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PCOS Homeopathic Treatment [Holistic Cure]

Dr. Sanchita Dharne

Elixir Homeopathy is at the forefront of homeopathic treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Homeopathic remedies and treatment for PCOS work by correcting the root cause such as hormone imbalance, and irregular periods. This article covers homeopathic treatment of PCOS, success stories, remedies, and case studies. 

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Homeopathic Treatment For PCOS

PCOD/PCOS treatment solution in homeopathy.

Homeopathic treatment for PCOS problems offers effective solution by correcting hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance is the origin of PCOS problems. When your hormones are in order, you ovulation is regular, have a normal menstrual cycle and hence improve your chances of conceiving.

Each woman may experience different symptoms of PCOS (we’ll talk about them in detail later on) and homeopathy considers totality of symptoms. Thus homeopathic solution to PCOD problem is individualized treatment. That means you receive the treatment that is best suited for you. 

Research shows that homeopathic treatment provide great results in women with PCOS. A study was conducted to determine the success rate of homeopathy on PCOS. 132 females from different parts of India participated in the study. These women were between the ages of 14 to 35. At the end of the study, 91 of them were fully healed, 23 were still under observation because they were showing signs of improvement, 14 of the women were not cooperative because they were in a hurry to conceive while 4 of them could not be treated because they had no hormones at all or were suffering from congenital abnormalities.

Two researchers Guzman-Gomez and Sanchez-Resendiz conducted a clinical study on 36 women with PCOS. Results showed that 30 of these females’ PCOS symptoms had disappeared after the study and their ovulation follicles were normal.

The Central Research Institute in Noida administered homeopathic treatment to a 22-year-old lady who had experienced irregular periods for 2 years. The patient had been on allopathic medicines before which didn’t work to regulate her cycle which was between 40-60 days or reduce the significant weight she had gained in the past year. She was 70 kgs at the time of the treatment. She was diagnosed with PCOS and later put on homeopathy. She was successfully treated. Her menses became regular and pelvic ultrasound showed that her follicle pattern was normal.

When you have polycystic ovary syndrome, often, numerous tiny sacs filled with fluid, form in your ovaries. That is where the term polycystic comes from as it means ‘many cysts.’ These sacs have eggs that never mature. This cause a huge dent to your chances of bringing about ovulation. When you don’t ovulate, getting pregnant is out of the picture.

PCOS can also be accompanied by developing additional male hormones which interfere with your periods, that is why you might not have them every month. All this is brought about by hormonal imbalance.


Meet Sarah, a 31-year-old woman recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Before this diagnosis, Sarah never knew such a condition existed. When she was 13 years old, she had acne breakouts which she and her mother attributed to changes one goes through during puberty. Everyone told her to cut down on dairy which she did but there was no change. Since the acne was not so severe, Sarah never visited a doctor and hoped it would disappear.

When she turned 16, she started her periods but they only came a couple of times a year.  Sarah didn’t see this as a problem because really, who likes periods? The less you see of them the better it is, right? Only in this case, it was a sign of a problem she had no idea about.

Fast forward, Sarah met the love of her life when she was 27 years old. She was ready to have children but that did not happen. After 3 years, she decided to see an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) to figure out what the problem was. After conducting a couple of tests, her OB-GYN told her she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and that was the reason she couldn’t get pregnant and facing issue of female infertility.


Sarah represents a significant number of women who go on with life not knowing they have this condition and that it could hinder them from having children.


Research indicates that approximately 1 out of 10 females of childbearing age have PCOS.


Another study showed that between 68%-69% of women suffering from PCOS hadn’t received a diagnosis which means they are unaware that they have the condition.

PCOS refers to a condition that disrupts how a woman’s ovaries function by producing too many male hormones (androgens) that form cysts and prevents ovulation.


PCOS is the top reason for infertility in women.


When you are diagnosed with this condition, a doctor usually recommends being on the pills since it balances your hormones and can hence possibly rectify the situation. However, this doesn’t usually work for everyone. Some women faint after taking such pills, others have severe acne breakouts or significant weight gain.

