PCOS – Symptoms, Causes, Homeopathy Treatment

What is PCOS

Symptoms of PCOS

Causes of PCOS

Diagnosis of PCOS

Treatment of PCOS

Advantages of homeopathy treatment in PCOS

What is PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that women commonly get during their childbearing years. It can affect adversely women’s ability to have pregnancy (causing infertility).

PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility, affecting 6% to 12% women of reproductive age in countries like United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India.

PCOS is a “syndrome,” or group of symptoms that affects the ovaries and ovulation. It is characterised by three main findings:

Polycystic Ovary
Polycystic Ovary

It also causes acne and unwanted body and facial hair. It raises your risk of other health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

In conventional medicine, birth control pills and diabetes drugs (which combat insulin resistance, a PCOS symptom) are employed to help fix the hormone imbalance and relieve symptoms. Homeopathy, an alternative therapy (CAM) has effective treatment for PCOS. Homeopathy employs ultra-dilutions of natural substances which helps restore hormonal balance in a very natural way giving long lasting relief from the condition. So homeopathy may prove helpful for those who are looking for permanent cure of PCOS without surgery and without hormones. Homeopathy never uses synthetic hormones for the treatment.

Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Symptoms of PCOS

Some women start seeing symptoms around the time of their first period. Others only discover they have PCOS after they have gained a lot of weight or they have had trouble getting pregnant.

Most common symptoms and signs of PCOS are as below:

PCOS signs and symptoms are typically more severe if you're obese.
Complications of PCOS: PCOS if not treated, may lead to:

Obesity is associated with PCOS and can worsen complications of the disorder.

Causes of PCOS

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Factors that might play a role include:

Diagnosis of PCOS

Your doctor might perform:

If you have a diagnosis of PCOS, your doctor might recommend additional tests for complications. Those tests can include:

Treatment of PCOS

PCOS treatment focuses on managing your individual concerns, such as Irregular or missed menstrual cycles, infertility, hirsutism, acne or obesity. Treatment consists of medication and lifestyle changes like weight loss, diet and exercise.

Lifestyle changes

Your doctor may recommend weight loss through a low-calorie diet combined with moderate exercise activities.

Weight loss:

Even a modest reduction in your weight - for example, losing 5 percent of your body weight - might help regulate your menstrual cycle and improve PCOS symptoms. Losing weight may also increase the effectiveness of treatment that you are receiving for PCOS, and can help with infertility. Weight loss can also improve cholesterol levels, lower insulin, reduce heart disease and diabetes risks.

Exercise:

A few studies have found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least 3 days a week can help women with PCOS lose weight. Losing weight with exercise also improves ovulation and insulin levels. If you have PCOS, increasing your daily activity and participating in a regular exercise program may treat or even prevent insulin resistance and help you keep your weight under control and avoid developing diabetes.

Exercise is even more beneficial when combined with a healthy diet. Diet plus exercise helps you lose more weight than either intervention alone, and it lowers your risks for diabetes and heart disease.

Diet Changes:

Studies comparing diets for PCOS have found that low carbohydrate diets are effective for both weight loss and lowering insulin levels.

A low glycemic index (low GI) diet that gets most carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps regulate the menstrual cycle better than a regular weight loss diet.

As regards supplements: Omega-3 fish oil, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B complex are some nutritional supplements that can effectively manage PCOS according to a research study.

Know more about PCOS diet here.

Medications

Conventional medicine:

To regulate your menstrual cycle, conventional medicine uses Combination birth control pills - Pills that contain estrogen and progestin hormones. Instead of pills, you might use a skin patch or vaginal ring that contains a combination of estrogen and progestin.

Few other medications like Clomiphene, Letrozole, Metformin, Gonadotropins, Spironolactone, Eflornithine etc are used in conventional medicine.

Homeopathic Treatment of PCOS

Homeopathy as a healing method doesn't use any synthetic hormones in the treatment of PCOS. Homeopathy treatment of PCOS is completely non hormonal and non surgical. Instead of giving synthetic hormones from outside, personalized homeopathy remedy chosen for a particular case stimulates ovaries and other endocrine glands to produce hormones in a balanced and physiological way thus restoring the health in a very natural way. That is why homeopathic remedies for PCOD can work great as an adjunct to conventional medications.

So while getting treated for PCOS, do include homeopathy system of medicine in your treatment plan for its unique benefits. Also homeopathy is preferred in chronic PCOS cases where synthetic hormones are not recommended frequently and for long durations. Homeopathy medicine's ultimate goal is to cure the disease from the roots and not just suppressing the symptoms.

Homeopathy medicines like Aurum Muriaticum Natronatum, Lachesis, Apis Mellifica, Iodium, Palladium are the few remedies which are indicated in PCOS cases, however, for any particular case, the best treatment for PCOS is the one which is selected by studying the case from homeopathy angle. At our clinic, we study carefully the details of case history that you submit in our Questionnaire for online homeopathy treatment.

Advantages of homeopathy treatment in PCOS

Homeopathy is highly recommended in every case of PCOS along with lifestyle modifications like weight loss, exercise and diet changes. Problems like irregular menses, infertility, hirsutism, obesity is taken care of with well planned homeopathy treatment over a duration of few months. All homeopathy medicines are: