QUESTION: Hello Dr Raj, I am a 30 year old female and I was diagnosed with PCOS. This has caused weight gain, irregular periods and excessive hair. I have difficulty losing weight and am also finding it hard to conceive. I am currently on Metformin and fertility tablets. I also suffered from severe acne as a teenager. I am wondering what sort of action I can take to better my situation. Please advice. Ms A.
ANSWER :Dear Ms.A, 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, weight gain, trouble getting pregnant, and other problems.
In polycystic ovary syndrome, Metformin is prescribed to decrease insulin resistance (Women with PCOS frequently have “insulin resistance”, a condition where excessive amounts of insulin are required in order to get blood glucose moved into cells, where it belongs.), to restore ovulatory menses, to facilitate conception, and reduce the rate of first-trimester spontaneous abortion. However the side effects range from lactic acidosis to weight gain, renal impairment, nausea, stomach upsets, GI tract irritation, sharp falls in blood glucose levels, general malaise etc.
The other side effects may be the cause of the other medication that you are using or due to hormonal imbalance, which originally has caused this condition.
Bringing back balance in your hormonal functions is the first step towards your recovery.
Homeopathy in most cases can help achieve hormonal balance in the body, regulate periods, regulate food assimilation in the body thus reducing unnecessary weight gain and also help greatly in the process of conceiving. Anyone who have used Homeopathy for similar problems will certainly appreciate its efficacy and the results.
PCOS may also be a huge red flag for the beginning of type 2 diabetes, which can be addressed through Homeopathy.
High protein, low carb, healthy diet, 5-6 times a day with lots of whole foods and veges including Asparagus and Celery are important to avoid the onset of other disorders and to fight PCOS effectively.
Do yoga, avoiding prone and inverted poses. Baddha Konasana – butterfly pose,, Upavistha Konasana – Seated Wide Legged Angle Pose, Viparita Karani – Legs Up The Wall, Bujangasana – Cobra pose, Virasana – Hero pose, Sethu bandhasana – supported bridge pose and many other poses actually strengthen the reproductive organs, balance the system and increase circulation to the reproductive organs.
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