International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)

Unani literary review on PCOD and its management


Dr. Mubasheera, Dr. Tabassum, Dr. Habibullah

PCOD is one of the most common causes of irregular periods and infertility. It starts to appear at 15-25 years of age and it may take years for its clinical presentation to appear. The incidence of PCOD is 4-22%. The symptoms of PCOD include irregular periods, hirsutism, acne, obesity etc. Women with PCOD are at increased risk of reproductive problems including infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometrial cancer, late menopause and metabolic aberrations including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases. PCOD is associated with increased risk of morbidity. The exact etiology of PCOD remains unclear, but it is believed to result from complex interactions between genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Anxiety, depression, and reduced quality of life are also common in PCOD. In PCOD, multiple small cysts, which are actually tiny follicles, develop inside the ovary. The cysts and the connective tissue surrounding them (the stroma) produce male hormones called androgens. These androgens block follicular development and cause the follicle degeneration. It may lead to male pattern of hair distribution. In Unani system of medicine various single and compound drugs mentioned for amenorrhea such as abhal, badiyan, aspand, hab balsan, hab khurtum, habbul qilt, rewand chini, akleelul mulk, tukhm kasus, kharkhask, parsiya-o-shan, jadwar, akarkarha etc. which are widely used in the management of ehtebase tams and uqr. Compound formulations such as sharbat ersa, sharbat shikanjabeen asli, etc. are also used. These drugs also contain phyto estrogens that mimic the estrogenic action and normalize the menstrual cycle. This review paper reveals unani concept of PCOD and its management with unani herbs in detail
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Dr. Mubasheera, Dr. Tabassum, Dr. Habibullah. Unani literary review on PCOD and its management. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 106-108
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