PCOD (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman’s female sex hormones.
This hormone imbalance may cause
- changes in the menstrual cycle,
- skin changes,
- small cysts in the ovaries,
- trouble getting pregnant
- and other problems.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Hormones help regulate the normal development of eggs in the ovaries during each menstrual cycle. PCOD is related to an imbalance in these female sex hormones. Follicles are sacs within the ovaries that contain eggs. Normally, one or more eggs are released during each menstrual cycle. This is called ovulation.
In polycystic ovary syndrome, the eggs in these follicles do not mature and are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary. These changes can contribute to infertility also along with above symptoms.
No matter what approach you take to manage PCOS, first line of treatment is lifestyle modifications – regular exercise even if you have no weight to loose, healthy and balanced diet, stress management.
While considering allopathic mode of treatment it includes hormonal pills to regularise periods often these medication end up giving side effects, while homoeopathic pills can regularise the irregular menses along with the complete removal of cyst.