Homeopathy: Safe & Effective Treatment for PCOS
Living with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can sometimes be a daunting task. Many of the side effects caused by the disease such as acne, infertility, weight gain, and excessive facial or body hair can be difficult to control. Additionally, the emotions associated with presenting one’s self to the public when facing such challenges—and an overall lack of self-esteem—can, at times, seem impossible to overcome.
But there is hope! Research has shown that women living with PCOS who adopt positive lifestyles combined with homeopathy treatment can overcome the symptoms caused by this disease.
PCOS is a common health concern among women of reproductive age. It is the leading cause of infertility; it reportedly affects 5-7 per cent of all women. Coping with PCOS is not easy; it is also a challenge. From its many embarrassing symptoms to difficulty in conceiving, women with PCOS often feel that they are all alone.
Hormonal changes are the hallmark of PCOS; almost every body system could get affected. Some women may have irregular ovulation or menstruation, increased hair growth in odd places (face or hands) and weight problems. Research suggests that the prime trigger of PCOS could be insulin-resistance diabetes, which leads to hormonal imbalance and disruption of normal menstruation (periods). The adrenal gland too purportedly produces excess testosterone, the male hormone, in PCOS. This may prevent ovulation and cause symptoms of PCOS.
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PCOS has been linked to cardiovascular (heart) disease and endometrial cancer too. The earlier PCOS is detected and treated, the sooner one can manage and correct the problem. Conventional treatment of PCOS aims at restoration of the normal menstrual cycle, fertility, lowering of insulin levels, reducing excessive hair growth and prevention of endometrial cancer, along with dietary therapy and/or use of contraceptive pills. The downside is they provide just temporary relief, besides leading to drug dependence — without treating the problem from the ‘root.’
Research has shown that homeopathy treatment for PCOS offers better results when compared to conventional treatment. The ‘root cause’ of PCOS lies in hormonal disturbance. Homeopathy corrects the hormonal disturbance and brings about harmony, without the risk of side-effects. It also helps to avoid the use of surgical procedures, while bringing about regularisation of menstrual cycles, while increasing the chances of conception.
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In a clinical study on a group of women suffering from PCOS, fitting the emotional picture of the homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla 30C, a majority of women had complete disappearance of symptoms of PCOS, followed by the production of normal ovulating follicles (Source: Sanchez-Resendiz J, Guzman-Gomez F, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Boletin, Mexicano de Homeopatica). It is, however, imperative to take homeopathic treatment for PCOS from a professional homeopathic doctor — for the best results.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise ups your metabolism and helps you manage your PCOS symptoms better
- Avoid processed foods, because they contain chemicals, additives and artificial colourings. They worsen your PCOS symptoms
- Avoid sugar, soda, fruit juice and refined carbohydrates; they affect insulin resistance
- Avoid cold foods and ice-cold drinks; they take longer to go through the digestive tract; they also slow down your body’s metabolism. Individuals with PCOS often have slow metabolism
- Avoid alcohol and smoking. They disturb hormonal balance and affect fertility.