Polycystic Ovaries and Homeopathy
Several young woman today have started to experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and of menstrual irregularities beside weight gain, facial hair growth etc. If the symptoms are ignored in the initial stages then they can grow worse as the time passes by. An answer of the common female disorders can help to initiate timely intervention and prevent undue complications.
Women's health problems are major yet mostly unattended issues. Being a woman means worrying about a whole bunch of major medical concerns particularly in relation to reproductive system. From missed period to painful periods, menstrual cycle problems are common.
Female reproductive System
The female reproductive system consists of internal parts i.e. uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes and external part i.e. vulva which includes the labia, clitoris and urethra.
Woman normally have two ovaries, each about the size of walnut and located on each side of uterus, Ovaries store and release egg.
Benign Ovarian Cyst
An ovarian cyst is fluid filled sac surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. Ovarian cyst can affect woman of all ages but common in the reproductive age group. Most ovarian cysts are functional, benign and asymptomatic in nature. However, some may cause problems, such as bleeding and pain.
Polycystic-appearing ovary is diagnosed based small cyst present around the outside of the ovary. It can be found in "normal" woman as well as woman with endocrine disorders. Polycystic-appearing ovary is different from the polycystic ovarian syndrome, which includes other symptoms in addition to the presence of ovarian cysts.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by ovaries containing multiple cysts, mild obesity, irregular menses and sign of androgen excess (acne).
In PCOS, the ovaries are bigger than average and the outer surface of ovary has an abnormally large number of small follicles. These follicles remain immature, never growing to full development or ovulating to produce an egg capable of being fertilized. The woman rarely ovulates and so is less fertile. In addition she does not have regular periods and may go for many weeks without periods.
Symptoms typically begin puberty and worsen with time. Some or all the following symptoms may be present, though it is possible not to experience any symptoms.
- Absent or an infrequent period is a common symptom of PCOS. Period can be as frequent as every five to six weeks, but might only occur once or twice a year, if at all.
- Increased facial and body hair: usually found under the chin, on the upper lip, forearms, lower legs and on the abdomen.
- Overweight/Obesity: A common finding in woman with PCOS because their body cells are resistant to the sugar-control hormone insulin. This insulin resistance prevents cell using sugar in the blood normally and the sugar is stored as fat instead.
- Acnes: Strange nodules that feel like bruises under the layer of skin, oily skin, dandruff and skin discolorations.
- Infertility: Infrequent or absent periods are linked with very occasional ovulation, which significantly reduces the likelihood of conceiving.
- Miscarriage (sometimes recurrent): one of the hormonal abnormalities in PCOS, a raised level of luteinizing hormone. Woman with raised LH have a higher miscarriage rate compared with those who have normal LH values.
- Dull Aching: Severe, sudden sharp pain or discomfort in lower abdomen. Constant or intermittent pain in pelvis, vagina, thigh & lower back. There may be fullness, heaviness, pressure swelling or blotting or feeling of lump in the lower abdomen.
- Breast tenderness with pain during or shortly after beginning or end of menstrual period.
- Change in frequency or ease of urination or difficulty with bowel movements due to pressure on adjacent pelvic anatomy.
- Non specific symptoms like nausea vomiting, fatigue, headache in some cases.
Homeopathic Management for Polycystic Ovaries
Homeopathy is very effective in treating women's reproductive problems because it stimulates the body to heal itself rather than inhibit or suppress the bod's attempt to become well. There are many homeopathic remedies that treat women's discomforts related to hormonal changes like premenstrual syndrome, painful periods, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, perimenopause, menopause, recurrent east infections, etc.
Homeopathic Remedies for Polycystic Ovaries
Aconite, Alumen, Apis Mel, Aurum Met, Belladona, Calc Carb, Colocynthis, Conium Mac, Graphites, Hamamelis, Iodum, Kalium Brom, Lachesis, Lecithinum, Medorrhinum, Mercurius Cor, Oophorinum, Palladium Met, Phosphorus, Sabal Ser, Onosmodium, Staphysagria, Thuja, Zincum Val, etc.
Consult a Qualified Homeopathic Doctor for the appropriate treatment.
Self medication is not advisable.