Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), is the name for a disease characterized by multiple (‘poly’), cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in the ovaries of a woman. For years, woman have been explained that PCOD is not just a silent disease but it is also a very deadly one.
As per research, 1 out of 10 women of childbearing age are affected by PCOD and more than half of them are unable to receive the medical attention they truly need. PCOD is the main cause of obesity, severe acne, hair loss, and low self-esteem among women.
Patients with PCOD, reported to have higher levels of male hormones in their body, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, increased acne, weight gain, high hair loss, mood swings, etc and the irony is sometimes they even may not be aware that it is due to PCOD!
Causes of PCOD
PCOD and related problems are normally caused by a hormonal imbalance. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another. Some of the most common causes often found in patients having PCOD are: –
- High testosterone levels
- Increased levels of prolactin
- Raised insulin levels
- Reduced levels of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Increased Luteinising Hormone (LH)
Symptoms of PCOD
The symptoms associated with PCOD often start post menarche. Patients suffering from PCOD complaint about the following symptoms: –
- Absence of periods for a long duration
- Sudden weight gains
- Disturbed menstrual cycle
- Fertility issues
- Skin discolorations
- Cysts in ovaries
- Increased male hormones
Traditional solutions of medicine provide very few solutions for PCOD. It only focuses on treating the symptoms affecting the patient and not eliminating the disease from the root. Most often, to regularize menstruations, oral contraceptive pills are prescribed and the disease remains uncured. Upon medication, the patient may feel happier about their menstrual cycle coming back to normal. However, with time passing by and stopping the medication, patients often discover that the disease is uncured and untreated.
Other allopathy-based solutions often cause side – effects, are very costly, and do not heal the disease from the roots. These medications are often general and do not take specific health conditions of a patient into consideration. Fortunately, we have homeopathy which not only takes these conditions into account but also provides a constitutional solution for healing PCOD.
Homeopathy for PCOD: A constitutional solution
A homeopathic constitutional solution is something that takes the symptoms of a patient into consideration as well as their underlying physical, mental, and emotional conditions into consideration. Homeopathy is popular to provide safe, effective, and successful PCOD treatments to patients suffering from severe PCOD based on the biological structure and hormones in their body.
Homeopathy brings hormones of the body into harmony to significantly increase the chances of conception. Homeopathic medicine was founded on the principles that our bodies have been equipped specially to remain entirely disease-free.
When immunity is damaged, diseases are caused. Once the balance is achieved the body is able to heal itself naturally without any external assistance. Some homeopathic solutions for PCOD which eliminate it from the roots are:
- Pulsatilla for PCOD with late and scanty menses
- Lachesis for PCOD with an aversion to tight clothes
- Sepia for PCOD’s bearing down pain
- Graphites specially designed for PCOD with constipation
- ApisMellifica especially for PCOD’s with stinging pain in the ovarian region
Advantages of using Homeopathic medicine to cure PCOD
Homeopathy apart from being a natural, safe, cost-effective, reliable, and side – effect free solution for PCOD, has some specific advantages especially for patients with PCOD which are: –
- They correct the hormonal imbalance and neutralizes its negative effects
- Homeopathic medicine regularizes the menstrual cycle
- It makes women fertile in the future to be ready for pregnancy
- The cysts dissolve naturally only in a span of 3-6 months by repetition of USG pelvis
In synchronization with your homeopathic treatment, you can make some basic lifestyle changes that will speeden up your recovery against PCOD. These changes are weight – loss, moderate diet, yoga, meditation, and light or moderate exercises.
Homeopathy can only be successful if treatment is performed under the right guidance. Dr. Mahavrat Patel of Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre is one such guide. He is an experienced third-generation holistic healer and a second-generation homeopath, practicing in Ahmedabad and Vadodara for decades.
He specializes in homeopathy, healing, and various other natural treatments to cure PCOD. To book a PCOD consultation with him What’s App him on +918160474568 or call him on +919723669210 or +912652250212 for more information about homeopathic practices for curing PCOD.
Treat your PCOD today with this natural, safe, effective, and free of side effects way of treatment in homeopathy, which cures PCOD from the roots and helps the healing powers of your body to cure it naturally.
Many women fail to realize the difference between PCOD and PCOS and often use both the terms interchangeably. In reality, both the conditions are different, in spite of the similarities like being related to ovaries and causing hormonal disturbances. Statistics suggest that both these lifestyle disorders are on the rise with 1 in 8 and 1 in 5 suffering from PCOD and PCOS in India.
Let’s understand the difference between PCOD and PCOS.
What is PCOD?
