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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Avoid Surgery Use Homeopathy for PCOD (POLYCYSTIC OVARY DISEASE)

Homeopathy for PCOD (POLYCYSTIC OVARY DISEASE)


POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISEASE
Described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as a syndrome manifested by amenorrhea, hirsutism and obesity associated with enlarged Polycystic ovaries.



This complex disorder is characterized by excessive androgen production by the ovaries / adrenals which interfere with growth of the ovarian follicle. Therefore PCOS is state of androgen excess and chronic an ovulation.



The incidence varies between 0.5% to 4%> More common amongst infertile women.



It is prevalence in young reproductive period.



Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, small cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant and other problems.



The principle function of ovary is production of an eg each month for ovulation and the production of all the hormones necessary for normal reproduction. Many people assumed that polycystic ovarian disease is a purely ovarian disease but now we recognize that it is a fact, a systemic endocrine and metabolic of symptoms. Infertility, lack of periods, or extremely irregular periods, male body hair patterns, obesity and acne are very common symptoms. No two women are affected by PCOD in exactly the same way.



Ovary fails to expel the matured eggs in polycystic ovarian Disease and a small amount of fluid begins to acculate inside the immature follicles to form multiple cysts. the cysts then contribute to the hormonal imbalance. In order to make estrogen, the cells of the follicular cyst take androgen from the surrounding ovarian tissue and convert the androgen to estrogen. This is probably due to the genetic inheritance, high levels of insulin and thyroid pituitary dysfunction.
Patients suffering from polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) have multiple small cysts in their ovaries (the word poly means many). These cysts occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are disrupted. The ovary is enlarged; and produces excessive amounts of androgen and estrogenic hormones. This excess, along with the absence of ovulation, may cause infertility. Other names for PCOD are polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS) or the Stein-Leventhal syndrome.
The principal signs and symptoms of PCOS are related to menstrual disturbances and elevated levels of male hormones (androgens). Menstrual disturbances can include delay of normal menstruation (primary amenorrhea), the presence of fewer than normal menstrual periods (oligomenorrhea), or the absence of menstruation for more than three months (secondary amenorrhea). Menstrual cycles may not be associated with ovulation (anovulatory cycles) and may result in heavy bleeding. Symptoms related to elevated androgen levels include acne, excess hair growth on the body (hirsutism), and male-pattern hair loss.
Obesity and weight gain,elevated insulin levels and resistance, oily skin,dandruff, infertility,skin discolorations,high cholesterol levels,elevated blood pressure, and multiple, small cysts in the ovaries. Any of the above symptoms and signs may be absent in PCOS, with the exception of irregular or no menstrual periods. All women with PCOS will have irregular or no menstrual periods. Women who have PCOS do not regularly ovulate; that is, they do not release an egg every month. This is why they do not have regular periods and typically have difficulty conceiving.
If your doctor suspects PCOS, a battery of investigations will be ordered for you. The goal is to assess the severity and source of androgen excess and to rule out an adrenal or ovarian tumor. Some of the common tests are FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone)- the ratio of 3:1 of LH:FSH is diagnostic, Serum testosterone, DHEA and DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone). A pelvic ultrasound is also usually needed. It may show 10 or more follicles, 2-10 mm in size per ovary.
I have found homeopathy to be very useful in the management of PCOS. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that assists the natural tendency of the human body to heal itself. SYMPTOMS OF PCOD  :

 Changes in the menstrual cycle:

  • Absent periods, usually with a history of having one or more normal menstrual periods during puberty
  • Irregular menstrual periods, which may be more or less frequent, and may range from very light to very heavy
IRREGULAR MENSES
Development of male sex characteristics (virilization):
  • Decreased breast size
  • Deepening of the voice
  • Enlargement of the clitoris
  • Increased body hair on the chest, abdomen, and face, as well as around the nipples (called hirsutism)
  • Thinning of the hair on the head, called male-pattern baldness
Other skin changes:
  • Acne that gets worse
  • Dark or thick skin markings and creases around the armpits, groin, neck, and breasts due to insulin sensitivity
Other General Changes :

Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
Insulin resistance and possibly diabetes
High blood pressure
Polycystic ovaries that is 2-5 times larger than healthy ovaries.
Impaired lung function
Mood disorders, including anxiety and depression  
CAUSES OF PCOD :
  • Genetic predisposition.
  • Insulin resistance or hyperinsulinism (high blood levels of insulin).
  • Obesity.
  • Hyperandrogenism (excessive production of male hormones).
  • Abnormality of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (organ/hormonal disorder).
  • Environmental chemical pollution (hormonal disrupters)
  • Food adulteration (excitatory amino acids, for example)
  • Chronic inflammation
CAUSES OF PCOD

 
Homoeopathic Approach : Early diagnosis of PCOS makes managing the disease easier. The response to homeopathy is seen in the regularization of menstrual cycles. Regularization of cycles may mean more ovulatory cycles. These women thus have a higher chance of conceiving naturally.Women who are thin, younger, with less hirsutism and who do not have very high levels of testosterone respond better to homeopathic treatment. Hence homeopathic treatment along with modification of diet and lifestyle patterns can have benefits in terms of regularization of menstruation, fertility promotion naturally (or by assisted reproduction with better results), risk of type-2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia are ameliorated and musculoskeletal and metabolic side effects are reduced.
The concept of health, sickness and cure are set in Homoeopathic philosophy as process occurring on the dynamic plane. Health is equality of the human being; illness is disequilibrium of the vital force; cure is return to harmony with one cell and the whole world.


Any tendency to disease or destruction which can be recognizes in man disease from a structural anomaly which imprints is characterization on him or her.


 Really sick patient were seen to pass through periodic or status of illness which appeared distinct to the superficial observer but in which careful examination, disclosed nexus of identify, a characteristic connecting link, thus apparently as judged by his or her bio-pathology were in fact linked by a "background" which constituted disposition, whether constitutional or merely a constant aspect of organic man which persists in the forum of its expression was called by Hahnemann " MIASM or CHRONIC DISEASE'.


Miasm is an obnoxious disease-producing agnet, dynamic in nature and inimical to life. He founded the theory of misam.



PCOD


Maisam and the symptoms are nothing but the two sides of the coin, and one cannot be considered whilst ignoring the other. In fact the totality of symptoms cannot be said to be total until and unless the selected remedy covers the miasm.

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