INFERTILITY: POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
Infertility is the inability of being pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for a minimum of a year. It result from an issue with both partners, however, in females infertility has to do with a problem with ovulation (ovaries), damage to the uterus, or issues with the cervix.
One of the major causes of infertility in women is what is know as polycystic ovarian syndrome, otherwise known as PCOS for short. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects how a woman’s ovary works. It is a common reproductive disorder in females that is characterized by irregular periods, excessive androgen production and polycystic ovaries.
Causes of PCOS
The cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome is unknown. However, high levels of the male hormone, androgen is believed to have a key role to play in preventing the ovaries from producing the female hormone that is responsible for egg formation. Factors that influence the high levels of androgen includes the gene of an individual, insulin resistance which can be seen in type II Diabetes, and inflammation.
Some families, through the nature of their genes are more predisposed to the syndrome than others. Often times, PCOS has been linked to women whose body system resists insulin – insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a process where the cells of the body are unable to make use of insulin for proper metabolic activities. Such a process is common amongst people that are obese and overweight.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is characterized by three main features which are:
- Irregular periods: the ovaries do not frequently release eggs as they ought to (ovulation)
- Excess androgen production: high levels of the male hormone, androgen is a common symptom of this condition. Excessive androgen is seen physically in women by the growth of facial or body hair.
- Polycystic ovaries: the ovaries becomes enlarged and contains fluid filled sacs that disrupts the normal process of menstruation and ovulation.
Other symptoms of this condition includes heavy menstrual bleeding, excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne, weight gain, headache and malaise.
The Effectiveness of Homeopathy in treating polycystic ovarian syndrome
The use of homeopathy in the treatment of PCOS has established a great landmark for some centuries now as it has been offering total cure for infertility that is as a result of this condition. Through the holistic and patient centered approach of homeopathy, treatment is aimed at the severity if the condition and the psychological health of the woman, so as to achieve a long lasting and effective result that will enhance the possibility of becoming fertile, and to bear children, thus experience maternal bliss. Hence, homeopathy in this case, is not only for removing the cause or correcting the factors that is responsible for PCOS, but also, it deals directly with treating the condition alongside other causes of infertility.
With the much trouble and unrest that the issue of infertility brings to people in such circumstance, a long-lasting, yet effective approach is highly recommended. Therefore, women who has been diagnosed with PCOS or other root cause of infertility should seek the directive of their doctor’s and choose an effective treatment plan of which homeopathy belongs to.