Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects 1 among 10 women of childbearing age. It is a hormonal endocrine disorder. Pathologically, there is an increased level of male hormone (elevated level of testosterone and estrogen) in women which directly affects the metabolism and also interferes with ovulation, causing amenorrhea or irregular menses, ovarian cysts, etc.
Symptoms of PCOS:
Typical symptoms of PCOS are obesity, acne, scalp hair loss, hirsutism (excessive facial and bodily hair growth), irregular or absent menses, multiple cysts formation in bilateral ovaries, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, depression, and infertility. More or less, these are the symptoms with a varied intensity that are seen in PCOS. Not all symptoms are present in every patient. In fact, some patients are not overweight.
Although the primary cause of PCOS is still unknown, it has a genetic predisposition.
That means women with a positive family history of PCOD are at higher risk of developing the same.
Chronic stress, strong emotion could be a triggering factor for PCOD.
Conventional treatment offers hormonal therapy to regulate ovulation and menstruation, dermatologist’s prescription for acne, antidepressants for anxiety and depression, etc,. often due to extensive treatment and side effects of modern medicine, patients keep looking for natural ways of cure.
What homeopathy has to offer?
Homeopathy is a holistic way of treatment, where the patient is treated as a whole rather than just focusing on the individual symptom.
In homeopathy, the remedy is selected individually on the basis of thorough details about the patient. Details like overall symptoms, patient’s medical history, family history, cause of disease, temperament, even her physical generals such as appearance, food cravings, and aversions, sleep patterns, dreams, etc, are noted carefully. Hence, such a well-selected remedy not only covers all symptoms but also gives permanent relief and cure without any side-effects.
There are a number of medicines in homeopathy which has shown excellent results. Here is the list of remedies often prescribed for PCOD treatment are as follows:-
Sepia: This remedy is best suited to the patient with irregular menses, Irritable temperament with indifference towards a loved one, excessive bodily hair, etc. Sepia acts very efficiently to regulate the menstrual cycle. It can also be considered to treat infertility due to PCOD/PCOS.
Pulsatilla: This remedy is best suited to young girls at pubertal age. When menses are late and scanty.
Calcarea carb: one can think of this remedy when there are profuse and prolonged menses. The women with PCOD facing obesity require this remedy. Calcarea carb can effectively help to reduce weight in such cases.
Sulphur, silica works best for symptoms like painful acne, hirsutism, hair loss.
Sepia, Natrum muriaticum, Calcarea carb, Pulsatilla, Thuja, Kali carb, Sulphur, Silica, etc, are the remedies that are often prescribed as a constitutional remedy. This means these remedies are selected individually on the basis of thorough details about patients.
Selection of medicine varies from patient to patient. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult qualified homeopath for treating your individual case.
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