A women in her child bearing age suffering with irregular periods, unexplained weight gain, unwanted hair growth or difficulty in conceiving may be suffering from PCOS.
WHAT IS PCOS?
PCOS means Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (also called as PCOD – Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a disorder effecting ovaries and is characterised by multiple small fluid filled sacs resulting in menstrual irregularities (period problems), many a times it is undiagnosed or diagnosed lately.
HOW COMMON IS PCOS?
PCOS is common and effects 10 to 15% of women in child bearing age.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PCOS ?
Disruption of normal ovarian function and hormonal imbalances lead to improper or arrested development of ovarian follicles (eggs) and also leads to raise in male type of hormones in blood. These arrested follicles in a ultrasound look like small fluid filled sacs which resemble cysts and hence the name “Polycystic Ovarian Disease”.
PCOS is on a raise and is becoming common due to increased sedentary habits, increased stress, decreased daily activity – lack of proper excersices and improper dietary habits. Obesity is thought to be the major risk factor for PCOS. PCOS may run in families and is inherited in many women.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PCOS?
- Menstrual Problems: women suffering with PCOS may have irregular or delayed periods.
- Infertility: may result due to chronic irregular periods or absent periods which leads to anovulatory cycles (egg is not released).
- Un explained weight gain and difficulty in losing weight.
- Excessive and unwanted hair growth on face, chest & limbs described as Hirsutism.
- skin problems such as Acne (pimples), oily skin, acanthosis nigricans (black and dark skin in folds of skin in underarms, groins and back of neck).
HOW IS PCOS DIAGNOSED ?
PCOS can be diagnosed by the symptoms presented by the patient. A detailed history with complete details of menstrual pattern, obesity/ weight gain, hirsutism and secondary sexual characters (development of breast, hair growth and unwanted hair) is most useful in diagnosing a case of PCOS.
Ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis is the most commonly used investigation in diagnosing PCOS. Multiple small cysts like lesions can be seen in the periphery of the ovary and ovaries may appear larger in a ultrasound.
Blood levels of various hormones including FSH, LH, Progesterone and Total and Free Testosterone,DHEA-S, DHT levels are checked. A Fasting Blood Sugar levels may be ordered along with glucose tolerance test to check for insulin resistance which is thought to be a major causative factor of PCOS in obese persons.
A Fasting Lipid profile is also done as PCOS is many a times associated with high cholesterol levels in blood.
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR PCOS:
Homeocare International offers a constitutional homeopathic method with Holistic approach and perceives all the associated symptoms with PCOS and by individualised approach treats the root cause of PCOS and corrects the underlying hormone imbalances by stimulating your own body and with out using any external supplementation of hormones. As PCOS is not a simple disease of ovaries but is a complex disorder involving imbalances of many hormones secreated from other major endocrine organs which effect the ovaries, a Constitutional and holistic approach is best suitable for PCOS Treatment.
Homeocare International has a experience of treating large number of women suffering with PCOS and curing it completely and permanently, there by regularising the menses ( periods), reduction in hirsutism (unwanted hair) and increases the chances of conceiving.
Patient feedback shows that there is a significant reduction in the necessity of Laproscopic surgery and hormone therapy in women taking PCOS treatment at Homeocare International.
Homeopathy Treatment is strongly recommended to all women suffering with PCOS & even before undergoing surgical treatment for PCOS.
The information above provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace your Doctor’s or Expert’s opinion/advice.