How does Ayurveda explain Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS? Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS is widely known as Polycystic Ovarian Disorder, is a hormonal imbalance occurring in women of reproductive age. 

Worldwide studies suggest that almost 26% of women of childbearing age are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian disorder.

It’s a progressive disease starting with menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, and weight gain. 

Signs and symptoms of PCOS you should never ignore

  • Irregularity in menstruation, like fewer cycles. 
  • Increased bleeding/ increase number of days of bleeding
  • Weight gain and the inability to lose weight
  • Constant headaches 
  • Male-pattern baldness/intense hair fall
  • Acne that won’t go away with typical treatments
  • Darks spots in body/darkening of the skin

Ayurvedic treatments for PCOS


It is a therapy aimed at releasing all the toxins from the body. Along with ayurvedic medicines, a diet should be followed for better results. 


It is a highly beneficial therapy where oil or milk is poured onto your head. The term Shirodhara comes from Sanskrit, Shiro meaning ‘head’ and Dhara meaning ‘flow.’ Shirodhara can cure hormonal imbalances. 


It is a nasal treatment practiced as a massage on the head and shoulders with herbal oils. Nasya treatment can heal headaches, allergies and boost immunity as well, as prevent hair fall. 

Diet and exercise

Maintaining an average weight and making sure your calorie intake is a must during Ayurveda treatment. The Ayurvedic practitioner will advise you to stay away from certain foods as part of the treatment. 

Here’s how you can prevent PCOS 

An Ayurvedic approach to preventing Polycystic ovarian syndrome/disorder:

  1. Maintain a healthy weight
  2. Workout at least 3 to 5 days a week
  3. Reduce the intake of trans fat and saturated fat
  4. Reduce the intake of foods with high glucose
  5. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day
  6. Eat a protein-rich breakfast
  7. Make sure your foods contain a good amount of fibre
  8. Give special care to your body and notice any changes
  9. Make sure you’re healthy mentally and physically
  10. Add more vegetables, fruits, and healthy nuts to your diet

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