Monday, August 18, 2008


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Infertility is one of the most common presentations of PCOS .
The three main features of PCOS are:

  • cysts that develop in your ovaries (polycystic ovaries)
  • your ovaries not regularly releasing eggs (ovulating)
  • high levels of "male hormones" called androgens in your body

Polycystic ovaries

Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of harmless cysts up to 8mm (approximately 0.3in) in size. The cysts are under-developed sacs in which eggs develop. In PCOS, these sacs are often unable to release an egg, which means that ovulation doesn't take place.
Symptoms of PCOS usually become apparent during your late teens or early twenties. They can include:
  • irregular periods or no periods at all
  • difficulty getting pregnant (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate)
  • excessive hair growth (hirsutism] usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
  • weight gain
  • thinning hair and hair loss from the head
  • oily skin or acne  ,comedones
PCOS is also associated with an increased risk of developing health problems in later life, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it often runs in families.
The condition is associated with abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that controls sugar levels in the body. Many women with PCOS are resistant to the action of insulin in their body and so produce higher levels of insulin to overcome this. This contributes to the increased production and activity of hormones such as testosterone. Being overweight increases the amount of insulin your body produces.
how homoeopathy approaches this syndrome?
pcos being a symptom complex resulting as a sequalae of hormonal imbalance ,homoeopathic medicines are selected ,analysing the individual symptoms &characteristics of the patient.
The medicines keep the periods regular and thus maintains the fertility.Under the effect of treatment the symptoms of hormonal abnormalities too disappear.
constitutional medicinal treatment offers good prognosis in these cases and absolutely no side effects at all.
diet & regimen in PCOS
low carbohydrate diet
avoid ovulation inducing &birth control pills
avoid alcohol,cigarette smoking
  • Homeopathic medicines: aurum met, conium, dulcamara, kali carb, puls, and senecio. Homeopathic constitutional remedies are prescribed based on individual peculiarities.pcos is a syndrome due to hormonal imbalances .The real cause has to be addressed. It has two components –hereditary and acquired. Pcos runs in families, it can also be due to faulty, sedentary life styles, emotional stress.  Homeopathy addresses the disease with anti miasmatic remedies.

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