Homeopathy offers women a chance to treat PCOS naturally without any of these side effects and that is what we will discuss today.


How To Find The Best Homeopathic Doctor For PCOS?

Finding the right homeopathic doctor for PCOS can feel overwhelming. There are so many options out there, and it’s important to take the time to properly evaluate each one.

Finding the best homeopathic doctor for PCOS treatment.

Prioritize searching for a homeopath with experience in treating PCOS. In particular, a homeopathic doctor should be competent in not only diagnosing but also helping develop treatment plans designed around your lifestyle.

Ask your existing doctor or any medical professional if they can provide referrals, read online reviews and seek out references from the homeopathic doctors you consider.

You may also find it helpful to look at certifications or memberships these doctors have – this could significantly improve your decision-making process by showing which ones have gone through additional training and have earned various specializations.

Ultimately, communication is key — ask questions about treatments and don't be afraid to bring up any concerns so that you can make sure you’re feeling comfortable before making your selection.

Read more about how to prepare for consulting a doctor for PCOS treatment in one of our articles.


5 Best Homeopathic Medicines for PCOS

Homeopathic medicines focuses on correcting hormonal imbalance that causes PCOS and PCOS. One of the reasons for its popularity is the fact that it does not have side effects. Below are some of the best homeopathic remedies for PCOS. These are prescribed depending on the symptoms a woman displays.


If your periods:

  • Come in small amounts,
  • After a long time gap,
  • Are very painful,
  • Come in a dark color or
  • In the form of clots or
  • You don’t have periods at all.

Then, pulsatilla is the medicine to take. It works by restoring your menses or making them regular. PCOS affects women differently and pulsatilla is also recommended when you never feel thirsty or you constantly want to be exposed to open air.


Practitioners prescribe this homeopathic medication more than any other when it comes to treating PCOS/PCOD. This is because its benefits are numerous. It is recommended for women:

  • With short or irregular periods,
  • Inflamed ovaries that have fluid-filled cysts,
  • Facial hair,
  • A bearing down feeling in one’s pelvic and
  • Irritability, and indifference towards loved ones.

Sepia regulates a woman’s menstrual cycle and reduces the growth of hair in abnormal places for a woman.


A practitioner can recommend Thuja if a woman:

  • Has facial hair,
  • Scanty or retarded periods,
  • Lots of cysts in the ovaries which lead to pain on the left ovary when they are on their periods.

This medicine breaks down cysts and any unusual growth taking place in the body including hair growth in uncommon parts of a woman’s body.

Apis Mellifica

Some women with PCOD and PCOS experience stinging pains in their ovaries. In some cases, the uterine and abdomen area also becomes tender.  Some women cannot stand heat when they have these conditions and summertime is a nightmare. Others start swelling in different parts of the body. Apis Mellifica treats all these symptoms.


If you find yourself suddenly loathing tight clothes and you have PCOS, Lachesis is the medicine you should be prescribed. Other problems that this homeopathic medication takes care of include having short periods that are almost non-existent in quantity and abdominal pain that usually stop once your period starts. In some cases, people become jealous and also cannot stay on one topic for long. Instead, they shift topics all the time.


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Homeopathy for PCOS Weight Loss Treatment

Can homeopathy help you lose weight if you have PCOS?  The answer is yes and it does this in different ways.

Through the homeopathic medication

When you are diagnosed with PCOS and a homeopath studies your case, she will prescribe holistic medication. Some of these medicines will help you shed some extra pounds. Let’s look at them.

  • Calcarean Carbonica: When you gain a lot of fat around your stomach and your metabolism is low, you end up being overweight since your body cannot burn the fat properly. Calcarean Carbonica helps you lose weight in this case or when you have thyroid problems since this also leads to obesity.
  • Nat-Mur: This homeopathic medicine helps women who have a lot of fat on their thighs and buttocks to lose weight. 
  • Sepia: Besides all the uses of Sepia outlined above, it also helps lose weight in women suffering from PCOS who have become obese.

Lifestyle changes

When you get started on the journey of treating PCOS or PCOD using homeopathy, your homeopath will emphasize on adopting healthy habits such as exercise and dieting. This is because they work hand in hand with homeopathic remedies to produce better results.