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a disease caused by an imbalance of hormones in the reproductive system. The hormonal imbalance leads to excess secretion of male hormones and leads to irregular periods and delayed egg release, which may also turn into cysts. Missed periods or skipping cycles altogether is a common consequence of PCOD and if not treated on time, it can induce side effects like weight gain, acne, hair fall or excess hair growth.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is similar to PCOD diagnosis but is an endocrinal problem. Women who suffer from PCOS produce higher than usual levels of androgen (the male hormone) which impacts the monthly ovulation cycle. The period cycles get disrupted and the eggs which form cysts build up in the ovaries and get enlarged in size. It also leads to a change in metabolism, creates an increased risk of obesity, Type-2 diabetes and other chronic health problems.
How are they different?
Even though they have similar causative factors, PCOD and PCOS are different. PCOS is an endocrinal or metabolic syndrome, which is more serious in nature as compared to PCOD. PCOD is considered temporary and largely happens through hormonal imbalance and can be corrected through a balance of the right diet and exercise.
What is the treatment suggested to combat PCOS and PCOD?
PCOD is often corrected with the help of the right kind of diet and exercise whereas PCOS involves treatment of several factors causing the syndrome rather than just one. Specific medication and lifestyle changes are advised to fight problems such as obesity, infertility and hirsutism.
Do they impact pregnancy?
Infertility and problems related to conceiving are some of the biggest shortcomings of both hormonal disorders. Nonetheless, women with PCOD and PCOS are able to get pregnant with the right kind of medical intervention, lifestyle changes which can help to deal with the side-effects of the problem.
Maintaining a healthy weight, boosting fertility and ovulation naturally can be some of the measures women can adopt for getting pregnant without undergoing problems.
How can homeopathy help in treating PCOD?
Homeopathic remedies act at the root level and can bring deviations of the hormonal system back to normalcy. Homeopathic remedies are safe and have no side-effects.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic remedies are effective in treating PCOD. You can book an appointment with Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre and get the benefits of his safe and effective homeopathic treatments and remedies.
PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a disease caused by multiple cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in the ovaries. Patients with PCOD have abnormal levels of hormones that result in irregular menses and infertility.
Lack of awareness and lifestyle changes are two major factors leading to this phenomenon. PCOD has now become a common health problem that affects teenage girls and young women. In India, nearly 40% of women are affected by PCOD. Although, only 60% report to hospitals for treatment, when they recognize that they are suffering from infertility.
Up to 40% of women with PCOD develop either impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes by age 40 as reported in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2000.
What causes PCOD?
- Raised level of Testosterone – Higher than normal levels of androgens in women can prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs during the menstrual cycle. Excess androgen is produced by the theca cells of the ovaries, due to hyperinsulinemia or increased luteinizing hormone (LH) levels.
- Low levels of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) – A protein in the blood, which binds to testosterone and reduces the effect of testosterone.
- Raised levels of Prolactin – Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates the breast glands to produce milk during pregnancy.
- High levels of Insulin – A hormone that helps convert sugars and starches into energy. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired, and also your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells also called hyperinsulinemia. Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production, which may interfere with the ovaries’ ability to ovulate.
The cause of PCOD is unknown, but studies suggest a strong genetic component that is affected by gestational environment, lifestyle factors or both. Women who have PCOD are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pre-diabetes, endometrial cancer, heart attack, hypertension, high levels of low-density lipoprotein and low levels of high-density lipoprotein.
Diet for PCOD
The Polycystic ovarian disease is a common hormonal disorder found in one out of 10 women.
- Hydrate yourself well with a minimum of 2-3 liters of water, coconut water, buttermilk, vegetable soups and smoothies. Avoid aerated drinks and sugary foods.
- Your diet should consist of lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Eat unsaturated fats and avoid consuming saturated and hydrogenated fats in your diet.
- Consume whole wheat products like wheat pasta. Avoid maida.
- Include natural herbs in your diet like flax seeds, methi seeds, coriander, cinnamon.
- Include millet, ragi, oats etc. Eat walnuts and almonds.
- Maintain a low salt diet to avoid water retention.
- Exercise 30-40 minutes daily.
PCOD is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of childbearing age. The most important step is to diagnose the condition in time and provide proper treatment for PCOD so that it will help to reduce a girl’s or young woman’s chances of having serious side effects later on.
How can Homeopathy help?
The human body has been perfectly enabled by nature to keep itself disease-free. It is only when the immunity or its own internal vitality is deranged that the body becomes incapable of keeping itself disease-free. Therefore, Homeopathy tries to restore the balance of that vitality. Once the vitality regains its original balance, it is able to nurse itself back to health without any external aid.
- Homeopathic medicines correct the hormonal imbalance & neutralize its negative effects.
- The cysts dissolve gradually and can be checked in the next f/u after 3-6 months of starting the treatment, by repeating the USG pelvis.
- The menstrual cycle gets regularized. Other complaints, including acne and hair growth on the face, are also taken care of.
- It opens the possibility of becoming fertile in the future for women to bear pregnancy.
Dr. Mahavrat’s Homoeopathic treatment has no side effects and holistically treats individuals. Homoeopathic medicines can modify general tendencies, thus helping to cure the conditions.