Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that is becoming extremely common amongst women worldwide. The symptoms include acne, obesity, irregular or absent periods, infertility and excessive growth of bodily hair.
Not all patients who suffer from this condition showcase all symptoms and that’s why a diagnosis can be difficult. A simple ultrasound scan can show changes in the ovaries, which cause multiple small cysts to appear without ovulation taking place. These cysts appear outside the ovary and are not ruptured since ovulation has not taken place.
Since ovulation has not occurred, there is no change in hormone levels, which affects menstruation, which is a result of falling hormone levels. Teenagers should be watched for early on, and if they complain about irregular or absent periods, it could be a sign of PCOS.
The condition can get better if treated at an early age. Homeopathy can do good for those who wish to find relief from this condition. A few tests need to be done before starting treatment, even if there are no other conditions, except irregularity of periods that exists.
High levels of oestrogen and testosterone cause symptoms like acne, long or even absent menstrual cycles, hirsutism and obesity. One of the few reasons that this could be happening is because of high levels of insulin which may be caused due to insulin resistance. Women with this condition may be at risk of premature heart attacks, abnormal growth of uterine lining, premature menopause and even cancer.
Infertility is what makes most women wake up and take some action. Clomiphene is what is most commonly used to induce ovulation at this stage. However, this is not the same thing as getting pregnant. If the patient is overweight, they may be advised a low carb diet and metformin, which is taken by people who have type 2 diabetes.
Treatment will vary depending on each patient. Diet, medication and lifestyle all come in to play if the condition needs to be treated well. It is important for young women, to keep a track of their cycle and take measures as early as possible.
Speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can treat this condition effectively if you are experiencing trouble. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist if you wish to learn how your diet can positively affect a healthy system.