PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – Know All the Details about It

December 23, 2015

Health problems affect everyone and anytime. When talking about women’s health problems, it is quite hard to forget PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Not many women are aware of this syndrome. However, one should know it is quite a complex condition and should not be neglected. Understanding the mechanics of PCOS is important:

What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Well, to help one understand in simple words, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a hormonal disorder. This is one of the most common female reproductive problems that affect 12-20 percent of women. It mainly occurs between 15-40 age groups. This imbalance can be further described when the estrogen and progesterone sex hormone level goes out of balance.

Why Is It Called as PCOS?
The reason why it is called as PCOS is because the ovaries get multiple or many cysts. The ovarian cysts or benign mass later causes a lot of problem with the menstrual cycle. It is mainly caused when there is hormonal imbalance, high insulin level or any other problem that affects the production of egg in the ovaries, leading to multiple cysts.

Symptoms of PCOS
The symptoms start once a woman menstruates. The main cause of PCOS symptoms is noticed when there is a high level of androgens. This further causes hyperandrogenism. Let’s know the symptoms associated with PCOS in detail:

  • Hair – With the decrease in female sex hormones, there is every possibility of women to develop some of the male characteristics. Some of it includes excess hair on the chest, thumbs, face, toes, chin, upper lip, thighs, stomach and more. The excess hair is also called as hirsutism. The excess hair is thick and dark in color. Apart from hair growth, it also leads to hair loss also called as alopecia. Women start developing male like bald mainly the frontal hairline or even thinning from the top scalp.
  • Skin – The one skin problem faced when having PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is Acne. It happens due to increasing androgen level. This increase in oil production glands is the main reason for acne. Though it is found in adolescence, it gets severe when a woman suffers from PCOS.
  • Irregular periods – Many of the women who have PCOS have regular periods, however, disrupt in the menstrual cycle is noticed when there is a high level of androgen. PCOS either leads to irregular or a stop to periods. A regular period is defined with a menstrual cycle of 28 days. However, an irregular period is defined when you have less or eight menstrual cycles a year, the cycles are longer than 35 days and more.
  • Fertility problems – Menstrual cycle is affected and the ovulation is also prevented due to a high level of androgen and insulin. The ovulation either stops or occurs irregularly which makes it difficult for women to conceive naturally. This even leads to miscarriage. However, you should know not all women suffering from PCOS cannot reproduce.


Causes of PCOS
There are no proper or known causes of PCOS. However, mentioned are some causes that tend to appear:

  • Hereditary - It is seen there is around 50% of chance of women getting PCOS with immediate female relatives like sisters, daughters and so on.
  • Weight gain – It is noticed women with proper or healthy weight does not have any symptoms. However, it appears only when women start gaining weight.
  • Lifestyle – What one eats greatly defines your health. It is important for ones body to regulate the levels of blood sugar. Regular exercising helps in regulating insulin.


Lifestyle and Prevention
One of the best treatments for PCOS is a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet low in refined carbohydrates is important, as this can help regulate blood sugar levels. Exercise can also help the body regulate insulin and keep excess weight off. Losing weight is challenging with PCOS, but doing so can help reduce the male hormone levels in the body, and some women will begin to ovulate naturally.
With a proper diagnosis, lifestyle changes and PCOS treatment, women can get relief from this condition and the overwhelming health problems it can cause.

Ayurvedic Treatment
With knowing causes and symptoms, next comes knowing about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) treatment. Capsule Gynocare and Tablet Diapal should be ones prime choice as it is natural and completely safe for the body. Both the medicines consist of effective ingredients needed. The list of ingredients is quite unique with Ashoka, Lodhra, Mushta Yashtimadhu, Gokshuru and so on. Some of the benefits of the ingredients include:

  • Lodhra and Mushta also called as Symplocos Racemosus and Cyperus Rotundus respectively helps in detoxifying the blood and enhances digestion (pitta rodhak)
  • Ashoka or Saraca Indica is actually a uterine tonic (potent oxytocic), painkiller and works by reducing heavy bleeding.


Benefits of Capsule Gynocare and Tablet Diapal
Cap. Gynocare will help to regularize the menstrual cycle by correcting Hormonal imbalance.

  • Gynocare reduces cyst volumes (the effect is confirmed in patients with PCOS by sonography where increased ovarian volumes are significantly reduced.)
  • Enhances follicle maturation and improves ovulation.
  • Improves Clotting factors, Thrombocytosis, has anti inflammatory & analgesic action.
  • Reduces androgen biosynthesis.


Tab. Diapal reduces blood sugar level by improving peripheral glucose metabolism.


  • Acts as insulin sensitizer.
  • Helpful in reducing cholesterol.
  • Helps in Obesity control as it contains Methi which is known to reduce weight as per ayurvedic texts. (Along with diet control and exercise)


Dose: 1 Cap. Gynocare and 1 Tab. Diapal (as per physician’s advice)

Alternative PCOS Treatment
Polycystic ovarian syndrome treatment starts with a proper diagnosis. Treatments are then chosen based on a woman's symptoms, age and future pregnancy plans.
Treatment for PCOS may include:


  • Birth control pills to regulate menstruation
  • Insulin-sensitizing medications
  • Ovulation induction to treat infertility
  • Androgen-blocking medications
  • Topical anti-hair-growth medications
  • Other excess hair treatments
  • Treatments for hair loss
  • Acne treatments
  • Removal of other skin problems
  • Medications that block androgens


Home Remedies
Let your kitchen be the doctor when treating or offering relief from PCOS.

  • Water – You are advised to increase the intake of water. Drink plenty of water as it helps in easing the symptoms of PCOS.
  • Vitamin B – Add foods high in vitamin B. It does the work by reducing the level of androgen.
  • Cinnamon – You can try adding cinnamon in your diet. It helps in ensuring you have a normal menstrual cycle.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – This helps to reduce the resistance to insulin. It can easily tackle the symptoms associated with PCOS.
  • Spearmint Tea – The anti-androgenic properties helps in dealing with the symptoms of PCOS. Apart from this, it also helps to reduce excess body hair.


These are just some of the common home remedies you can use when dealing with PCOS symptoms. You are advised to exercise on a daily basis. You can consider walking, jogging, swimming or even cycling. It not only helps to lose weight but also improves insulin sensitivity. Always remember to keep your body weight stable, which is more than enough to tackle any health problem.