20-year old Anagha weighed 104 kg when she visited Dr Batra’s Homeopathy Clinic. She tried everything from joining a gym to following a strict diet, but nothing really worked. While taking her case history, we got to know that her periods were irregular and appeared once in four months in isolated, scattered patterns. She was diagnosed with PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders among females. It produces symptoms in approximately 5-10% of women in their reproductive age (13-45 years) and is one of the leading causes of obesity, diabetes and infertility in women. The most common symptoms of PCOS are lack of ovulation, excess androgenic (male) hormones and insulin resistance. Lack of ovulation results in irregular menstruation, amenorrhoea (lack of periods) and ovulation-related infertility. Hormonal imbalance generally causes acne and hirsutism (unwanted hair growth in women, especially on face and hands). Insulin resistance, associated with PCOS is associated with obesity, type-2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. The symptoms and severity of PCOS vary greatly among affected females.
Following diagnosis and a detailed case history, we prescribed Anagha the homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla 200C. She did not respond to treatment for a couple of months and continued to have irregular periods. This prompted us to put her on Lachesis 200C, another homeopathic remedy primarily because of her personality portrait - frenzied lifestyle, abrupt mood swings, inability to stop speaking and left-sided headache. Following ten months of homeopathic treatment, Anagha’s reports showed significant improvement. Her ovaries and uterus were normal in size; there was no evidence of an ovary cyst.
Soon, she was able to lose her excess weight after following a strict diet regimen and exercise. Today she weighs 80 kg and is determined to lose some more weight to live a healthy life. The causes of obesity can be many. But to treat it from its source, one has to go to the root cause of it like in Anagha’s case, PCOS was the root cause of her excess weight. Once that was treated, her weight came under control.
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