Homoeo call Change in lifestyle can be a solution to deal with Polycystic Ovarian Disease

It is common knowledge that diabetes and high blood pressure are the result of our lifestyle. But what remains hidden and probably not understood by many is the fact that there is a condition called as Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCD) which pertains to young woman during the active hormonal phase of her life which is also predominantly the result of the lifestyle of the day.

The three main factors that are part of the lifestyle and are causing a havoc in the young woman’s health are the stress of the studies and occupation; foods that involve more of carbohydrate and fast foods and very importantly the rigmarole of the day preventing any opportunity for exercise and keep oneself active.

During a normal menstrual cycle there is a maturation of eggs in the ovaries and promptly released into the uterus through the fallopian tubes. Meanwhile there is a thickening of the lining of the inner layer of uterus called as the endometrium making it ready for conception. But on some occasions there is a hormonal imbalance. In the sense that the oestrogen which encourages the lining of the endometrium to grow or progesterone which sensitizes the layer for implantation or the production of androgen which is actually a male hormone but produced in very little quantities in a woman can increase. These circumstances lead to the polycystic ovarian disease wherein the immature follicles of the ovaries remain there without being released into the uterus.

What this really means is not just an effect on the menstrual cycle but also the whole metabolism of the body. To start with the periods could get delayed or in fact if there is an onset it could simply continue for a very long time. Meanwhile there is could be a little hair growth over the chest, belly, face or even around the nipples. Such young girls are more likely to suffer from acne or pimples. There could be loss of hair from the scalp. They are also more prone to dark discoloration of skin over creases of the body. There is a tendency for weight gain and worse still could have difficulty in losing it inspite of a rigorous workout. A middle aged woman with such an issue is likely to have increased lipid levels and is more prone to high blood pressure and diabetes.

Homoeopathic medicine has good remedies to correct this imbalance. To keep the oestrogen, progesterone, androgen etc. to be released in amounts necessary for the metabolism and the thyroid hormone helping in keeping the pace of the ovarian function; remedies like Apis mel, Natrum mur, Thyroidin, Ovarinum, Folliculinum, Sepia, Calc carb etc. have been beneficial. What really happens is that with a little help of exercise from the individual; these remedies can correct the menstrual cycles and help prevent other complications by improving the metabolism of the body.

Dr.Venugopal Gouri

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My brother has been suffering with depression on and off for the past ten years. He has undergone counselling, medication etc. but only to fall back into it. At this point of time there is no reason for his problem too.

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Remaining in low moods, lack of energy in pursuing day-to-day activities etc. and the feeling of sadness overtaking most part of the life is in a way depression. Some people have the tendency to go through the same even where there are no pertinent reasons for the same. Homoeopathic medicine has good remedies like Ignatia, Natrum mur, Kali phos, Aurum met etc. that can help in such cases. Consult your nearest homoeopath.

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