Exercising has so many benefits. It helps you maintain a healthy weight, which saves you from many overweight-related health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes. When it comes to managing PCOS and improving your chances of conceiving, exercise helps  regulate your insulin levels hence reduce the production of male hormones and also improves your ovulation.

Exercise may sound so serious so just think of it as any physical activity whether it’s jogging, swimming, or at-home workouts. Just move your body. 😊

Dieting improves your insulin metabolism, and lowers the number of androgens in your body, therefore, allowing your ovaries to function optimally. We’ll look at the relationship between diet and PCOS in detail in the next section and the foods you should eat when you have this condition.


Hirsutism Treatment in Homeopathy

PCOS hirsutism treatment in homeopathy is an effective natural process. It works at the core of the problem.

Hirsutism refers to a condition that results in women growing hair in parts of the body that men usually have hair. For example, the hair can be on the chest, chin, back, or face. This hair is normally dark and coarse and not soft the way a woman’s hair is.

Various factors can lead to hirsutism and examples include changes caused by menopause, too much androgen in the body, or disorders connected to a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands.

Since polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with too much production of androgens, it can lead to hirsutism and so when you use homeopathic remedies to treat PCOS then it gets rid of hirsutism.

When you visit a homeopath, she considers all the other symptoms you have, your family history, previous medications you’ve had, and your physical look so she can know which type of PCOS you have. Then, the practitioner will give you homeopathic remedies that are specific to your case. More often than not, this will lead to hormonal balance, normal functioning of your ovaries and glands, and lower your androgen levels. You will notice the hair reducing as you continue with treatment.


If you have PCOS and you experience skin issues or unwanted hair on your neck, chin, face, or back, then thuja will help to alleviate these issues.

Oleum Jecoris Aselli

This medicine is recommended for women who grow hair on their faces. It works by regulating a woman’s hormones and how the sex organs function and so prevents the production of high levels of the male hormones that cause the growth of unwanted hair.


This homeopathic remedy suppresses male characteristics in females and prevents the growth of hair in unusual areas of one’s body. Thus, it is perfect for treating hirsutism. Additionally, it regulates a woman’s menstrual cycle hence improving her chances of getting pregnant.


Successful Stories of PCOS Through Homeopathy

Our reviews section is full of successful stories of PCOS through homeopathy.
Numerous women have had great success with homeopathy treatment for their PCOS problems.

With our homeopathic treatment, several women have witnessed one or more of the following benefits.

  • Relief from period problems,
  • Improvement in ovulation,
  • Regulating hormone imbalance,
  • Achieving weight-loss,
  • Reduced hair loss,
  • Achieving pregnancy,
  • Managing PCOS acne.


PCOD Vs PCOS - Difference Between PCOD and PCOS

Many of us often consider no difference between the terms PCOD and PCOS. In reality, they are not exactly the same. Yes, these two conditions involve a woman’s ovaries and hormonal imbalance but that is where the similarity ends.

PCOD is a condition where a woman's ovaries develop cysts. Partially or fully immature eggs are not released from the ovaries. Such eggs form fluid filled sacs called cysts. Presence of cysts can interfere with the functioning of ovaries. It disrupts ovulation cycle. Hormone production ability of the ovaries is affected. Which results into hormonal imbalance. PCOD is more prevalent in women compared to PCOS. Close to 70% of women in their reproductive age has PCOD. PCOD often does not pose much health risks. It is difficult to detect PCOD as it does not have any particular symptoms. The cysts can be detected in scan. Hormonal imbalance, abnormal ovulation cycles and even cysts pertaining to PCOD can go away on its own, in some cases. Family history is often associated as a common cause of PCOD. There can be other causes as well such as stress, obesity, unhealthy eating habits, etc. Those affected with PCOD can still have normal ovulation. They are still able to conceive pregnancy, naturally or with medical help.

PCOS, on the other hand is more serious health condition. It's a metabolic disorder. PCOS is diagnosed when two of the three conditions are met with.

