Natural help for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a growing problem that affects women during their reproductive age as a result of hormonal imbalance (due to elevated androgens, which are male hormones).
The main symptoms and signs of PCOS are: irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.
Associated conditions include diabetes type 2, obesity, heart disease, mood disorders and endometrial cancer. The causation of PCOS is not completely understood, but genetic predisposition, environmental factors and stressful life-style increase the risk of development of this unpleasant condition.
Make few changes in your lifestyle, e.g.:
1. Minimise your stress levels. Yoga, meditation, walks in nature etc. might help you to relax more.
2. Decrease intake of carbohydrates, avoid damaged vegetable fats and processed sugar in your diet.
3. Increase your physical activity. Choose a form of exercise you enjoy, don’t struggle
4. Get a boost from organic fruit and veg, increase your intake of minerals (Magnesium, Chromium might be helpful) and vitamins (B-vitamins, vitamin D) etc.
Homeopathy is a natural therapy that treats every person holistically and individually. Homeopathic remedy is “tailored” to each individual woman according to her characteristic physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms, lifestyle, diet, personal tendencies and medical history. Homeopathic remedies are natural, non-toxic, without any side effects and can be taken along side conventional treatment without any contradictions. To mention just a few:
Conium is helpful for those with acne problems and irregular menses. The acne is worse before menses and starts to clear out as soon as menstrual flow starts. There is a tearing or cutting pain in ovaries during menstruation. One of the specific symptom is that breasts become enlarged and painful before and during menses.
Lachesis might be indicated in cases with scanty menses and dark to black menstrual flow accompanied by pain especially in the area of left ovary during menstruation.
Cystic growths are more developed on left-side ovary.
Sepia is one of the main remedies for PCOS treatment. It is characterised when there is abnormal hair growth on the face. Menses is late and scanty and comes with bearing down sensation in the pelvic region. The person is quite irritable and indifferent to family members.
Thuja is important remedy in cases of ovarian cysts developed on left ovary. Menstrual flow is delayed. The affected person feels sad, depressed and isolated.
See a professional homeopath who will prescribe homeopathic remedies based on your individual symptoms and health history.