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  1. 1. 1.Natural treatments PCOS Homeopathy Pcos Information, PCOS treatments,Homeopathic Treatment for PCOS,Self help,Natural treatments
  2. 2. 2.WHAT IS PCOS? • PCOS or PCOD, i.e, Polycystic ovarian syndrome,or polycystic ovary disease , is also called as Stein-Leventhal syndrome.It is a medical term for a disorder leading to hormonal imbalance where the woman’s ovulation cycle is disturbed. It occurs in 5-10% of women in their reproductive years.The ovaries appear enlarged and appear covered with tiny,fluid-filled cysts.it is the most common cause of infertility in women.
  3. 3. 3.SYMPTOMS • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects women and is a complex of symptoms that are not necessarily all present in all cases. Some, but not all, affected women have multiple cysts on the ovaries (polycystic ovaries). • absence of menstruation/periods (amenorrhea) or delayed menstruation, failure of the ovary to release eggs (anovulation), elevated levels of the male hormones known as androgens (hyperandrogenism), excessive amounts of body hair (hirsutism), a high rate of miscarriage, and infertility. Three criteria often used for a diagnosis are menstrual irregularity, hyperandrogenism, and exclusion of other disease. There is some evidence that PCOS is an inherited condition. • The symptoms may start right after the first period(menarche). Any girl getting her periods late or a gap of 45 days should be shown to be doctor to find out if she has pcos. • Obesity is also quite common, though some women can be thin too. Some women put on weight and then pcos may start. • Hirsutism(excess hair growth on the body and face) • Acne with oily skin • Male pattern baldness, thinning of hair • Imbalanced hormone levels
  4. 4. 4.COMPLICATIONS OR SYMPTOM FINDINGS ASSOCIATED WITH PCOS • In many cases, the irregular periods are not paid attention to or attempted to treat with home remedies and hence the diagnosis of PCOS gets confirmed in much later stage when the woman gets married and tries to conceive. Some common findings/complications are • Heart disease • High Cholesterol:with high triglycerides • Diabetes:50% of women who have PCOS have a problem with how the body uses insulin called as insulin resistance, due to which blood sugar levels go high, leading to diabetes. • Infertility • High blood pressure • Uterine cancer/endometrial cancer
  5. 5. 5.PCOS Complications Women with PCOS appear to have higher rates of: • Miscarriage • Gestational diabetes • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (preeclampsia) • Premature delivery • Babies born to women with PCOS have a higher risk of spending time in a neonatal intensive care unit or of dying before, during, or shortly after birth. Most of the time, these problems occur in multiple-birth babies (twins, triplets) • Does PCOS put women at risk for other health problems? • More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40. • The risk of heart attack is 4 to 7 times higher in women with PCOS than women of the same age without PCOS. • Women with PCOS are at greater risk of having high blood pressure. • Women with PCOS have high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. • Women with PCOS can develop sleep apnea. This is when breathing stops for short periods of time during sleep. • Women with PCOS may also develop anxiety and depression. It is important to consider treatment fot these conditions.It might affect self esteem of a girl or a woman tremendously regarding her looks and appearance.
  6. 6. 6.HOW AND WHY DOES PCOS OCCUR • PCOS is related to the endocrine system. In a womans body,the ovaries are two small organs located on either side of the uterus. They make hormones, including estrogen, which trigger menstruation. Every month, the ovaries release a tiny egg which goes down the fallopian tube for potential fertilization process. This cycle of egg release is called ovulation. • There is hormonal imbalance, due to which the normal ovarian cycle, that releases egg every month gets disturbed,since there is not sufficient hormones to release the egg.One hormone triggers another, the reason for this not clearly understood. The egg is formed in a sac called as a follicle. If this follicle fails to open, the ovaries form cysts .Normally the ovaries make a certain amount of male sex hormones (androgens) but in PCOS the level increases due to the formation of cysts. There are many such cysts and hence its called polycystic ovary syndrome. • These increased androgens, cause acne and male pattern baldness.
  7. 7. 7.What increases the risk of PCOS? • The main risk factor for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a family history of PCOS. So if you have the syndrome, your sisters and daughters have a 50% chance of developing PCOS. • Girls who show certain signs of puberty early — such as girls who develop underarm or pubic hair before the age of 8 — may be at greater risk of having PCOS later on. • A family history of diabetes may increase your risk for PCOS because of the strong relationship between diabetes and PCOS. • The use of the seizure medicine valproate (such as Depakote) has been linked to an increased risk of PCOS.