  • Polycystic ovaries,
  • Irregular menstrual cycle, or
  • Excess of androgens

That means, a woman with no polycystic ovaries can still have PCOS if she has irregular menstrual cycle, and excess androgens.

PCOS is less prevalent compared to PCOD. Over 12% women in their reproductive age are affected with PCOS. PCOS is associated with more severe health complications, such as high blood pressure, endometrial cancer, diabetes. PCOS often leads to infertility and/or miscarriages.

The table below encapsulates salient differences between PCOD Vs PCOS.

Cysts are developed in the ovaries. Cysts may or may not be developed.
PCOD is not a metabolic condition. PCOS is a metabolic condition.
May or may not cause hormonal imbalance. Causes hormonal imbalance.
Menstrual cycle is not absent. May be irregular. Menstrual cycle can be absent or irregular.
PCOD is more prevalent. PCOS is comparatively less prevalent.
Relatively less health risks are associated with PCOD. Severe health risks are associated with PCOS. Such as diabetes, infertility, endometrial cancer, etc.
PCOD does not have obvious symptoms. Hence impossible to detect without a scan. More visible symptoms like acne, weight-gain, male pattern hair growth, hair loss, etc. makes it easy to detect PCOS.
Women with PCOD can still have ovulation. Ovulation is often absent in PCOS cases.
Women with PCOD can still conceive pregnancy Women with PCOS often encounter infertility and/or miscarriages.


PCOS Diagnosis Criteria

PCOS diagnosis - Rotterdam Criteria. Image explains how to diagnose PCOS in Venn diagram using Rotterdam Criteria.


PCOS in a woman is diagnosed with Rotterdam Criteria. At least two of the three conditions are to be filled in order to diagnose PCOS in a woman.

1. Irregular Periods – Irregular periods can mean abnormal cycles. Or sometimes complete absence of periods. Normal period cycle is 28 days. Deviation of seven days on either is considered normal. A period cycle falling outside the range of 21-35 days can be termed as irregular periods. Complete absence of periods for 3 or more cycles in year can be characterized by irregular periods.

2. Polycystic ovaries – It is presence of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which did not mature. In a typical ovulation one egg is released. The other eggs disperse themselves. In certain cases, these other eggs do not disperse and form cysts. Cysts cause inflammation and disrupts overall functioning of the ovaries.

3. Hormone imbalance – Ovaries are responsible to produce female hormones and a small proportion of male hormones. When ovaries produce excess of male hormones, it leads to hormone imbalance. This condition is also called hyperandrogenism. Hirsutism, acne, hair thinning, and hair fall from forehead areas are typical signs of hyperandrogenism.


    All women of childbearing age (between 15 to 44) can get PCOS regardless of their race or ethnicity. 


    Types of PCOS

    There are different types of polycystic ovary syndrome and let’s have a look at them one by one. As important as it is to know which one you may have, don’t put too much emphasis on it because the symptoms may be similar for most of them. The best thing to do is get a proper diagnosis from a doctor or holistic practitioner then go from there.

    Insulin-resistant PCOS

    Insulin-resistant PCOS is the most prevalent type of PCOS. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it is highly likely that you are insulin resistant. Insulin resistance refers to a situation where the cells located in the fat, liver and muscles cannot use the glucose in your body to produce energy.

    As a result, your pancreas keeps producing more insulin and so you end up with high levels of insulin which in turn causes the production of a excess of testosterone which interferes with your ovulation.

    Smoking, consuming lots of sugar and trans fat and even pollution can lead to insulin-resistant PCOS.

    Pill-induced PCOS

    Consumption of birth control pills can cause Pill-induced PCOS. It is the second most common type of PCOS. The birth control pills repress ovulation. In most cases, the ovulation cycle resumes after you've stopped taking the pills. However, in pill-induced PCOS the ovulation cycle does not resume for weeks and months. You can start experiencing PCOS symptoms such as male-pattern hair growth, acne, ovarian cysts, etc.

    If you were having normal regular periods prior to taking the pills and irregular or absent periods after taking the pills, you should check for the possibility of Pill-induced PCOS.

