Increasing number of women are turning to Ayurvedic medicines to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that has become all too common in the recent times.
It is seen that the number of PCOS cases has been rising year after year. It is also observed that more women with PCOS are trying out Ayurveda medicines successfully.
“Now, since PCOS has become a life-style disease mainly because of the grind of daily working life in modern society. People also have no time to eat healthy anymore and pick up food on the go. They also tend to lead sedentary lives without much activity. Such factors play a big role in affecting women,” says a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. It says that as many as 20-25 per cent of Indian women in child-bearing age have PCOS. In South India, the figure was around 9 per cent. The world over, some estimates put PCOS prevalence for one in every 10 women.
Dr Satynarayan Bhat, a retired professor at an Ayurveda college and a consultant, says, “I have seen girls as young as 17 coming to my clinic with PCOS. Over the past five years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of such cases. I used to see at least two to three cases in a month around five to six years ago. However, now, I see at least four on a daily basis.” he adds.