Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Homeopathic remedies to support treatment for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) sufferers experience multiple cysts in their ovaries. Over 15% of women, worldwide, are victims of PCOS irrespective of race or color. One of the most common causes of infertility, the symptoms may include various menstrual problems, hirsutism (excessive body or facial hair), endocrine abnormalities, acne, obesity, diabetes with insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia. PCOS has many long-term effects like endometrial or breast cancer, diabetes, miscarriage, obesity and heart disease, so getting timely help is crucial.  Every symptom may not tell the tale for all patients. In fact some people are not overweight; this can cause complexities when doctors are not inclined to refer for investigations if the patient does not fit all the categories. An ultrasound scan is the safest bet; it shows that sufferers have changes in the ovaries which cause multiple small cysts to occur without ovulation. The cysts are arranged around the outside of the ovary, just under the surface and have not been able to rupture as they should at ovulation.

While allopathic drugs are merely suppressive and don't cure the cause, Homeopathy is a proven winner in PCOS. It improves and more importantly regularizes the menstrual cycle, minimizes cyst formation and regulated hormonal imbalance. Some preferred options include -  

Nat-Mur is prescribed for a variety of symptoms but best known to reduce inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and vertigo, and may alleviate PMS. Helps clear oily skin and is used for young girls proactively

Lycopodium, Lyco is used for vomiting indigestion, bloating, constipation, anxiety and insomnia.

Sepia is generally a revitalizing tonic for the female reproductive system used for a variety of female difficulties that center around the uterus, vagina or ovaries 

Radium Bromide as a biochemical salt, it helps for acne 

Peony herb used in Chinese medicine, reduces painful menstruation

Thuja is known to work extremely well for hirsutism

Gymnema used for hundreds of years to reduce high blood sugar, this herb 
has a unique “sugar blocking” action on taste buds and the small intestine.

Chromium this trace mineral enhances the action of insulin, while improving blood sugar control. Foods that are high in chromium include onions, tomatoes, brewer’s yeast, oysters, and whole grains, bran cereals.

Fraxinus Americana is the mother tincture for cysts.

Oophorinum is found to be useful in certain patients.

Licorice helps to maintain proper hormone production and supports healthy insulin levels and liver health for hormonal balance

Caulophyllum weakness, exhaustion and want of tone are the keys to this 
remedy. It is also extremely useful for women with a history of irregular periods, discomfort during periods and pain in the pelvic region.

Lachesis is beneficial to promote blood circulation to the reproductive organs. Also known to regulate menstruation cycles and correct uterine problems.

Lycodium very beneficial to relieve sweet cravings, insatiable appetites, extended periods, bloating, indigestion, constipation, insomnia and anxiety.

Pulsatilla is given for sparse menstruation with absence of thirst.

Phosphorus, platina, calc carb, Ignatia can also be extremely beneficial if taken in right doses

Eat low glycemic index foods such as carbohydrates that break down slowly in the body, and don’t cause a dramatic spike and drop in insulin levels. Few examples of low glycemic index foods include vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed foods and fibrous foods

Homeopathic treatment is safe, non addictive, has zero side effects and can be taken alongside conventional medicine. Combining a homeopathy routine, with good lifestyle choices, diet and exercise can be most effective in helping women with PCOS. Prescribed homeopathic remedies are customized after individual evaluation so, DO NOT take randomly selected remedies that you have heard helped someone else. So what are you waiting for, contact a certified Homeopath today!

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