    Adrenal PCOS

    Adrenal PCOS is often caused by stress. It’s also genetic in nature. When you are in a state of prolonged stress your body releases excess of male hormones, testosterones.

    Adrenal PCOS is an elusive type of PCOS. It’s difficult to detect, and hence often goes unnoticed or neglected. Your insulin resistance and ovary functions may look normal. You might get troubled with weight-gain issues.

    Inflammation PCOS

    Inflammation PCOS is caused by stress, poor diet, and harmful substances in the environment. Your ovulation is stopped, and hormone level disrupted. The body produces more of male hormones.

    The common signs of Inflammation PCOS include: frequent headaches, deficiency of vitamin D, and skin allergies.

    To combat Inflammation PCOS naturally: remain free from stress, and avoid gluten in diet.

    Hidden PCOS

    In Hidden PCOS, other health complications impact your ovulation cycle, and hormonal balance. A good example is thyroid disease. Thyroid disease causes insulin resistance, which in turn lead hampers normal operation of your ovaries, and ovulation cycle resulting in PCOS. Deficiency of iodine, or zinc also impacts ovulation, and development of eggs. Iodine deficiency can lead to PCOS since your ovaries require iodine to function well and the lack of it hinders them from  producing mature eggs to be fertilized.


    Signs and Symptoms of PCOS Problem

    Signs and symptoms of PCOS.

    It is important to note that you do not have to experience all the signs mentioned here. The symptoms vary from one female to another. Some experience mild ones while others have severe symptoms.

    Irregular, missed, or heavy periods

    A very important sign of PCOS you should watch out for is missing your periods or having them irregularly. This may happen because you may not be ovulating (which is one of the effects of PCOS) which means the uterine lining cannot shed monthly which is what we normally consider as periods.

    Since you don’t get periods monthly, the lining of your uterus builds up for an extended time and so when it finally sheds and you can get abnormally heavy periods.

    Weight gain

    According to studies, about 80% of females suffering from PCOS are overweight.  When you have high levels of the male androgen hormone (which is a characteristic of PCOS) the hormone makes you gain weight particularly around the abdomen. That is why your body may be apple-shaped instead of pear-shaped.


    Since you have high levels of male hormones when having PCOS, it can make your skin oilier and the result is breakouts. The acne breakouts can appear on your chest, upper back, or face.

    If you apply treatments for acne or visit a dermatologist but your breakouts refuse to clear, you may have PCOS and that’s why they don’t disappear because you are not treating the problem.

    Hair growth in unusual places

    If you have PCOS, you may have hair growing on areas like your chin or face. This is because you have a lot of male hormones and so hair appears on areas that men normally have them. This hair growth is referred to as hirsutism and is common among 70-80% of females with PCOS.

    Thinning of hair

    What happens when you have PCOS is that the male hormones give you some characteristics of men. For example, your hair may start thinning and falling out, similarly to what happens to men when they go bald.

    The thinning usually happens on the top of your head and on your scalp.

    Skin darkening

    PCOS can be accompanied by dark patches forming on parts of your body that have creases such as on your groin, under your arms or breasts, or on your neck.

    Frequent Headaches

    Some women with PCOS experience frequent headaches caused by hormonal changes. If you have persistent migraine, it might be time to visit a doctor to get tested for PCOS.

    Difficulty getting pregnant

    Your chances of facing female infertility are higher if you have PCOS. If you have tried getting pregnant for some time without success, it is advisable to get tested because the culprit may be PCOS.


    Long Term Complications of PCOS


    Hormone imbalance and/or presence of cysts creates situation of anovulation. Anovulation is lack of ovulation. That means there are no chances of fertilization. Which leads to infertility. This is not necessarily the case with every case of PCOS. Many cases of PCOS are able to achieve pregnancy with the help of proper treatment. Various symptoms of PCOS add up and lead to the condition of infertility. Symptoms like insulin resistance, weight gain, and hormone imbalance either cause infertility or make it difficult to achieve pregnancy. In certain cases of PCOS it is observed that even after achieving pregnancy, the women faced birth complications.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    In obstructive sleep apnea (commonly called, sleep apnea), the sleep is accompanied by one or more breathing pauses. Women with PCOS are more susceptible to sleep apnea. Due to the lack of sound sleep, the ones with sleep apnea feels fatigued. They often struggle to concentrate. The ones with sleep apnea are more prone to insulin resistance. Sleeping pills is not the apt solution. The real problem lies at the hormone imbalance. Discuss with your doctor to fix the problems at the root.

