Do you experience any of the below?
- Irregular periods
- Infrequent bleeding
- Issues in ovulation
- Thinning hair
- Excess facial and body hair growth
- Dark patches
- Pelvic pain
- Increase in body weight
- Lipid abnormalities
If you have answered yes to most of the above symptoms, you could have PCOS/PCOD and would be necessary to check with a gynecologist to confirm the possibility.
What are PCOS and PCOD?
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common condition among women in the reproductive age group due to higher levels of androgen interfering with egg development and is transformed to cysts on the ovaries which prevents the ovaries from functioning normally.
Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder is a collection of mature eggs not being released leading to cyst development. This is due to hormonal imbalance.
Ever since we had the pandemic in place and a lockdown being announced many of our metabolic clocks startled. Be it male or female, the majority would agree that their entire lifestyle took a jolt and would take a lot of time to recuperate back on track. Females had yet another clock that wasn’t spared by the pandemic and the associated stress meter that came into the picture.
Sudden isolation from kith and kin, no outdoors, and no helping hands for domestic chores, managing kids, and working from home skyrocketed the stress levels. Untimely meals which could be junk, no proper sleep cycle added more fuel to a burning medical problem amongst women. Would you believe that there have been reports that at least 25% of women in the country have been experiencing irregularities in periods?
Stress from any trigger be it at the office, travel, or at home could have an impact on your monthly cycle. The so-called new reality hit the female population hard that Doctors reported more cases of disrupted menstrual cycles which were either irregular cycles or severe menstrual cramps of varying intensities.
A no-show at the end of the month brought out smiles to many but brought trouble to the others. The fear of getting infected and the inability to venture to hospitals to get the irregularities checked worsened the condition for many.
Doctors reported that many patients who had PCOD under control had their conditions jumping over the wall due to lockdown stress. Binge eating, no physical activity, and stress have been attributed to have caused the major malfunction.
Doctors have also mentioned that increased levels of cortisol (stress hormone) were messing up the monthly cycles in women when tests were taken. A regular mealtime with nutritious food, physical activity, and a good sleep cycle could help keep the condition in check. More importantly, finding ways to relieve stress and maintaining good menstrual health is a must for women.
Though PCOD and PCOS cannot be completely cured, you could keep them at controlled levels so that they do not bring in complications.
You could bring in tremendous changes by inculcating the below habits.
11 habits to control PCOS and PCOD
- Keep a check on your weight.
- Addressing triggers of stress be it a human or a situation.
- No junk food.
- Being sure of the food portions, eating only when you are hungry, and not skipping meals in between to end up binge eating.
- No desserts which include sweets, chocolates, or bakery items.
- Limiting intake of wheat, dairy, and minimizing simple carbs.
- Not ignoring an irregular period.
- Increasing intake of fiber and bitter foods.
- A good amount of physical exercise.
- Good sleep cycle.
- Leading a slow and joyful life.
I also came across a period care kit that I would love to share with you here.
Deal PCOS and PCOD with Namyaa Period Care
Namyaa natural care’s newest launch is their period care range. Comprising of three products under the name of Namyaa period care the products help in treating the root cause and aid in keeping the hormone level in balance.
Namyaa Aarthava Kshaya for PCOD and PCOS – These are tablets that are 60 in number packaged in a bottle. Prepared by following the Ayurvedic principles of Stree Roga Chikitsa.
The product claims to address the root cause of PCOD and PCOS, helps in restoring hormonal balance, and aids in timely ovulation. The product has no chemicals, is prepared by using all-natural ayurvedic ingredients, and hence safe to consume.
Price: Rs.399 for a bottle of 60 tablets
Namyaa Anartava – For delayed and irregular periods – An exclusive syrup that treats irregular periods. The product claims to be a permanent solution for delayed periods and help maintain a regular menstrual cycle. Not only regularize the monthly cycle but helps restore a proper balance of hormone and thereby eliminating toxins for blood purification.
Price: Rs.449 for a 500ml syrup bottle
Namyaa Shwetkanika for white discharge– A pack of 60 tablets that help in controlling white discharge. Instructed to be taken twice post breakfast and dinner for 90 days to achieve the results. Also helps in balancing hormone and eliminating toxins.
Price: Rs.399 for a bottle of 60 tablets.
All the above three products part of Namyaa period care are available on the brand website, amazon, and Flipkart.
Next time you have irregular periods don’t ignore and take care of your health. Remember that you are important to run the show. And a no-show could ruin things for you.
Keep regular, be healthy. Happy periods!