PCOD/PCOS & its Treatment in different Medicinal Systems – Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy

Review Article

Review on PCOD/PCOS & its Treatment in different Medicinal Systems – Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy

Author: Akshata Sawant*, Sonali Patil, Shruti Shah

*Department of Bioanalytical Sciences, Birla College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Kalyan (West), Maharashtra, India

Email: sawantakshata94@gmail.com



As PCOS/PCOD is multifaceted problem with reproductive endocrine and metabolic
dysfunction. PCOS is also called as Stein-leventhal Syndrome after two doctors who first described
it in 1935 PCOS is one of the most endocrinopathy affecting women. The Rotterdam 2003
criteria defines PCOS as incidence of any two of 3 key criteria namely, oligo ovulation
andanovulation , hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries [PCO].PCOS is found to be the
most common reason for menstrual irregularities in 4-12% of women of reproductive age [12-45
yrs old]. 5-10% of women develop PCOS during their teenage or child bearing years.
Worldwide PCOS affects up to 6-7% of the population. However, the prevalence specific to the
country vary extensively. In India, the incidence of PCOS/PCOD is on the hike, nearly 35% of
women suffer from it. Symptoms of PCOS/PCODare irregular, infrequent periods within 3 or 4
years of starting menstruate light or very heavy bleeding during period weight gain , excessive hair
growth to varying degrees on face, chest, and lower abdomen.In this review paper the treatment of
PCOS with different medicinal system namely Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Allopathy taken into
account to compare and analyse best curable medicinal system for PCOS.As allopathy is a method
of treating disease with remedies/medications that produce effects different from those caused by
the disease itself. Allopathic medicines are limited, comparatively homeopathy have various
options of medicine without any side effects for every symptom of PCOS/PCOD. Allopathy does
not cure PCOS, but helps in managing and controlling effects while Ayurveda and Homeopathy can
be considered as best cure and promising treatment with no side effects

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