Are you gaining weight? Do you have hair like men? Are you suffering from irregular menses? Have trouble getting pregnant? IT MIGHT BE PCOD. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex endocrine disorder which is also leading cause of infertility amongst women of childbearing age.

In PCOS, many small, fluid-filled sacs grow inside the ovaries. The word “polycystic” means “many cysts.”These sacs are actually follicles, each one containing an immature egg. The eggs never mature enough to trigger ovulation.The lack of ovulation alter levels of estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and LH. Estrogen and progesterone levels are lower than usual, while androgen levels are higher than usual.

 PCOS runs in families. PCOS have insulin resistance, meaning that their cells can’t use insulin properly. Therefore body’s demand for insulin increases. The pancreas makes more insulin to compensate. Extra insulin triggers the ovaries to produce more male hormones.

Common symptoms of PCOS

    • Irregular periods: Some women with PCOS get fewer than eight periods a year.

    • Hair growth: More than 70 percent of women with this condition grow hair on their face and body — including on their back, belly, and chest. Excess hair growth is called hirsutism.

    • Acne: Male hormones can make the skin oilier than usual and cause breakouts on areas like the face, chest, and upper back.

    • Weight Gain: Upto 80 percent of women with PCOS are overweight or obese.

    • Male-Pattern Baldness: Hair on the scalp gets thinner and fall out.

    • Darkening of the skin: Dark Patches of skin can form in body creases like those on the neck, in the groin, and under the breasts.

    • Headaches: Hormone changes can trigger headaches in some women.

Hormone imbalances can affect a woman’s health in many ways. PCOS can increase the risk for infertility, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, endometrial cancer, and depression.

PCOS can make it harder to get pregnant, and it can increase your risk for pregnancy complications and miscarriage.

Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help regulate your menstrual cycle and improve PCOS symptoms. Weight loss can also improve cholesterol levels, lower insulin, and reduce heart disease and diabetes risks.

Conventional treatment is based on giving artificial hormones which are mainly oral contraceptive pills which temporarily improve the menstrual cycle but once stopped again menses are irregular. In case of PCOS homeopathy works wonderfully patient is analysed individually and by knowing the root cause of hormonal imbalance mainly stress, lifestyle, overeating, lack of exercise and slow metabolism medicine is administered to act on hormonal axis which synthesizes hormones naturally. Homeopathic medicines stimulates body’s own hormonal system producing natural hormones which are non toxic and not harmful.