Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorder of reproductive age group and the leading cause of infertility. It includes chronic non-ovulation, hyperandrogenism associated with normal or raised estradiol , raised LH and low FSH hormone levels. The prevalence of PCOS ranges from 2.2% to 2.6% in the age group between 18-45 years. It has been observed that incidence appears to have increased due to change in lifestyle and stress.

The most common symptoms of PCOS are infrequent or no menses, infertility, hirsutism, obesity, acne and acanthosis. The usual treatment of PCOS includes oral contraceptives to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce male hormone level and Glycemic control medications.

We treat PCOS by homoeopathic medicine on the basis of both mental and physical symptoms after detailed case taking. Every women suffering from PCOS presents with different set of symptoms so treatment plan for each women is individualised. There are number of psychological causes like shock, grief, mortification, disappointed love, anger and suppression of emotions that affect psycho-neuro-hormonal axis leading to imbalance in pituitary and ovarian hormones resulting in pathological changes in the ovary.  Homoeopathic medicines act through same route leading to correction of pituitary and ovarian hormones resulting in complete resolution of cysts.

A clinical study conducted on 218 diagnosed PCOS cases in response to homoeopathic medicines was published in the Homoeopathic Heritage, Vol. 40, No. 12, March 2015.

Latest data of PCOS cases treated at GCCHR till March 2016 is as follows:

Total Cases – 273

S. No. Status of Patient Number of Cases Percentage
1. Positive Response 191 69.96%
*1(a). Cured 123 45.05%
*1(b). Improved 68 24.91%
2. Status Quo 69 25.28%
3. Not Improved 13 4.76%
Total 273 100%