Homoeopathy and polycystic ovarian syndrome
(PCOS) has become quite a common problem now-a-days. It is also known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). The symptoms usually begin in the teen years but it can affect women of any productive age.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is characterized by imbalance of hormones and irregular periods. One or both ovaries are enlarged and contain small cysts – hence the nomenclature – Polycystic ovarian syndrome – PCOS. The periods are either absent for months together or are too early, heavy and protracted. Acne, high levels of testosterone (androgen), facial hair, thinning hair on scalp, weight gain, inability to conceive, etc, are some of other symptoms of PCOS.
Sadly, patients come to homoeopathy only when they have tried and exhausted other means of treatment. From Birth Control and Androgen-lowering pills to Anti-diabetic drugs to Estrogen Replacement and/or FSH and LH stimulating medications, the PCOS sufferers have tried a number of medications but to no avail. Treating PCOS is a slow and long-drawn process. Duration of treatment varies from individual to individual depending on a number of factors, including age, length of suffering and other associated symptoms, particularly obesity. While most cases falling in age bracket 22-30 clear within six to eight months, cases of women above 35 can drag on for years before finally giving in to homeopathy.
Homeopathy is a boon for women suffering from PCOS and other diseases, particularly infertility. I wish, our gynecologists studied homeopathy as a Speciality to see its wonderful effects in curing female diseases. For those interested I can initially recommend three books: (1) Application of Principles of Homeopathy to Obstetrics by H. N. Guernsey, (2) Homeopathy for Mother and Infant by D.M. Horland and (3) The Medical, Surgical, and Hygienic Treatment of Disease of Women, Especially Those Causing Sterility by HALE E. M. and would be more than happy to answer any queries and suggest more books for further study on the subject.
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