The most common thing I have noticed in people is the lack of actual awareness about PCOD. How many of us actually know what PCOD is and how it can be treated with homeopathy? Let me help you understand this a bit in detail.
PCOS is reflected by increased androgen hormones, irregular Ovulatory cycles, and a metabolic derangement including glucose intolerance and increased insulin secretion. Here woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance Overproduction of the hormone androgen may be another contributing factor. Androgen is a male sex hormone that women’s bodies also produce. Women with PCOS often produce higher-than-normal levels of androgen. This can affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. Excess insulin (a hormone that helps convert sugars and starches into energy) may cause high androgen levels.
Hormonal abnormality in women with PCOD is excessive production of the hormone LH, which is involved in stimulating the ovaries to produce hormones and is released from the pituitary gland in the brain.
Excess insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar (glucose) — your body’s primary energy supply. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired, and your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells. Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production, which may interfere with the ovaries’ ability to ovulate.
Heredity. If your mother or sister has PCOS, you might have a greater chance of having it, too. Researchers also are looking into the possibility that certain genes are linked to PCOS.
Women without PCOS tend to be a ‘pear’ shape, with weight concentrated around the hips, buttocks and thighs. For PCOS women ,excess weight is more likely to be concentrated around the abdominal (stomach) region . Being over weight leads to higher risk of insulin resistance, problems with infertility , higher risk of type 2 diabetes , higher risk of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
Scope of Homoeopathy in PCOD:
Homeopathic approach towards management of PCOD is constitutional, taking into account the presenting complaints along with physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualizes a person. It involves prescribing “Constitutional Medicine”, which is also capable for working on the Ovaries and the entire Endocrine system. The treatment logic varies depending on the presence of any genetic predisposition, physical makeup (obesity), peculiarities of your menstrual, etc. In Homoeopathy, medicines are given to induce ovulation in a natural way, which would improve and regularize your menstrual cycle and also helps in the prevention or minimization of cyst formation.
We always treat the EFFECT, than giving importance to the CAUSE of the disease, since the person is treated and not the illness.