    Endometrial Cancer

    PCOS, if left untreated for a longer duration can potentially lead to endometrial cancer. Women with amenorrhea, lack of periods, are more at the risk of endometrial cancer.

    Cardiovascular Risks

    Women with prolonged PCOS are at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, and diabetes. Close to 2 out of 3 women with PCOS has high cholesterol level. They are more prone to cardiovascular risks. Women with PCOS are at two times higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. This risk is further exacerbated if the PCOS is accompanied with over-weight or obesity. The insulin resistance, caused by PCOS, leads to high concentration of triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL). Additionally, it lowers the concentration of good cholesterol (HDL). All of these factors add up to create an ideal ground for cardiovascular disease. Discuss with your doctor, your family history pertaining cardiovascular disorders. Also, keep a watch on your Body Mass Index (BMI). If it is indicating towards overweight or obese, take appropriate measures.

    Skin Pigmentation

    Skin pigmentation is also called Acanthosis nigricans. It is identified by the darkening of skin on body parts such as neck, armpits, and groin area. It often occurs in cases of PCOS with insulin resistance, and ovarian cysts. PCOS when accompanied with hypothyroidism increases the risk of skin pigmentation.


    Natural Ways To Manage PCOS

    There are natural remedies you can use to manage the symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and they include the following:

    Lose weight

    We have already established that a majority of women with PCOS are overweight and we  have also discussed how extra weight leads to insulin resistance and hence the production of more male hormones which interferes with your ovulation.

    Losing weight can then reverse these effects by allowing your ovaries to work normally and also contributing to normal hormone production. Thus, some symptoms like growing hair in abnormal places will stop and your menstrual flow will also become normal.

    According to research, losing 5-10% of your weight can make your symptoms better. For example, it can lower your resistance to insulin by 50%, make you more fertile, regulate your menstrual cycle and normal ovulation and also improve the health of your fetus when you get pregnant.

    You can lose weight through diet and exercise. Engaging in physical activity can help keep your insulin and blood sugar low. Consequently, reduce your chances of getting diseases like diabetes caused by high sugar levels.

    Some foods like sugar and carbohydrates increase your insulin and blood sugar and so staying away from them can help stabilize the two components. We’ll look at the diet that can help you manage PCOS later on in the article.

    Use nutritional supplements

    Nutritional supplements and vitamins provide your body with the nutrients it needs and help in balancing your hormones, regulating your ovulation, and reducing your insulin resistance which all help in managing PCOS.

    An excellent example of supplements you can try is omega-3. A study was conducted on 78 females who were put on 3 grams of omega-3 supplements every day. At the end of the study (it took 8 weeks), the women who were on the supplements had lower testosterone levels compared to those who were on placebo. Additionally, they had more regular periods compared to their counterparts.

    Take regular meals

    When you take huge gaps between your meals, it interferes with your metabolism. Your body thinks you are fasting and produces more insulin because you have less glucose, leading to more male hormones and the cycle continues.

    It is advisable to consume five meals a day. You can have the regular 3 meals and then snacks in between if you want to stabilize your insulin levels.  

    Another benefit of eating regularly is that you can control your appetite because you don’t become too hungry. This prevents you from overeating which can lead to being overweight.

    Avoid stress

    When you are stressed, your body reacts by releasing more testosterone which we are trying to avoid since that makes you more insulin resistant. So, stay away from stress if you want to relieve some of the symptoms of PCOS.

    Although these solutions are natural, you should not prescribe yourself the remedies discussed. It is important to seek the opinion of a qualified health or holistic practitioner who deals with PCOS just to be sure that the remedy is safe for you.  

    For example, before going on a diet, it is vital to consult a dietician to avoid getting into over-restrictive diets that will make things worse.

