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Article: DIAGNOSIS OF PCOS WITH AYURVEDIC NIDANA PANCHAKA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Santosh Kesarkar, Pranoti Mane
Abstract: PCOS is one of the common endocrine diseases in reproductive age group of females and it is the main cause of anovulatory infertility. It shows symptoms like irregular menses, hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, obesity, infertility, insulin resistance, hair loss, hyperandrogenism and having high risk to develop endometrial hyperplasia, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. PCOS is not only ovarian dysfunction but it is actually an endocrine and metabolic disorder. There is change in lifestyle, fast food consumption habit, lack of exercise and continuous stressful work which leads to PCOS problem in the society. In Ayurveda every disease is diagnosed by nidana Panchaka. Though signs and symptoms of PCOS are not given directly in Ayurvedic literature but there is 8-10 diseases given in Ayurveda which can correlate with PCOS. In modern science there are very few drugs which controls PCOS and majority of them are hormonal drugs which having lots of side effects that’s why many Doctors and researchers are looking for natural drugs rather than hormonal treatment. So there is lot of opportunity to treat PCOS by Ayurvedic drugs. But for that Ayurvedic diagnosis of PCOS is very important.
Keyword: PCOS, Hormonal imbalance, Srotorodha, Aama, Nidana Panchaka, Yonivyapada.