just a single ailment, rather it’s a syndrome with one or many signs and symptoms.

~Causes of PCOD~
Sedentary lifestyle
Adulterated milk, vegetables, fruits etc.
Dietary mistakes
Sleep deprivation
Chronic constipation
Getting into odd extreme diets like only juice diets or high protein diets etc. for a longer duration.

~Signs and symptoms of PCOD~
Amenorrhoea (no menstruation)
Sudden weight gain
Sudden weight loss
Hormonal imbalance
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth over chin and cheeks)
Irregular menstrual cycles
DUB( dysfunctional uterine bleeding)
Hairfall etc.

~Treatment of PCOD~
Dietary modifications and corrections are the primary line of treatment. There’s no fixed set of medications or hormonal pills that can help to cure the PCOD tag as such. As I said it’s a combination of one or more symptoms as described above, we have to treat in particular firstly the symptoms seen, along with the lifestyle and dietary modifications.

Treating PCOD becomes tricky at times because it’s not just a particular symptom, but it’s also related to the hormonal imbalance. Hence thinking in terms of the overall body conditions, the line of treatment is suggested.

*As per Ayurveda, the first line of treatment begins with a thorough detoxification processes meaning panchakarmas like vaman, virechan, basti as per the individual constitution and the signs and symptoms occurred.
*reducing weight if there is weight gain and gaining weight in case of extreme weight loss.
*Internal Ayurvedic medications to help correct the hormonal imbalance, to improvise the metabolic rate and correct the menstrual cycles if required.
Lifestyle and dietary modifications are a must. For its plays a major role than the medications prescribed.
*Certain exercises like walking, yogasanas etc. beautifully help with the healing process
*Pranayam, omkar, and meditation techniques along with Shirodhara (medicated oil pour over the forehead) is suggested if there’s stress involved.
Every such factor needs to be taken into consideration and needs to be treated accordingly to help with the healing process.

By now it’s hopefully clear that PCOD is a matter of worry and needs attention in terms of medications and lifestyle modifications, but it’s surely curable and one can get rid of the signs and symptoms mentioned above by the proper guidance with regards to medications or panchakarmas or dietary modifications.


A generalized diet chart to be followed in PCOD:

Most importantly always remember, never ever deprive yourselves of anything. Everything in moderation is good for your body.

Early morning wake up by 6.30 am
Have a glass of warm water with 1 lemon juice freshly squeezed
( Drinking excessive water will load your kidneys, leading to further complications. Hence don’t drink 1 litre of water at a time. Try and consume little water after every 15-20 minutes as per the thirst)

After 20 minutes- have 2 khajoor, 1 walnut, 12 black raisins soaked overnight and 4 almonds soaked overnight. Sit down and chew it all properly and slowly.

By 7.30-8.30 am- some form of workout.
School or college goers can do it in the evening.

By 9 am- breakfast-
Have 1 boiled egg and mug of cows milk with shatavari kalpa
Vegetarians can have 1 moong cheela and milk with shatavari.

At 11 am – have a fruit( any seasonal fruit )

At 12 noon – have a glass of buttermilk

At 1 pm- lunch
1 chapati+ sabzee+ 1 katori dal + salad
( Avoid tuwar dal. Have moong and masoor, kulith~horsegram mostly)

1.30 pm – half a glass of buttermilk.

5 pm – salad ( cucumber, beetroot, cabbage, carrots etc.)

6.30 pm- green tea or black tea with jaggery and lemon

7 pm- Dinner
1 jowar bhakri + sabzee + 1 katori dal

Kindly note-
Sabzee- meaning mostly leafy and fruity vegetables
Dal- moong, and masoor preferably
Early dinner is a must must
Avoid chole, rajma, chana on a daily basis
If you feel like having junk food or noodles or a burger, have it for lunch.
Consume daily 3 tablespoons of cows ghee compulsorily.
Avoid bakery products totally( biscuits, breads etc.)
This is a generalized diet suggested and works for all mostly. But with severe signs and symptoms, medical guidance needs to be taken.

Stay blessed
Stay fit 

Dr. Sujata Pawar
Ayurvedacharya, Nutritionist.
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