PCOD (Polycystic Covary Disorder) is the most common disorder seen among adolescent girls in India. The prevalence of PCOD is nearly 5% in the age group of 18-25 & is increasing day by day.
PCOD is a hormonal disorder which affects multiple system of body. Obesity is linked with PCOD where follicles in ovaries shows cyclic changes.
Most women and adolescents experience weight gain or obesity, while others may be lean. Multiple follicles (cysts) on ovaries in a “string of pearls” pattern is also an indicator for PCOD, but may not appear in all cases.
Studies have shown that millions of women and adolescent girls are affected by PCOD, with less than 50% diagnosed. PCOD is responsible for 70% of infertility issues in women who have difficulty in ovulating. Teens and post-menopausal women can also suffer from PCOD. Approximately 40% of patients with diabetes between the ages of 20-50 may have PCOD. In addition, some studies have found that if a mother has PCOD, there is a 50% chance that her daughter will have PCOD. The good news is that early diagnosis and proper education can help adolescents and women lower their risk factors and live a happy, healthier life.
Mode Of Action :- PCOD is genetic as well as life style disorder which is present with number of varied symptoms in different age group of females.
As its name Polycystic Ovarian Disease - small cysts are formed in the ovaries due to strong insulin resistance at ovarian tissue level.
Due to insulin resistance number of hormones such as FSH, LH, Testosterone, DHEA, and estrogen are deranged. Every individual of PCOS does not show variation in all the hormones at a single given time. The presentation of the disease is different with different person as per the genetic makeup of the person.
The concerns of patient regarding PCOS are also different. Some girls in teen age have a concern for acne or hirsuitism. In adulthood patient may have a concern for menorggia, amenorrhea or metrorrhagia. Some patients may have a concern with infertility or some may have a concern about metabolic syndrome or malignancies in latter age. Hence different types of managements are needed to treat such type of concerns. The symptomatology which is shown by patients of PCOS also depends on the genetic expression.
In contempary medicine no much difference is observed in treating all above concerns. So great need of medicine which can target symptomatology as well as main pathology in the society. Jeevanrekha PCOS managements have number of formulations which are personalized, which can target symptoms as well as main pathology. As insulin resistance at ovarian level is main pathology. In PCOS patient’s specific phytochemicals which has an ability to work at an ovarian level are advocated in the management. Apart from insulin sensitivity certain medicines act on thica cells which correct the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
Jeevanrekha PCOS Managements have classified PCOS into two major group that is thin PCOS and obese PCOS. In both PCOS patients basic pathology of insulin resistance remain same
In thin PCOS DHEAS, adrenals testosterone are involved in the pathology. Due to certain environmental changes at the ovarian level these hormones get deranged. This further deviates testosterone and estrogen .This is the different pathology which is to be treated separately .So apart from treating insulin resistance and regulation of gonadotrophins, DHEAS and testosterone are also to be corrected in thin PCOS patients. Hence this classification comes to great help for the betterment of patients.
PCOS if remains untreated can land into its own co morbidities which can prove fetal to them. These co morbidities again differ from person to person, age and its genetic configuration. Females having strong PCOS not only lye into sterility or hirsuitism but also may land into metabolic syndrome, cervical or ovarian cancer, hence PCOS at a molecular it is important aspect of Jeevanrekha Obesity Management.
Certain medicines like extracts of cinnamon, licorice, asparagus phytochemicals like Berberin and curcumin play an important role in inhibiting varied pathologies of PCOS.
Apart from medicinal use specific personalized diet also helps to down regulate genetic expression .Up till date number of patents have been benefited and enjoying PCOS Free status.