Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex of symptoms that manifest due to increased male hormones in a female body. It occurs due to both genetic and environmental factors. On examination, male hormones are high and sometimes ovulation is absent. Ovarian cysts could also be present. The problem occurs when the release of androgen hormones is enhanced and the luteinizing hormone is also in excess leading to a lot of male characteristics. The pituitary gland can also play a role by stimulating the excess release of excess FSH leading to a lot of issues on your ovaries. The maturation of the ovum could not occur leading to no ovulation. Androgens excess release could impair even your female characteristics leading to the appearance of male sex characteristics.
Signs and Symptoms
Menstrual Problems-if you don’t receive menstrual periods or you receive irregular menstrual periods, it could be the condition. Sometimes heavy menstrual blood and very little blood could be a sign
Infertility-This is because you don’t ovulate so it becomes a problem for your ovum to be fertilized and bear children.
Acne- Acne is also a prominent symptom of PCOD due to excessive sebum production.
Hirsutism- The increase in androgens or male hormones lead to other physical signs like growth of facial hair and other parts of the body like arms, legs, chest, abdomen and fingers.
Hair Loss – Due to high level of androgen hair fall & thinning of hair is present.
Obesity- There is a tendency towards central obesity, which means that one tends to gain weight around the abdomen.
Diagnosis of the Condition
The most form of diagnosis is physical assessment. You will notice the irregular periods and you will also notice the male characteristics. For POD that is still at its tender stages, you need to make sure you do ultrasound or CT scan to make sure you reveal all kind of problems that are at the ovaries or in your body.
Treating the Condition Homeopathically
Homeopathic doctors are always insisted to make sure they use the best kind of assessment and identify the causes before doing any kind of treatment. Below are some homeopathic medicines effective for PCOD treatment.
Apis mellifica-It has been used to reduce ovary inflammation. Ovum can therefore mature and ovulation occur
Natrum muriaticum- for all male characteristics and excess release of androgens, this medicine can help and you can enjoy the best outcomes. If your PCOD is due to obesity and other kind of fat-related issues, this medication can help
Other homeopathic medicines are-
Homeopathy focuses on treating and curing the root cause of the problem. Exact prescription of the right medicine depends on the individual symptoms of the patient. It should suffice to say that the treatment of PCOS is a complicated task and should be best left to an experienced homeopathic doctor.
Treatment options are many but as the patient, you should take the initiative to make sure you eliminate some of the causatives. Avoid sugary foods, low carb diet is important to your health and you need to make sure you always exercise to reduce your weight.