It’s been years now that women around the world have been the silent sufferer of this demon of PCOS. 1 in every 10 women of childbearing age is affected by this ailment silently as half of them go undiagnosed. It is not deadly but weakens your body and mind to a great extent. Suppose, a woman who is not having regular menstruation, or cannot conceive, has hair fall, obesity, and more because of this PCOS, what a mental effect it might have and how much it would affect her general well-being.
What is PCOS?
In PCOS the women have a hormonal imbalance, we all have both male and female hormones but in females, the male hormones are less and in males the female hormones are minimal. This balance is maintained because of the appropriate uses of the hormones. But when hormonal imbalance and female starts producing more male hormones than female hormones that are required for ovulation PCOS starts developing.
The ovaries in such females are typically enlarged with multiple cystic follicles, unlike only one healthy follicle which ruptures to release the egg every month in a healthy female. Every female knows their body well, they have gone through various Premenstrual symptoms such as mood swings, breast tenderness, etc. Hence, they are a keen observer and should keep a check on their reproductive health so that a timely diagnosis can help you with the diagnosis of silent PCOS.
Warning signs and symptoms for PCOS.
Knowing the warning signs is important so you can stay aware and help yourself to avoid a full-fledged condition of polycystic ovarian disease. The common symptoms of PCOS include the following:
- Irregular menstruation i the commonest one experienced by most females. Some females experience no menstruation at all.
- Fertility issues where they may not be able to conceive easily.
- Hirsutism means abnormal and excessive hair growth over the chest, back, face ( which is generally found in males).
- Hair loss and thinning of hair which is a major concern of many females.
- Acne and changes in skin health like excessive sebum production and open pores etc. This is another complaint after hair loss which mostly the females complain and fear off as they directly hamper their social image and self-esteem.
Complications or later risks in life-
PCOS is not deadly and is silent but it may increase the chances to get other disorders that affect your wellness to a great and dangerous extent.
Some of the health problems that may precipitate due to PCOS are as follows:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Skin disorders such as freckles, discoloration, etc
- Sleeping disorders
- Depression and anxiety issues.
After looking at the symptoms and complications you must be aware by now that this silent disorder named PCOS can destroy your health at both physical and mental levels slowly and silently. Thus, it is not safe to leave it untreated for a long time, if you find any of these symptoms visit your nearest physician.
Homeopathy and its efficacy in the treatment of PCOS:
Polycystic ovarian disease as we know it is now the major concern for the conventional mode of treatment. The cases are rising day by day and the mode of treatment they opt for is lacking the job somewhere hence there is the need for a mode of treatment that is more holistic, has fewer side-effects, does not believe in administering synthetic hormones but believes in fixing the internal derangement.
Homeopathy never believes in or supports invasive methods of treatment instead it believes in supporting the body to heal and reverse the direction of ailment. In PCOS homeopathic remedies help the body fix the hormonal imbalance and bring it to a normal level. Many research papers have been published that suggest the significant role of individualized homeopathic medicines in PCOS by regularising the menstrual cycle and also the resolution of the cysts and other associated symptoms. Many cases have shown visible improvement within a 4 to 12 months time period. Though, the prognosis completely depends on the case and the progress.
A study was presented at the second international conference on traditional and alternative medicine proved that out of the sample size of 132 patients who were not treated by the conventional mode of treatment when given individualized homeopathic remedy, 91 of them were successfully treated. There are numerous such researches and success stories.
Homeopathic remedies only administered under the guidance of a trained homeopath will help you with your polycystic ovarian syndrome. So, never try to self-medicate yourself after reading symptoms anywhere. Few homeopathic remedies that work well for various associated symptoms of PCOS only for reference are mentioned below:
- Hairfall- Arnica, thuja, china, jaborandi, acid.fluor
- Acne – for acne many remedies treat every kind of acne including acne of PCOS too. Name few are pulsatilla, berberis, kali-brom, heap sulph, silicea, sulphur, natrum mur.
- Infertility issues- sepia, tarantula, lycopodium, pulsatilla, lachesis, etc treat infertility issues and problems in conceiving.
Female health should be an utmost priority especially their reproductive health in the childbearing age, as only a healthy female can give birth to a healthy child. No female should suffer the PCOS and its associated symptoms and mental stress silently. Try to approach a physician as soon as you observe any change. Acting early is better than late. Opt for the more sustainable and holistic mode of treatment as the treatment is time taking and you need to modify your lifestyle such as including yoga, skipping on refined sugar and gluten, and avoiding unnecessary stress. Choose health for yourself and bid adieu to PCOS with the right treatment at right time.