Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common disorder associated with the endocrine system in women of childbearing age.
In PCOS, ovaries produce higher than the normal level of testosterone which causes hormonal imbalance.
This hormonal imbalance produces immature follicles, which cannot or delays the release of the ovum, resulting in the irregular menstrual cycle and infertility if remains untreated.
What are the causes of PCOS?
The exact cause is unknown yet there are few underlying conditions responsible for PCOS.
- Hormonal imbalance
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Unhealthy Lifestyle and sedentary life
- Change in the environment
- Metabolic disorders
- Long term stress and anxiety
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
One can’t diagnose PCOS by just a group of symptoms, a proper medical investigation is a must before taking any treatment or therapy as some health problems like underactive thyroid, iron deficiency, insulin resistance, etc can mimic like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. A few common symptoms of PCOS are below, not necessary to have all of them in a single case.
- Irregular or delayed menstrual cycle
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Unusual weight gain
- Acne on face
- Hair fall
- Hair thinning
- Facial hair
How Yoga Can Help In PCOS?
Carefully chosen yoga series can help in gaining holistic health.
When Yoga is practised as a therapy it can help a lot and aids in treating PCOS. Many asanas have a potential effect on the female reproductive system and hormonal system.
According to yogic science, our body and life process is governed and regulated by Pran; The Vital Force. There are a total of ten Pran, out of which five are main.
Apan Pran which is descending in nature functions in connection with the reproductive system and excretory system. When Apan is disturbed it can manifest on the body through deranged functions of the excretory and reproductive system.
An experienced yoga teacher who knows body physiology and yogic science can surely help in PCOS.
But make sure that before you for Yoga therapy for PCOS, have a clinical investigation beforehand and show all medical reports to your Yoga Teacher that can help in deciding if yoga can help or up to what extent it can help in PCOS. Also, it will help in the selection of specific asanas.