  8. 8. 8.PCOS Diagnosis,Investigations • Blood tests. Your doctor may check the androgen hormone and glucose (sugar) levels in your blood. • Vaginal ultrasound (sonogram). Your doctor may perform a test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the pelvic area. It might be used to examine your ovaries for cysts and check the endometrium (lining of the womb). This lining may become thicker if your periods are not regular.
  9. 9. 10.PCOS DIET • Question:Why does polycystic ovary syndrome cause weight gain? • Answer:PCOS makes it more difficult for the body to use the hormone insulin, which normally helps convert sugars and starches from foods into energy. This condition -- called insulin resistance -- can cause insulin and sugar -- glucose -- to build up in the bloodstream. • High insulin levels increase the production of male hormones called androgens. High androgen levels lead to symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods -- and weight gain. Because the weight gain is triggered by male hormones, it is typically in the abdomen. That is where men tend to carry weight. So, instead of having a pear shape, women with PCOS have more of an apple shape. • Abdominal fat is the most dangerous kind of fat. That’s because it is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and other health conditions. • QUESTION: • How does weight loss help? • ANSWER: • If you have PCOS, losing just 10% of yiour body weight can bring down your periods to normal.(read, ovulation).Weight loss can improve insulin sensitivity Weight loss is the primary objective of diet for pcos, as many people suffering from pcos are overweight.Losing weight is a struggle for most women with pcos. More than six out of every 10 women who have PCOS are also overweight.
  10. 10. 9.THIS IS IMPORTANT Some possible symptoms could be: • pain /bloating abdomen • difficulty urinating/frequency urination • dull backache • pain during sexual intercourse • painful periods • weight gain • loss of appetite • nausea/vomitting Ovarian cysts could also be a part of ovarian tumors which could be cancerous or non cancerous. Hence always get them evaluated quickly. Ovarian cancer often spreads before its detected.
  11. 11. 11.PCOS DIET,NATURAL TREATMENTS.SELFHELP • Lots of fruits, vegetables, low fat products. If you have dairy products go for the low fat alternatives. • Vegetables such as broccoli, potatoes, and green beans • Whole-grain products • Fruits, including apples and bananas • Eat a high-fiber, low-sugar diet. Avoid processed and fatty foods to keep your blood sugar levels in check. If you’re having trouble eating healthy on your own, talk to your doctor or a dietitian. • Eat four to six small meals throughout the day, rather than three large meals. This will help control your blood sugar levels. • Exercise to LOSE WEIGHT • Work with your doctor to track your cholesterol and blood pressure levels • If you are smoking, you need to stop. • Question: How does smoking cause harm ? Answer: Women who smoke have higher levels of androgens in their bodies compared to those who don’t. • Chromium supplements can help, especially if you have higher sugar levels. Recommended daily allowance is 25 mcg/day for women aged 19-50 and 20 mcg for women aged 50 and above.
  12. 12. 12.WORD OF CAUTION Interactions. Since chromium may affect blood sugar levels, it is crucial that anyone taking diabetes medications, like insulin, only use chromium under the care of a medical doctor. Chromium may also interact with medicines like antacids, acid reflux drugs, corticosteroids, beta-blockers, insulin, and NSAID painkillers. These interactions may cause the chromium to be poorly absorbed or amplify the effect of other medicines.
  13. 13. 13.PCOS:Homeopathy Advantages of Homeopathy treatment for PCOS: • Balances hormone levels • Treats the psychosomatic axis,works on endocrine system,Pituitary gland • Improves insulin sensitivity • Helps In weight loss better since Homeopathic Medicines are free of sideeffects and work on psychosomatic axis • Treats acne and hirsutism • Treats infertility • Treats depression, anxiety effectively • A Homeopathic doctor looks into the evolution of PCOS in the patient, with details of mental and physical characteristics in that particular patient and gives the indicated Homeopathic medicine.
  14. 14. 14.Homeopathic Treatments, Homeopathic Medicines for PCOS: • There is no “formula”in Homeopathy for PCOS, since treatment is constitutional/indicated/individualise d,however the common medicines that can be thought of: • The choice of a particular medicine is made by an experienced Homeopath after careful case study with detailed physical and mental symptoms of the patient. • Each of these medicines has certain prescribing indications. • Apis • Collinsonia • Lycopodium • Oophorinum • Aurum mur natronatum • Conium • Graphites • Kali brom • Lachesis • Lilium tig • Medorrhinum • Carbo anemalis • Ustiligo • Sepia • Thuja