PCO and Ayurveda

Which dosha is aggravated in PCO?

Ayurveda classifies PCOS as a kapha disorder, and by looking at the findings of modern medicine we can correlate the exhibiting features of the disease with the dominate dosha responsible for the disorder.
Now understand these terms first. Read them again and again to completely understand.

**The organs responsible for reproduction in the female body are called artava dhatu.
**The channel that supplies, nourishes and enables the functional action of carrying the ovum to the uterus is called artavavaha srota. Srota means channel

All three doshas play important and distinctive roles in the processes behind the female reproduction which includes the ovarian cycle and the menstrual cycle.

Vata is responsible for movement of the follicle during the ovarian cycle, the rupture of the ovary wall releasing the matured ovum, the movement of the fimbriae – the finger like projections that guide the ovum into the fallopian tubes and the movement of the ovum towards the uterus. These actions are due to a type of vaat which has downward direction in body called apana vayu, the force behind downward movement from the navel down. Apana vayu is also responsible for the movement of menses during menstruation and the energy behind the downward movement of a baby through the birth canal during labour.

The action of the hormones expresses the nature of pitta, the energy responsible for transformation. All stages of the female reproductive process are a result of the interplay of hormones. The spark of intelligence behind the transformation of each stage is due to pitta reflected in the influence of the hormones on the different stages of the ovarian and menstrual cycles.
So this suggests hormones are due to pitta dosha.

Kapha’s heavy cool qualities nourish the development of the tissues that form and support the reproductive system including the nurturing energy supporting growth of the follicle during the ovarian cycle. It is responsible for the mucosa layer of the fallopian tubes and uterus that protects the tissues from the drying affect of ever present vata. In the GI tract kapha is responsible for the mucosa lining that protects the tissues form digestive enzymes.

Now PCOS happen when kapha blocks vata and pitta, hence movement is obstructed and the transformation process is suppressed.
So this way, PCO is a tridoshaj issue. Where all three Doshas are vitiated.

I think I have justified the causative factors according to Ayurveda.

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