Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen go off track. This hormonal disorder, which can’t be cured but only managed, results in enlarged ovaries that have small cysts on the outer edges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), PCOS affects over 116 million women worldwide (3.4 per cent). When it comes to its treatment, many women want to know if homeopathic treatment for PCOS is effective or not. So, we reached out to an expert to learn more about it.
Health Shots got in touch with Dr Ummekulsum Baghwala, a homeopathic consultant and nutritionist, to find out how effective homeopathy is for PCOS.
This syndrome, which results in irregular menstruation, infertility, obesity, hirsutism, hair loss and facial hair, has a significant negative impact on a woman’s psychosocial health. When it comes to managing the condition, hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle modification are available as treatments in modern medicine. Oral contraceptive pills and hormonal pills have a generalized influence on disrupted hormonal regulation, which may further comprise a person’s natural hormonal balance.
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The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) released two case studies of patients suffering from PCOS. It showed that depression and anxiety are common in PCOS patients and did not significantly improve with oral contraceptive pill therapy. However, a homeopathic approach to the management of PCOS considers the patient’s mental as well as genetic makeup.
Homeopathic treatment was found to be effective in two PCOS patients, as per the study. It helped in balancing the hyperactivity of the glands, regulating hormonal balance, dissolving ovarian cysts and enhancing the normal functioning of the ovaries, eliminating the need for hormone therapy and surgery. The likelihood of conception also significantly increased. Both patients also reported improvements in issues including menstruation, blood flow, menstrual pain, hair loss and weight. Hence, in those two cases, the homeopathic treatment was successful in managing the condition.
These positive changes, meanwhile, are not the exclusive outcome of homeopathic treatment. Those two patients adhered to a strict routine of regular exercise and low-glycemic-index foods, which also assisted them in maintaining hormonal balance.
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Here’s what an expert has to say in support of homeopathic treatment for PCOS
Dr Baghwala says, “Homeopathic treatment for PCOS is quite effective in nature and an effective alternative treatment. Instead of only treating the symptoms, the primary objective of homeopathic treatment is to stimulate the healing process of the problem. While it won’t directly treat PCOS, it will help manage the root cause of PCOS – hormonal imbalance.”
1. Consume whole foods like grains, legumes, pulses, nuts, and seeds that aren’t packed with artificial sweeteners and preservatives.
2. To provide your body with vitamin D, make sure you are soaking up the sun.
3. Increase your intake of anti-inflammatory foods because they can help with symptoms like weight gain and acne.
4. You must be physically active, so make sure you workout every day.
5. Whatever you find helpful—meditation, yoga, music, eating your favourite foods—should be done to control your stress level.
6. Limit your intake of carbohydrates because they can affect your blood sugar levels.
7. Pay attention to your sleep pattern as well. Getting 8 hours of regular sleep is essential.
So ladies, follow these tips and manage PCOS.
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