Polycystic ovarian disorder is a gynaecological disorder whose prevalence seems to have increased considerably among Indian women in last few years. Many young girls and middle aged indian women are suffering from this syndrome which is marked by appearance of multiple cysts on ovaries and disturbances in monthly menstrual cycle.
The exact cause of PCOD is unknown to the modern science even as the genetic link is being scrutinized for it's causative role.
1. Menstrual disorders 2. Acne 3. Abnormal hair growth on face 4. Hair fall from scalp 5. Obesity 6. Insulin resistance
1. Low fat milk is recommended. Boil milk before drinking. Drink it warm. This makes it easier to digest. Do not take milk with a full meal or with sour or salty foods. Add a pinch of turmeric or ginger to the milk before boiling it. This helps to reduce the kapha increasing qualities of milk. 2. Lighter fruits, such as apples, oranges, grape fruit, pineapple and pappaya and pears are recommended. 3. Sweeteners: Honey is excellent for reducing kapha. Reduce the intake of sugar products, which increase kapha. 4. Beans are recommended. Nuts should be avoided. 5. Grains such as barley, chuckpea and millet are recommended. Do not take too much wheat or rice, as they increase kapha. 6. Spices are recommended only in moderate quantities. 7. Follow a lifestyle that will not aggrevate doshas. 8. Negative feelings like stress and tension should be avoided. Do not undertake physical or mental work beyond your capacity.