PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) also referred as Stein-Leventhal syndrome or hyper androgenic anovulation is an endocrine disorder mostly seen in women of reproductive age. This female disorder is. Under PCOS hormones like estrogens and progesterone goes out of balance. This hormonal imbalance leads to the growth of numerous small cysts on the outer edge of ovaries due to which the ovaries fail to release eggs regularly. This condition mainly affects ovaries and ovulation. By effecting ovulation, PCOS increases the risk of infertility. Women with PCOS also face enlarged ovaries. This female disorder not just affects women physically but also affects her mentally and makes them more prone to depression and anxiety disorders. There are different types of PCOS namely insulin resistant PCOS, Immune System related PCOS or inflammatory PCOS, post pill or pill induced PCOS and environmental PCOS.
PCOS is different from PCOD and most of the people tend to get confused between these two conditions. What exactly leads to PCOS is not known but it is believed that problems in metabolism can cause to PCOS.
Let us in detail discuss about causes, symptoms and complications related to PCOS.
What causes PCOS?
As discussed earlier, what exactly causes PCOS is not clear, several factors are said to trigger the risk of PCOS like
- Family history or genetics
- Hormonal imbalance
- Unhealthy diet and lifestyle
- Lack of physical activity
- Being obese
- Excess production of male hormone called androgen
- Low levels of estrogen and progesterone
- Insulin resistance
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
Symptoms of PCOS and their severity varies from each women based on the type and cause of PCOS. Here are few common
Symptoms of PCOS
- Abnormal weight gain or obesity
- Irregular and heavy menstruation
- Loss of hair on the scalp
- Hirsutism i.e. unwanted hair growth on face, chest and genitals
- Enlarged ovaries
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Mood swings like depression, anxiety and others
- Sleeping disorders
Complications associated with PCOS
PCOS if not controlled or treated leads to several health complications such as
- Diabetes especially Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular diseases
- High BP
- Cancers like breast cancer, endometrial cancer etc.,
- Sleeping disorders like sleep apnea
- Inflamed liver
- Premature deliveries or miscarriages
Homeopathy treatment for PCOS
Homeopathy treatment for PCOS is highly recommended, as it uses natural remedies in the treatment which are safe and free from side effects. Homeopathic remedies for PCOS are mainly prescribed after careful examination of women and also based on personalized theory. These prescribed remedies goes down to the roots of the problem and treat them. Homeocare International offers constitutional homeopathic treatment for PCOS, which works by regularising the hormones, ovulation and increases the chance of getting conceived. In other conventional treatments, invasive procedures like laparoscopic treatment are used to treat PCOS, whereas homeopathy does not use any invasive procedures, only natural and holistic remedies are used.