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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.D) a curable womens disease

 
  By : , Ernakulam, India       27.8.2010         14 Comments          Phone: 09447042501          Fax: 0484-2367273          Mail Now
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P.C.O.S; P.C.O.D, also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome is a hormonal problem that causes women to have a variety of symptoms. PCOS occurs in 10 % of women and is one of the main cause of infertility. 

The symptoms begin in adolescence, or a women may not know she has PCOS until late when infertility occurs. She may suffer from Irregular periods or even, not at all. The inability of the ovaries to produce egg (infertility). Excess facial and abdomen hair, thinning of scalp hair, Acne (increased androgen), Darkened patches around the neck and under the breasts or arm (acanthosis nigricans). Signs of insulin resistance or over secretion. Overweight. A constellation of these various disorders linked together constitute the term " Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome" (PCOS)

PCOS is a condition in which a woman’s ovaries and, in some cases the adrenal glands, produce more androgens (a type of hormone) than normal. High levels of these hormones interfere with the development and release of eggs as part of ovulation. As a result, fluid-filled sacs or cysts can develop on the ovaries.

Because women with PCOS do not release eggs during ovulation, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.

How does PCOS affect fertility?

A woman's ovaries have follicles, which are tiny, fluid-filled sacs that hold the eggs. When an egg is mature, the follicle breaks open to release the egg so it can travel to the uterus for fertilization. In women with PCOS, immature follicles bunch together to form large cysts or lumps. The eggs mature within the bunched follicles, but the follicles don't break open to release them. As a result, women with PCOS often have menstrual irregularities, such as amenorrhea (they don’t get menstrual periods) or oligomenorrhea (they only have periods now and then). Because the eggs are not released, most women with PCOS have trouble getting pregnant. Although it is hard for women with PCOS to get pregnant, some do get pregnant, naturally or using assistive reproductive technology. Women with PCOS are at higher risk for miscarriage if they do become pregnant. 

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

In addition to infertility, women with PCOS may also have:
* Pelvic pain
* Hirsutism, or excess hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes
* Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
* Acne, oily skin or dandruff
* Patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin

Also, women who are obese are more likely to have PCOS.

Women with PCOS are also at higher risk for associated conditions, such as:
* Diabetes
* Metabolic syndrome—sometimes called a precursor to diabetes, this syndrome indicates that the body has trouble regulating its insulin
* Cardiovascular disease—including heart disease and high blood pressure

There are medications that can help control the symptoms, such as birth control pills to regulate menstruation, reduce androgen levels and clear acne. Other medications can reduce cosmetic problems, such as hair growth, and control blood pressure and cholesterol. But by using all of them do not cure P.C.O.S.

More than half the women who have P.C.O.S are overweight or obese. It has been found that "Insulin resistance" is the primary cause of weight gain in such women. When a woman is insulin resistant, even though the amount of insulin released into the blood stream after a high carbohydrate meal is sufficient and may even be in excess, (a condition called Hyperinsulinemia), the body is resistant to the insulin and is unable to utilize the glucose. The excess blood sugar gets converted to fat and overweight results. Overweight in turn leads to further insulin resistance and worsens the condition of PCOS.

Treatment

It is important to have PCOS diagnosed and treated early to help prevent associated problems. Three pillars of management of PCOS are exercise, diet and Organopathic herbal drugs constitutional medicines. With the help of these modalities, PCOS can be controlled well. Diet is to be followed throughout the life of PCOS. No PCOS patient can be treated successfully unless she changes and follows the life style and diet. 

The primary objective in treatment for P.C.O.S is to focus on weight loss. Since insulin resistance is a main factor in over weight P.C.O.S woman, we recommended a diet similar to one recommended for people with Type 2 Diabetes i.e High fiber, low glycemic Index food like whole rice or wheat grains.

Avoid all bakery items as they are made from Maida (Maida is devoid of fiber). Drink a glass of whole milk daily and ice cream yogurt. Eat smaller meals more frequently this also prevent drastic food craving. 

Regular Exercise will increase the muscle mass and basal metabolic rate. Because both overweight and underweight conditions has shown to suppress ovulation, both conditions throw off a woman’s natural hormone level, Insulin levels, in turn affecting sex hormone-binding globulin, which can affect the amount of free androgen in a woman’s body. Too much can suppress ovulation. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise can aid weight loss and help reduce blood sugar levels and regulate insulin levels more effectively. Weight loss can help lessen many of the health conditions associated with PCOS and can make symptoms be less severe or even disappear.

Principles of Diet in PCOS

The aim nutrition in PCOS is to give a balanced diet. Keeping BMI below 24, glycosylated Hb below 7  helps in preventing long term complications of PCOS. Large meals appear to cause the release of large amount of insulin. Small meals eaten frequently appear to be better for keeping in check.

