Irregular ovulation or anovulation (a condition where a woman does not ovulate at all) can be quite agonizing, triggering a host of health problems, including difficulty in conceiving. The irregular ovulation could be an amalgamation of many factors including obesity, thyroid disorders, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, uncontrolled intake of caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, to name a few. With the advancement of medical science, the problem is no longer a big deal. In this article, we will discuss the role of ovulation induction and follicular monitoring in dealing with irregular ovulation cycles and the related complications.
What is Ovulation Induction?
Ovulation induction comes as a blessing for women who don't ovulate regularly (there is a deviation from the usual pattern of ovulation that takes place before every menstrual cycle). The procedure aims at regularizing the ovulation process. The medications (often hormones are used in the treatment) play a pivotal role in stimulating the follicular development of the ovaries so that healthy eggs are produced, developed, matured and finally released during ovulation. The procedure also benefits women get their menstrual cycles sans the ovulation (Anovulatory Menstrual Cycles). The problem mainly surfaces due to a drop in the progesterone level (a hormone responsible for the uterine lining thickening).
Some women can also opt for Intrauterine Insemination, a pathbreaking procedure whereby, the sperm (collected and stored earlier) is injected into the vagina to facilitate the fertilization process.
Downside of the Ovulation Induction
The ovulation induction requires precision and accuracy and should be performed by experienced professionals who know their skill well.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Every woman likes to look into the mirror and find not an extra strand of hair on her face, be it the upper lip or near the ears. While it is not uncommon for women to have hair on these and other areas, most women resort to multiple ways to get rid of this. The pattern of this unnecessary hair growth is very similar to the pattern seen in males normally.
This condition of excessive hair growth is known as hirsutism and can be caused by multiple causes, as listed below.
Treatment: The underlying cause should be treated for controlling hair growth. If there is an inducing medication, an alternative should be looked at. While hormone levels can be altered, in most cases, not much can be done. These need to be dealt with using one of the following methods - depilatory creams, waxing, plucking, shaving, laser reduction, electrolysis, and weight loss.
When reading through the above, it is obvious that a lot of causes for hirsutism point towards hormones. This also helps identify hormonal abnormalities in the earlier stages. This helps to identify hormonal disorders in their earlier stages, which are managed with lesser complications. The next time you feel there is more hair on your chin or cheeks, get your hormone levels checked. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD) refers to the condition where multiple cysts are formed in the ovary. It is a hormonal disorder observed in women. The hormonal imbalance causes irregular menstrual cycle and makes it difficult for women to conceive.
What causes PCOD?
There are a number of factors responsible for PCOD; genetics, hormonal changes, insulin resistance etc. often play important roles in the development of the disorder. If you have someone in your family who’s had PCOD, then the condition may be inherited. When excess androgen hormones are produced in the ovary, it results in complications related to ovulation. According to experts, about 70% of women develop PCOD due to insulin resistance (when your cells fail to utilise insulin properly). As a result, the demand for insulin in your body increases. The excess insulin produced by the pancreas triggers over-production of male hormones, this hormonal imbalance being a cause of PCOD.
Early symptoms of PCOD-
Women diagnosed with PCOD usually encounter symptoms like irregular periods, excess hair on the face and body, dark patches on the neck, weight gain, frequent breakouts of acne and pimples. Over 70% of women with PCOD grow hair on the face and body. This excess hair growth condition is known as hirsutism. Due to excess production of male hormones, your skin becomes oilier and prone to acne breakouts. About 80% of women who develop PCOD are also obese or overweight.
Role of homeopathy-
Since the root cause of PCOD is hormonal imbalance, the best alternative treatment is homeopathy. Conventional treatment is directed towards the repair of PCOD symptoms but they only treat the condition for a short span of time. Moreover, it increases your dependency on certain drugs which may have side effects. Homeopathy, on the other hand, corrects hormonal imbalance and rejuvenates your body from within without having negative side-effects. Homeopathy drug Pulsatilla helps dissolve ovarian cysts and regularizes menstrual cycle. Thuja and Sepia are extremely effective medicines for PCOD accompanied by hair growth on the face. Conium is a safe, natural medicine used in homeopathy treatment and it works wonders for the removal of acne that manifests as a symptom of PCOD.
The benefits reaped from homeopathy medications are indisputable. Many women choose to go for homeopathy treatment in order to avoid further complications associated with ovarian cyst treatment. Homeopathy treatment results are positive and long-lasting.