Friday, June 25, 2010

Hormonal Imbalance and Homeopathy

Hormonal imbalance in relation to: PCOD, PCOS, Infertility, Facial Hair, Ovarian cysts. (By Dr. Anish Vaknalli)
Case reports show the effects of Homeopathic medicines on DHEA and testosterone in a female with PCOS. Most tests were conducted in the USA, original copies of which are with the patient.

Kindly refer to the levels of DHEA and testosterone. Both these were significantly reduced with homeopathic medicines. The homeopathic remedy indicated in your case may vary depending on the signs and symptoms you present with. Kindly abstain from self-treatment.

PCOS and hormonal imbalance:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that can cause irregular periods, extra hair on the face and other parts of the body, acne, weight gain and skin pigmentation.

Diagnosis of PCOS can be confirmed by:

Vaginal ultrasound: which may show enlarged ovaries and multiple cysts arranged in the form of a necklace along the periphery of the ovary.

Elevated hormones: Typically levels of DHEA, testosterone and LH are elevated. Women experience anovulation (absence of ovulation) and irregular periods due to these hormonal imbalances.

Elevated Insulin levels: due to insulin resistance.

Understanding hormones which regulate ovulation:

Your normal menstrual cycle starts when the brain sends LH and FSH to the ovaries. A surge of LH levels tells the ovaries to ovulate, or release an egg. With PCOS, LH levels are frequently high when the menstrual cycle starts without any LH surge, preventing ovulation.

Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid hormone that's produced by the adrenal glands (glands located on top of the kidneys). The body converts DHEA to male and female sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen. Elevated levels of DHEA result in increased levels of testosterone. Elevated testosterone causes acne and excessive hair growth, which is also known as hirsuitism. Women diagnosed with PCOS may continue to have hirsuitism even after their testosterone levels are normalized due to increased sensitivity of hair follicles to this hormone.

Conventional treatment for PCOS and Hormonal Imbalance:

Birth control pill
The most common form of treatment helps in regularizing your periods with the aid of artificial hormones needed for menstruation and ovulation.

Is used when insulin levels are high, typically seen in PCOS due to insulin-resistance.

Laparoscopic ovarian drilling
An invasive procedure in which ovaries with multiple cysts or large cysts are drilled. This aids in the resolution of the cyst and aids ovulation.

Homeopathic scope

Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with the medicines you are already taking or can sometimes be your only choice of treatment for PCOS and hormonal imbalances.

Homeopathic medicines can help in the following manner:
  • Resolve ovarian cysts, aid ovulation and prevent relapses
  • Normalize hormonal imbalance in a vast majority of cases
  • Reduce tendency to excessive hair growth and weight gain
  • Regularize your periods without the aid of birth control pills
To learn more about Infertility and Homeopathy, kindly refer to:

Case of ovarian cyst (chocolate or endometrial) resolved with Homeopathy, click below:

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Sincerely, Dr. Anish Vaknalli

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