With an estimated 1 in 5 women in India being affected, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women in the reproductive age group. This condition is characterized by irregular or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone levels and development of follicles in the ovaries. With the best treatment for PCOS, young girls and women can avoid the long-term complications associated with the condition.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a health condition that affects the hormone levels of a woman. There are various hormones in a person that help in different processes of the body. The hormones that are affected by the PCOS condition are –
- Male hormones (androgens) that are produced at higher than normal levels
- Insulin hormone that manages the blood sugar
- Progesterone hormone that may get reduced
This condition may affect a woman’s – menstrual periods; ability to conceive and have a child; appearance with unwanted hair growth and acne; and overall health leading to further complications like high blood pressure and diabetes. All these can be avoided by consulting the Homeo clinics that offer holistic health remedies.
There are certain factors that increase the risk of getting affected with PCOS which include –
Family history – If your mother or sister has this condition, you are likely to get affected
Inflammation – If you have increased levels of inflammation in your body which could be due to being overweight, it may lead to higher levels of androgen
Insulin resistance – When your body can’t make use of the insulin produced properly, the demand for insulin increases which may trigger ovaries to produce more male hormones. This may lead to PCOS.
Although PCOS symptoms are usually seen during puberty, sometimes the symptoms may develop at a later stage as well. The most common symptoms of PCOS condition are –
- Irregular periods – the condition of PCOS is characterized by irregular, infrequent or prolonged menstrual cycles. You may experience abnormally heavy periods or you may have fewer periods in a year.
- Excessive androgen levels – With higher than normal levels of androgen, the male hormone, you may experience excessive facial and body hair; severe acne; and male pattern baldness.
- Cysts in the ovaries – When you have PCOS, you may have enlarged ovaries and cysts in the ovaries that affect your fertility.
One of the severe issues with PCOS is that it interrupts the menstrual cycle and makes it difficult to get pregnant and have a child. It is observed that more than 70% of women suffering from PCOS condition face fertility issues and even those who get pregnant may face problems like miscarriage, gestational diabetes, premature delivery, etc.
Homeo & PCOS:
In the conventional treatment methods, hormone therapy, drugs for improving insulin levels, hair removal medicines, and surgery, as a last resort, are suggested for the treatment of PCOS. In the holistic treatment method offered by the homeopathy clinics, natural and safe medicines are used that do not show any side effects unlike the hormone therapies and these are not painful like the surgeries. The remedies provided by the Homeo clinics help in resolving the hormonal imbalance and regularizing menstrual periods to improve chances of conception in the most natural way avoiding the side effects and surgical procedures.