Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS/PCOD)
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/disease (it is also called as polycystic ovarian disease, PCOD). It is a common hormonal disorder seen among women in their reproductive age. It’s an endocrine disorder in females between the ages of 18 to 40 affecting about 20% of this age group. The cysts are filled with fluid and immature eggs. These cysts are actually immature follicles.
Causes of PCOS –
Exact causes of PCOS are unknown. Certain causes may be as follows.
Increased androgens particularly Testosterone (male hormones) in the female.
Genetic – PCOS runs in families.
Insulin resistance – extra insulin causes more male hormones in the body.
Signs and symptoms of PCOS —
Irregular or no menses at all for months or heavy bleeding during menses.
Excess body and facial hair, hirsutism.
Thinning of hairs.
Acne, thick skin.
Infertility – difficulty in getting pregnant.
Anxiety & depression.
Associated conditions –
Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity (usually central obesity), sleep apnea, heart disease, mood swings, and ca-endometrium.
It is not necessary that all patients have every symptom.
A USG scan shows that the patient has changes in the ovaries with multiple small cysts. The cysts are arranged around the outside of the ovary, just under the surface and have not been able to rupture as they should at ovulation.
Prevention of PCOS–
Changes in lifestyle.
Doing exercise regularly.
Losing weight also helps patients of PCOS.
Counselling – PCOS causes some emotional distress.
What is the treatment for PCOS/PCOD in Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is the best alternative for treating PCOS. Homeopathy not only treats the PCOS but also cure the cause of the disorder. According to homeopathy, the human body keeps itself disease-free. When the immunity or the vitality of the body gets deranged the body becomes diseased.
Homeopathy restores that vitality to the normal state. Prescribing the right remedy depends upon the individual, peculiar symptoms of the patient.
While prescribing the Homeopathic medicine, physical & mental symptoms are considered. Homeopathic treatment is better in comparison to other faculties of medicine & it is safe to use homeopathy for the treatment.
Can homeopathy treat PCOS?
Yes, it can treat. The management of PCOS by homeopathy is as follows.
5 best Homeopathic medicines for PCOS/PCOD are –
Apis Mel –
Soreness and stinging pains in the ovarian region especially on the right side. Suppressed menses especially in young girls. Dysmenorrhoea, metrorrhagia with severe ovarian pains. Ovarian tumours, metritis with stinging pains. Delirium with menstrual abnormalities.
Industrious, fearful, with jealousy and irritability are marked in apis mel patient. Cannot concentrate mind with restlessness.
Indicated in para ovarian cysts. Diarrhœa before and during menses. Menses are too early and profuse. Leucorrhoea following menses. Too frequent menses with bearing down pain in the lower abdomen that cannot bear tight clothing around the waist.
Bovista patient is awkward in nature, falls things from hands. Absentminded, quarrelsome and irritable in nature.
It has marked action on uterus and ovaries. Uterine cramps with ovaritis. Amenorrhoea with pain in the ovarian region. Ovarian neuralgia. Facial blemishes in young girls. Menses profuse, irregular with nervousness.
Complaints aggravated during menses, more the flow greater the sufferings. Better by warmth. Bovista patient is fearful, depressed with a sensation of cloud enveloping her.
Affects especially the left side. Too short menses where pains are relieved by the flow. Inflammation of ovaries with enlargement, hardness & induration. Metrorrhagia, menses between with pain in ovaries.
Cannot bear tight clothing around the waist. Lachesis patient is loquacious, Amative, Sad with no desire to mix with the world. Jealous, Suspicious with religious insanity.
This remedy is very useful in treating PCOS. Amenorrhoea or too late, scanty, intermittent menses. Congestion of ovaries with inflammation and changeable menses. Painful menses since puberty. Labour like pains during menses. Pulsatilla patient is timid, irresolute who weeps easily.
Fears to be alone, dark, ghost. Likes sympathy. A great fear of the opposite sex. Religious, highly emotional accompanied by rapid mood swings.
These are commonly used Homeopathic remedies for PCOS. Apart from this, there are other medicines too which can be used to treat PCOD. It is advisable to take medicines under the proper guidance of an expert homeopath.
Other medicines —
Colocynth, Iodum, Kali brom, Phosphorus, Platina, Rhus tox, Lycopodium, Thuja, and many more.
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