Foods low on the glycemic index (GI) will release glucose gradually in to the blood stream whereas foods high on the glycemic index will provoke an immediate response in the blood sugar levels. The GI relates to the way the body's sugar levels respond to certain foods. Foods are given a rating from 0-100 on the glycemic index with glucose in the highest position. High GI foods will increase the body's sugar level rapidly. GI levels : Glucose 100, Potatoes 70, Polished white rice 72, Unpolished rice 65 

Fiber content of food helps in slow absorption, reduces blood sugar, cholesterol and help in weight reduction. Fiber intake should be 30= 45 gm/day. Whole cereals, ragi, whole dal, grams jowar, etc are common source of dietary fiber.  Maida, suji, polished white rice, are devoid of fiber and absorbs rapidly.

Omega 3 reduces the chances of blood to form blood clots. It reduces LDL and increases HDL. It decreases production of triglycerides in liver. Pure ghee, fish are also having it.

Regular exercise increases HDL.

Body gets good nutrient antioxidants from Turmeric, Amla (Gooseberry), Clove, capsicum and red chilies contain powerful antioxidant.

Together with the change in life style such as doing exercise, change of food style and using Organopathic Herbal drugs and constructional medicines, anyone can escape from Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome. 


Dr: T. K. Alexander. Mobile : 91 9447042501





Comments

   Pooja, kerala
Reply Posted On :
18 - 3 - 2016

Sir..I was under treatment for pcos since last 5 months and I got conceived after 3 months of treatment but after 2 months of pregnancy missed abortion occurs due to low heartbeats and lack of fluid. Why its happens so sir? Is it a part of pcos..any cures?

 
   Prity Saini, Jamshedpur
Reply Posted On :
18 - 5 - 2015

Sir,madam, I m22 yr old female married 2 yrs, no issue,suffering from pcod on metformin already,erlier ms cycle was iregular but my dr perscribe me diaen 35 to prpoper my cycle,since 3 cycle im taking clomiphene citrate ,in ovualtion n follicular study follicular ok n prpruptured n size n all,but still i mnot able to concieve please help me dr

 
   Chiya, Pune
Reply Posted On :
18 - 7 - 2014

Thanks for the information

 
   Monika, Delhi
Reply Posted On :
17 - 11 - 2013

I had ectopic surgery in oct 2012,now doctor has told pcos but having normal periods, have no baby

 
   bhagi, ananthapur
Reply Posted On :
4 - 10 - 2013

I got pcod.. Can u suggest me a diet

 
   SAJANA K A, Kanjiramattom,Ernakulam
Reply Posted On :
3 - 9 - 2013

SIR,I am MCA student.i have PCOD syndrome. My weight is about 74 kilos. Iam staying in the college hostel of MA college,Kothamangalam..i am very depressed,bcoz my weight has increased day by day...and having irregular periods..i need your consulting..as soon as i will meet u..i want to fully escape from this disease.kindly help me sir......

 
   Aditi, India
Reply Posted On :
24 - 10 - 2012

Thank you sir, i really got a ray of hope through you, i am 28 yrs unmarried female, before some months, i knew about my health problems as i suffering from polycystic ovarian disease. My ultra sound report explained with "both ovaries appears slightly bulky with multiple small follicles arranged peripherally, no obvious adnexal mass, right ovary measures 1.6 by 1.6cm. volume-12cc;left ovary measures 2.3 by2 cm. volume-8cc.and no free fluid in pouch of Douglas. HB- 12.8.

I also have another problems like, irregular menses 2-3 months gaping and after that 3 days discharge. hair drying, hair loss, mental stress, body pains,unhappy, piles .

sir, plz help me and give proper way and tell, Is it curable ? and is any problem for pregnancy? E-mail : jogi_aditi@yahoo.com

 
   Sushma, Hyderabad
Reply Posted On :
2 - 6 - 2012

very detailedly xplaind abt PCOD problm and very usefull suggestion r been gvn thankss

 
   Sneha,
Reply Posted On :
5 - 2 - 2012

i have pcod, is it curable?? pls help me and also i have problem of overweight can i get problem in my pregnancy...snehal_kedare@rediffmail.com

 
   Nasrin, Srinagar
Reply Posted On :
17 - 6 - 2011

guide line for treatment of infertility.. E-mail :nanigi123@gmail.com

 
   Dr.Sagheer Ahmed, Pakistan
Reply Posted On :
10 - 3 - 2011

PCOS can be cured with Homeopathy!

