PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) or PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) is a common problem for many girls and women where the patients suffer from multiple many small cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in their ovaries.
Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS
In some cases, PCOS/PCOD can generate severe complications too. The common symptoms of PCOS/PCOD are listed below.
a. enlarged ovary producing large amounts of estrogenic and androgen hormones.
b. Absence of menses.
c. Excessive hair on the face and body.
d. The sudden gain in weight or difficulty in losing weight.
e. Abnormal or Irregular periods or missed periods.
f. Excessive bleeding along with pain during periods.
g. Pelvic pain.
h. Problems of fertility and pregnancy.
i. Acne on the face, upper back, and chest.
j. Thinning of hair or loss of hair from the scalp.
k. Dark patches of skin may form in the body creases like the back of the neck, the groin area, etc.
The complication that may generate over time due to PCOS/PCOD are listed below
a. Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
b. Miscarriage or premature birth
c. Fatty liver or severe liver diseases due to fat accumulation in the liver
d. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
e. Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
f. Sleep apnea
g. Depression, anxiety, and eating disorders
h. uterine bleeding
i. Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer)
Causes of PCOD/PCOS
The exact causes of PCOS/PCOD are unknown. However, the factors that may play key role to produce such disease are-
a. Higher level of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas of the human body that allows the body cells to use sugar as the body’s primary energy source. If the body produces excess insulin that elevates the sugar level in the blood creating a hormonal imbalance in the body, This can increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation.
In the conventional treatment, the doctors may prescribe
a. birth control pills to restore hormonal balance, regulate ovulation, and relieve symptoms like excess hair growth. Such pills may have some side effects but these usually go away after 2 or 3 months of use. But in some cases, these may persist. The common side effects of birth control pills are spotting between periods, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, migraine, mood changes, weight gain, etc.
b. Medicines like Metformin which is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Metformin can lower your “male” hormone levels. The common side effects of such medicines are Bloating, Gas, Diarrhea, Belly pain, Constipation, Little appetite, etc.
c. Medicines like Eflornithine cream to slow down the hair growth or laser treatment to get rid of extra hair.
d. In some cases where the cysts are very large, the doctors may suggest surgery to remove them.
Homoeopathy is the most trusted and certainly the best alternative treatment to cure PCOS/PCOD. The remedies are completely side effect free.
a. Homoeopathy remedies restore the hormonal imbalance & neutralize its negative effects
b. The menstrual cycle gets regularized.
c. Controls excessive hair growth
d. Controls obesity
e. The cysts get dissolved within the 3-6 months period of the treatment.
f. Homoeopathy treatment takes care of infertility issues too.
Homoeopathy treatment tries to balance the vitality of our body so that the body can restore health without any external aid.