She had irregular periods for the last three years, then put on weight, now hair
started growing in her chin and lips. My gynaecologist says that she has
polycystic ovarian disease!”

      I am not conceived for past three years routine check up revealed that I have
PCOD. Doctor advices me puncture.

      Polycystic ovarian Syndrome is a mystery of women nowadays, since it is giving lifetime female hormonal imbalance and series of disorders. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is often an incidental finding in most cases while probing for other illnesses. Lack of periods or irregularity, longing for a child, unwanted facial hair growth and loss of hair gives signal to many patients to have thorough check up. Most remain undiagnosed.


What causes it?

      Abnormally high levels of androgens secreted from ovary trigger the problem. Androgens are also known as testosterone, a male hormone is present in women, but in considerable amount. When the ovaries develop tiny cysts, the cells produce more testosterone. When it exceeds more than the normal limit it alters the other female hormones, thus changes in periods, problems in development of ovum.Many women are infertile due to poly cystic ovarian disease.

      High testosterone levels in women also cause acne, female pattern baldness and excess hair growth in unwanted places. Hirsutism and Female pattern Baldness are very common complaint. Hirsutism is unwanted, excessive hair growth, clinically encountered in many teen-aged girls. Male body hair pattern also found excess hair on the face, between the breasts, or on the lower abdomen and most frequently on extremities. The hair apparatus of the female skin is hypersensitive to even mild elevation of serum testosterone. Female pattern baldness is similar to the androgenic alopecia of males, but the hair loss can be diffuse with no effect on hairline. The skin of the scalp converts testosterone to another substance called dihydrotestosterone. Hair follicles in areas that are destined to become bald seem to be especially sensitive to DHT or otherwise produces some antibodies, and shrink when exposed to it. Follicles on the sides and back of the head are not affected.

Gain in weight is experienced some patients. Some women do not show any extra fat on their body, but physical observation reveals their frame is masculine. In such case the feminity hormone estrogen secretion is very less, breast development also retarded. In some woman lack of sexual desire also experienced No two women are affected by PCOS in exactly the same way.

Why it happens?

      Hormonal imbalance, the insulin resistance amplifies tiny cyst formation in the ovaries which induces more testosterone secretion. The term "insulin resistance" means that body is more resistant to the action of insulin than normal. It means that inability to respond properly to insulin, pancreas keeps pumping insulin, which can causes bouts of high levels of testosterone. Polycystic ovarian Syndrome woman and hypothyroidism often come as a package deal in some woman. The recent research studies speculate that female hormones may be influencing the immune system to increase the risk of autoimmune hypothyroidism. Genetic trait also observed in some cases.

What are the symptoms?

      Symptoms can be mild or severe and can vary widely from woman to woman. This is the reason why doctors miss the diagnosis. Someone with polycystic ovarian disease may have one or all of the following symptoms in varying degrees:


       Oligomenorrhoea-Irregular periods abnormal, irregular and scanty.
      Amenorrhoea- Absence of mensturation.
       Alopecia (male-pattern hair loss).
       Obesity.
       Acne –Pimples.
      Infertility.
       Decreased sex drive.


Enlarged clitoris


       Enlarged ovaries and uterus.
       Note that symptoms can worsen over time or with weight gain.


How to diagnose?

      Ultra sound will positively and quickly diagnose and as well as other conditions. The ovaries display changes appear as “Poly cystic” which means “Multiple cystic small collections of fluid. Differential diagnosis on various other ovarian cysts such as functional cysts, endometriosis and cyst adenoma should be corroborated.

      For those who are suspected of having polycystic ovarian disease blood chemistries are absolutely important. As an initial step, baseline hormone studies are drawn looking for evidence of increased androgen production. It can be studied by serum testosterone studies. Serum cortisone level also necessary in hirsute women to rule out adrenal hyperplasia . Evaluation of thyroid function is also important. Check up for the Estradiol, Progesterone, FSH and LH hormones gives picture of ovulation and pituitary functions. Glucose tolerance test is essential to rule out diabetes and then a fasting blood sugar and insulin level is also measured. Cholesterol study also gives the study of fat on obese individuals.

 


How to treat?


      Treatment of polycystic ovarian disease is clinically challenging, because the functional and proliferative disturbances only focused pertaining the cellular mechanism, which is a basic unit of our body. The functional disturbances can be studied with hormonal assessment and proliferative disturbances through imaging studies. So Patients receive palliative chemical supplements to regulate menstruation, induction for fertilisation and suppression of increased androgens hirsutism. Surgical techniques are adopted for proliferation. The treatment is not focused on the rooting problems.

      Homoeopathy finds solutions to all problems by treating the entire syndrome as a single entity. A single remedy is selected by studying the constitution of the particular patient will eliminate the hydra headed disease from her body. It acts on the dynamic level of a cell rooting the exact cause for the disease.

      The cellular level disturbances in homoeopathy falls under the understanding of” Miasms” A patient with functional disturbance of a cell will receive an “Anti psoric Remedy” and proliferative classification as “Anti sycotic Remedy “

      Clinically tremendous progress has occurred in many cases had responded well by showing drastic reduction in serum testosterone level and thereby an ideal system of choice for hirsutism. Resumed regular periods and many married woman had conceived. Many cases of increased weight also responded well with our similar application principle. Many cases of thyroid problems clinically proved with great success rates recently.

 

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       PCOD with irregular periods…homoeopathy finds solution
       PCOD with Hirsutism…great scope
       PCOD with Female pattern Baldness … response good
       PCOD with fibroid … responded to homoeopathic treatment
       PCOD with Hypothyrodism ... total solution
       Haemorrhagic cyst in ovary … treated
       Dermoid Cyst in ovary … successful response
       Endometriosis … homoeopathy suits recurrence
       Uterine growth fibroid…clinical evidence
       Bulky Uterus with Seedling fibroid… hysterectomy avoided
       Cyst in the Breast disappeared…
       Fibroadenosis in the both breast resolved
       Primary amenorrhoea…No hormones!
       Secondary amenorrhoea …safe, natural way of treatment
       DUB… opt treatment Homoeopathy
       Painful periods … homoeopathy finds solution