ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF STHAULYA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OBESE PCOS: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Bindya R *, Maya Balakrishnan, Giby Thomas
Abstract: The polycystic ovarian syndrome is an extremely prevalent heterogeneous disorder affecting women in the reproductive age group. Symptoms may include menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism, or another endocrine dysfunction. Women with PCOS are more likely to be obese and are evident by their elevated BMIs and Waist: Hip ratios. These ratios reflect an android or central pattern of obesity which are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease one of the long-term consequences of PCOS. Obesity or sthoulya is a Santharpanajanya roga. Athisthoulyam is also mentioned under Ashtou ninditha purushas. An exact correlation of PCOS cannot be found in our classics; rather most clinical features are seen scattered among the symptoms and diseases mentioned in the context of Streeroga. Main menstrual irregularities seen in PCO women are oligomenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, and DUB which are found in the context of Artava Vyapat like Artavakshaya, Nashtartava, and Asrigdhara respectively. Anovulation resulting in amenorrhoea can be compared with Vandya yonivyapat and Pushpagni Jataharini.
Keyword: Sthaulya, Obesity, Obese PCOS