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is the leading cause of infertility among women, and it is said it is almost impossible to get rid of this trouble. Traditional Allopathic medicines do not work for PCOS but homeopathic has complete solution for PCOS and infertility. I have experienced many successful cases in my clinical practice. I am sharing a story of woman who diagnosed with PCOS and then her PCOS relieved by homeopathic medicines...

(Dear friends,

I've been diagnosed as as "normal" during my last medical exam and have been declared to be "PCOS-free"! Homeopathy made it possible! I'd like to share my experience with you...

I am a 27 year old woman (of Indian origin) in the USA who suffered from the symptoms of PCOS since the age of 13 but got diagnosed correctly only at the age of 21(A sonogram confirmed my condition).

I always had a history of irregular/heavy/prolonged (sometime even upto 2 months) of bleeding. I have a lean physique and marked hirsutism, hair loss and mild acne highlighting my polycystic condition.

After several years of hormonal treatment that never treated the base problem, I started with homeopathic treatment. My doctor put me on radium bromide (biochemical salt for acne), thuja 1m (for hirsutism) and Fraxinus Americana (mother tincture for cysts). I saw marked in hair growth on my hands and legs within 2 months. After about 6 months, the acne improved and so did my hair loss rate. My periods started getting normal - they kept coming only once in 4 months but the bleeding was normal and terminated in 5-6 days.

After 1 year of treatment, the doctor replaced thuja with Pulsatilla 1m. After another 6 months with the new medicines, the periods have settled to the normal frequency of 27-28 days! I cannot believe that for the first time in my life my periods are actually normal! My sonogram also came clear!

My Acne has improved drastically but much unwanted facial hair still remains. My doctor says that continuing with medicines will help.

My aim in writing my story is tell all of those who feel hopeless that God has made ways to find us a cure. I pray sincerely that all of you find the way that suits you best! 
http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php?89153-PCOS-cured-with-Homeopathy-!)

Homeopathy offers many treatments for the symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). The advantage of homeopathy is it offers treatment free of side effects at a minimum expense. The disadvantage of Homeopathy is that the right treatment is chosen with references to the whole person, not just the diagnosis written on the chart at the doctor’s office.
The first thing women need to know to choose the right remedy is to understand the patterns of symptoms treated by the various remedies. The symptoms of PCOS can vary from day to day, but the right homeopathic remedy can help you find relief for weeks and months without interruption. And with the right PCOS diet and fertility foods, you can get even better results. Sugar and rice are very harmful for PCOS. Do not eat these things during your treatment.

Now I am going to prescribe some very effective homeopathic medicines for PCOS. I got 90% success during my clinical practice by using these miraculous medicines for PCOS but still I would say symptoms are very important. Use these medications only after consulting a doctor.

First Month
Pulstilla 1M
Start PCOS treatment with high dose of Puls. Only one dose within 10 days.

From the Next day

Pulstilla 30 (03 doses per day with the gap of 4 hours)
Nat Mur 30 (03 doses per day with the gap of 4 hours)

Use these medicines for one month and then inform me. Kindly send me your all symptoms in detail...

Dr.Sagheer Ahmed

dr_sagheerahmed@yahoo.com

Contact No: 92-321-2900406

 
   Romy, Mumbai
Reply Posted On :
9 - 3 - 2011

Age 34 weight: 49 , height: 5'1 , Married (2000) , Kid 1 (5years) ,

first started with my irregular menstral period when i was 22.. it would be few months normal and suddenly i would miss my periods for 2 months..

After marriage had problem of conceiving test were done prolactin was showing above normal (35) medication were going on ... as I was fed up i stopped with the medication and led normal life.. One fine day my test showed me that i was pregnant..

After pregnacy my period were again normal.. when my baby was 2years i again conceived but had to terminate the child due to family problems.. my menstrual period was going on normal . Again from 2009 again faced the same problem missed my period for 2 mths but without any medication i got it back. now too i do get my menstral period but every month with the delay of 10 days( if this month i got my menstral period on 4th so next month it will 13th or 14th) Rest I am very fit..

no other issues ... Pls advice me whether this can be curable. Can i conceive without any medication will my cyst dissappear.

Thank You Romy (romila_sab@yahoo.com)

 
   Dr: T. K. Alexander, Kochi
Reply Posted On :
26 - 2 - 2011

Organopathic Herbal Medicines can cure PCOD without side effect.... ,Homeopathic Research Center ,Kottayam,Manjoor.P.O.pin 686603, They will send medicines..

 
   Pooja Bhardwaj, Delhi
Reply Posted On :
16 - 10 - 2010

Hello, I am pooja 26 year female too suffering from pcod and was not getting its proper treatment with consultation of gynae she refers me steroids which is dangerous if taken for long time . Can you do me favor by sending proper treatment for it Thankss

 


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