Difference Between Hypothyroidism and PCOS

Difference Between Hypothyroidism and PCOS

Thyroid and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) conditions are two of the most common lifestyle and hormone conditions in women. But with an accurate and appropriate diagnosis, PCOS and thyroid can be treated and controlled.


What is PCOS?

With the current environmental situation, pollution, anxiety, and unhealthy lifestyle, PCOS  thyroid has become a common health problem in women. Polycystic ovary syndrome which is termed PCOS is a hormonal condition. PCOS induces the ovaries to become widened. A PCOS ovary includes small cysts on the outermost borders. PCOS may be caused by genetic or environmental elements, but the causes are not precisely known. PCOS may lead to irregular menstruation, infertility, weight gain, dark patches on the skin, and undesirable hair. PCOS and hypothyroidism, in many circumstances, are interlinked as both are endocrine conditions.


What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is also known as low thyroid underactive thyroid is a condition that happens when the thyroid gland cannot create enough hormones. It is a shortage of thyroid hormone and can lead to exhaustion, uncertainty in sexual dysfunction, menstruation, weight gain, enlarged thyroid,  high cholesterol, and sluggishness. 


Symptoms of PCOS

  • Irregular periods.
  • Unwanted hair growth on the face, chin, or chest and Acne.
  • Dark patches on the skin.
  • Mood swings & depression, or insomnia. 
  • Hair thinning, especially the front line.
  • A sudden upsurge in body weight significantly around tummy and waist areas.
  • Repeated miscarriages.
  • Infertility.
  • An elevated level of male hormones may result in male pattern baldness, unwanted facial hair growth & occasionally severe acne.
  • Enlarged ovaries may contain follicles that surround eggs. As a result, ovaries may fail to function regularly.


Symptoms of Thyroid

  • Being nervous or irritable, mood swings.
  • Chronic Fatigue or muscle weakness, hand tremors, joint pain.
  • Heat intolerance, Trouble sleeping.
  • Rapid and irregular heartbeat.
  • Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea.
  • Weight gain.
  • Dry skin, constipation, hair fall.
  • Goiter - enlarged Thyroid- swollen neck.


Why does PCOS occur?

Several factors including genetics cause PCOS


  • Genes.
  • Insulin resistance – Excess insulin might increase male hormones causing difficulty with ovulation.
  • Disproportionate Inflammation in the body directs to higher androgen levels.
  • Obesity.
  • High levels of male hormones.
  • Excessive mucus of aam(toxic mucus ) & Kapha in the body.
  • Heavy bleeding.
  • Headaches.


Why does Hypothyroidism occur?

  • Radiation therapy. The radiation which is used to treat cancers of the head and neck can impact your thyroid gland and may lead to hypothyroidism.
  • Medications - A number of medications can contribute to hypothyroidism. One such medication is lithium, which is used to treat certain psychiatric conditions.
  • If you're taking medication, ask your doctor about its effect on your thyroid gland. Ayushakti’s natural therapies can help you get a healthy mind & emotions without the need to take chemical medication. 
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Pregnancy, and iodine deficiency.  
  • Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis- an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. 
  • Pregnancy - Some women generate hypothyroidism at the time or after pregnancy (postpartum hypothyroidism), oftentimes because they make antibodies to their own thyroid gland.
  • Iodine deficiency - The path mineral iodine — found predominantly in seaweed, seafood, plants which are grown in iodine-rich soil, and iodized salt — is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones. 

What is Ayushakti's Ayurved approach in treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS?


Ayushakti’s “Infertox” treatment is a holistic approach to reverse PCOS naturally without any side effects. Infertox program is a combination of customized diet, lifestyle, effective herbal supplements, proven kitchen formulas, and ancient authentic detox cleansing therapies. Following this combination treatment for 3 to 6 months, 70-80% of cases got remarkable improvement in their symptoms. In chronic years of PCOS cases, many need sometimes 9 -15 months to experience favorable results.


Ayushakti's "Infertox" program focuses on 3 ways 


  1. Balances Vata (air) and improves Agni (metabolism) – helps regulate hormone levels.
  2. Removes blockages of aam & Kapha mucus  – relieves inflammations and helps rupture the follicles
  3. Repair and rejuvenate the reproductive system to restore normal functions.

How does Ayushakti's Proven natural treatment help in getting rid of Hypothyroidism?


Ayushakti’s “Thyrotox” treatment approach is a customized plan to balance the thyroid hormones by improving metabolism.

  1. Removing toxic blockages of Aama & balancing dosha.
  2. Normalizing the immune functions, and reducing the anti-thyroid antibody. 
  3. It combines specific food plans, effective home remedies, herbal supplements, and ancient detox plans to follow for several months.  You will experience definite improvement in 2 to 6 months, in symptoms of thyroid like fatigue, depression, weight gain, etc.  Over a period of a few months, the thyroid function will begin to improve.



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Author of the Blog: Dr.Ronak Naik


Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram


Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd