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I had a case of PCOD few years before which made me concentrate on this disease. By studying more and more in-depth and understanding such cases I came to a conclusion that this disease can be related with some emotional disturbances and that side can be cured by homeopathic remedies. Since last 3 to 4 years, I had various cases of PCOD and PCOS, girls and married women who were in a depressed state of mind due to PCOD or PCOS. They wanted to know about the disease in a language that they can understand what actually was going on in the body.
Here I am trying to explain what actually happens inside the body that results in polycystic ovarian disease or syndrome. It is the most common endocrine disorder among girls and married woman between age 18 to 45 years. It is one of the leading cause of poor fertility. In early puberty, most of the girls and their parents neglect the symptoms like delayed menses which could be due to pcod.
What is PCOD or PCOS?
PCOD is Polycystic Ovarian Disease where:
- Females suffer from irregular or no ovulation or can be said irregular or absent menstrual periods without any known reason like pregnancy.
- Increased serum androgen levels, which can be diagnosed by a blood test.
- On ultrasound sonographic studies of the ovaries with multiple cysts can be seen which confirms the diagnosis.
The set of symptoms produced by this cystic disease of an ovary is called as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Those signs and symptoms are
- Oligomenorrhea - Less than 8 cycles in a year.
- Amenorrhea - No menstrual periods for 3 or more consecutive months.
- Infertility - This is due to lack of ovulation, as we know without ovum pregnancy is impossible.
- Hyperandrogenism - Androgen is a male sex hormone but it is present in a female in very low concentration. This level of androgen increases in patients of PCOD and hence few signs like acne, hirsutism (male pattern of hair growths such as on chin and chest), a bit masculine body like a male. Male pattern baldness can also be seen which is called as androgenic alopecia.
- Obesity - Tendency towards central obesity can be seen in such patients.
These signs and symptoms may also occur due to other diseases like
- Hypothyroidism - This is a case of under-functioning of the thyroid gland
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia - That is an excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter the development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults
- Cushing's syndrome
- Hyperprolactinemia - That is increased secretion of hormone prolactin by the pituitary gland
- Androgen secreting neoplasm - Tumours secreting male sex steroids (androgens) that arise in women and are associated with the development of male physical characteristics, a process called virilization. Such tumours can develop either in the ovary or, more rarely, in the adrenal gland.
What actually happens in this disease
Polycystic ovaries develop when the ovaries are stimulated to produce an excessive amount of androgenic hormones, especially testosterone, by either one or a combination combined with genetic susceptibility.
- The release of an excessive luteinizing hormone (LH) by the anterior pituitary gland
- Through high levels of insulin in the blood (hyperinsulinemia) in women whose ovaries are sensitive to this stimulus.
The syndrome acquired its most widely used name due to the common sign on ultrasound examination of multiple (poly) ovarian cysts. These "cysts" are actually immature follicles not cysts. The follicles have developed from primordial follicles, but the development has stopped ("arrested") at an early antral stage due to the disturbed ovarian function.
A majority of women with PCOS have insulin resistance and/or are obese. Their elevated insulin levels contribute to or cause the abnormalities seen in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis that lead to PCOS. Increased insulin levels increase the rate of releasing gonadotropin-releasing hormone and the ratio of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone disturbs which leads to an increase in ovarian androgen production, decreased follicular maturation and decreased sex hormone binding.
Management of PCOD / PCOS
The primary treatment for PCOS includes - lifestyle changes, medications.
The aim of treatment may be considered under four categories:
- Lowering of insulin resistance levels
- Restoration of fertility
- Treatment of hirsutism or acne
- Restoration of regular menstruation, and prevention of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer.
As PCOS appears to cause significant emotional distress, appropriate support may be useful.
Diet - Where PCOS is associated with overweight or obesity, successful weight loss is the most effective method of restoring normal ovulation/menstruation, but many women find it very difficult to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. A balanced vegetarian diet is advised.
Homeopathy is the safest way to treat any human being with any type of disease. In Homeopathy we approach the problem of the patient holistically i.e. we treat the person as a whole and not just disease. Mental and emotional symptoms are prime important for us. We believe that every person is different from another and so are his thoughts and mind. It is important to understand what is the mental state of the patient, how he or she reacts in his disease state, how he or she performs his routine work instead of his sufferings, all such reactions are very important to reach the perfect dosage of medicine to cure a patient.
In most gental, rapid and permanent way. Every patient can be treated with the same medicine but cannot be cured with the same medicine. That’s why we individualize every patient and try our best to know more about the patient so as to assure that the treatment is perfect to cure the patient.
Last 3 months my wife had irregular periods of 38, 45n 48 days. What exercise and foods should she follow from now on to get the periods regular and ovulation correctly. Please briefly explain.
I'm 36 yrs nd expecting my 2nd pregnancy of 10 weeks I felt pain in my lower abdomin specially lower part of left side .
I am a girl of 29 years of age i am having excessive bleeding from last 12 hours after having intercourse with my partner . I have problem of thyroid and i also took medicine to control birth around 13 days back . So i wanted to know what is this bleeding all about ?
Hello Dr.I am 19 years old. I am a student. My weight is 95. I have thyroid and also have a left ovarian cyst. Now a days I am suffering from abdomen pain and no food digest. I was continue my tablet yamini in 3 years thats Dr. Recommended. He said before marriage you will continue this tablet. So what I am do? How I will reduce my abdomen pain? And my eyes blackheads my skin itching is increase. Is that happen for water or anything?
Mai 2 month pregnent hu kal maine intercouse kiya to kl k liye mai unwantd 72 le skti hu k twins baby na ho mjhe please rply me soon mjhe twins nhi chahiye m not prepare for this rply Me.
I am 28 years old female and 8 weeks pregnant. Since few days I have been getting blood clots in my urine. I did my USG and the report reads as below. Uterus: Gravid uterus (107X43X60 mm) shows single intrauterine pregnancy of about 6 weeks 2 days gestational age byes siting Gsac 1.94 cm. 6w2d. Yolk sac is not visualized. Embryonic pole is not visualized. Cervical length-36 mm. Internal OS is closed. Thin hypoechoic lesion of width around 3 mm is seen left to G sac. Impression: early intrauterine pregnancy of 6w 2d Thin hypoechoic lesion left to G sac (minimal subchorionic bleed) Kindly advise.
People get confused between occupational therapy and physical therapy, and often consider them to be synonymous. Substantial differences set them apart, and there are certain overlaps too. Get an idea of what these therapies are about and find why they are different.
Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy is all about improving the functional abilities of the individual. It concentrates on evaluating the skill set to be honed. If you think that an occupational therapist only treats the inability or injury of an individual like what a physical therapist does with manual therapy or similar techniques, then you are wrong. The occupational practitioner does not work like a physical therapist. The practitioner works to restore independence and self-ability to take care of the daily chores. The abilities and independence may get affected as a result of a disorder or injury. A physical impairment may restrict an individual in a wheelchair. An occupational therapist, in such cases, helps the affected to operate the wheelchair and do some chores while using the same.
Now, if you think occupational therapists never treat any injury, again you miss the significant information. In a few countries, they use ultrasound and other techniques to treat the injuries just like a physical therapist. An occupational therapist often evaluates the scenario. For this, he visits the home and work environment, and offer suggestions to help the affected to work with ease. The practitioner also helps in using the correct assisting equipment to augment the independence of the affected individual.
Physical Therapy: The movement dysfunctions are assessed and treated by a physical therapist. The physical therapist deals with the treatment of the injured tissues and joints. The injuries are treated by the therapist, and the spruce of the injury is also treated. For instance, pain management in case of spondylitis is taken care of by physical therapy. Also, the practitioner suggests exercises that help in improving the flexibility of the tissues, which is the root cause of the problem.
Both a physical therapist and an occupational therapist are knowledgeable in musculoskeletal disorders, and educate people on dealing with injuries and preventing injuries. The difference of focus is what that causes the overlap. The healing process is, however, the goal of both. Compared with a general physician, they play a vital role in rehabilitation. There are specific conditions where both practitioners are involved in full recovery.
Occupational therapists have an additional role apart from dealing with any physical injury. They suggest adaptive measures to cope with the disorder and still live an independent life. Memory loss and cognitive issues need the aid of physical therapy. Physical therapists need a three years doctorate program, and occupational therapists need two years master’s degree to practice. Both the therapies are integral when it comes to restorative health. The therapies help in ensuring the patients reaching the full potential. A patient might require both together, or one after another. But you cannot reach them directly for any health issues. Check with your general physician and find who can help you better to recover.