    Working with a practitioner will ensure you get the right dosage for example of the nutritional supplements. Also, the practitioner will give you a treatment that is specific to your needs and that is what homeopathy is all about.

    Finally, natural remedies usually work slower than conventional medicine so give it some time.


    Causes of PCOS Problem

    Many elements contribute towards forming causes of PCOS. These are related to genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. These factors interfere with a woman’s hormones and the normal production and development of eggs in the ovary. However, researchers haven’t been able to pin specific causes of PCOS so far.

    Genetics | Family History

    Several genes and mechanisms contribute to it and that’s why the symptoms also vary from one woman to another. However, if women in your family have PCOS, it puts you at a higher risk of developing the condition. However, no particular gene is identified that causes PCOS.

    The University of Alabama conducted a study where they discovered that the mothers of approximately 24% of the females diagnosed with PCOS also had the condition. 32% of the females had at least one sister who had PCOS.

    Insulin Resistance

    Insulin resistance, among others, is a major contributing factor to PCOS. Excess of insulin makes the ovaries produce more testosterone. It disturbs the ovulation cycle. And also, dents the chances of egg production by ovaries. Hormonal imbalance like this leads to PCOS.

    65-75% of females battling PCOS deal with resistance to insulin. Insulin stimulates body in absorbing the blood sugar. When you are resistant to insulin, your body is unable absorb sugar from the blood. 

    Regular physical exercise and consumption of green vegetables and fresh fruits are the best natural ways to control insulin resistance. 

    Abnormal weight

    Studies reveal that the more weight you gain, the higher your chances of becoming insulin resistant which brings us back to having a lot of testosterone which disrupts or stops your ovulation. It affects overall metabolism. And it is responsible for causing infertility.

    Hormone imbalance

    Hormone imbalance is commonly observed in PCOS cases. Both men and women have male hormones, which are referred to as androgens. However, women have much lower levels of these hormones compared to men. The examples of such male hormones include testosterone and androsterone.

    When a woman’s body produces a higher amount of androgens, she starts experiencing male characteristics like the growth of hair on the chin, gaining weight around the abdomen, and hair thinning, etc. A woman can also experience irregular ovulation and periods. The excess male hormones can prevent her from ovulating and also affects the development of eggs, properly.

    PCOS Diet: Plan your Food Chart

    Appropriate diet helps fight PCOS. It can regulate your insulin levels and consequently manage your weight. Therefore, the foods you should be thinking about are those:

    • That provide you with the nutrients your body needs,
    • Helps you maintain a healthy weight, and
    • Controls the amount of insulin you have which improves your fertility.

    Below is the list of foods that can be of great help in managing PCOS.

    Low glycemic foods

    The reason you want to get on a low glycemic diet is that it doesn’t raise your insulin levels as high as other types of foods. This means that you won’t struggle with the effects of high androgen levels like disrupted ovulation.

    Examples of foods in this category include fruits like apples and berries, green vegetables (e.g, cabbage and spinach), whole grains, nuts, kidney beans, lentils, and potatoes.

    High protein diet

    A six-month study was conducted on women with PCOS to determine the effects of a diet consisting of more proteins than carbohydrates. The study started with 57 women but 30 dropped out because of pregnancy and other reasons. Out of the remaining 27 women, the ones who were on a high protein diet lost more weight than their counterparts. Their waists were also smaller.

    High protein diet is great for women with PCOS as it helps in managing weight.

    Inflammation reducing foods

    Since we’ve established that inflammation contributes to PCOS (under the section for types of PCOS), eating foods that reduce inflammation can help reverse the problem. Examples of these foods are kale, foods like sardines that contain omega-3 fatty acids, spinach, and fruits.

    The foods you should stay away from are those that promote inflammation (an example is processed meat), anything that will increase your blood sugar levels, and an example is sugary beverages like soda (these contain chemicals that can harm your gut microbiome), and refined carbohydrates like white bread and white rice since your body does not process carbohydrates well if you have PCOS.


    Final Thoughts: Homeopathic Treatment for PCOS Problems

    Homeopathy treatment offers the most natural solution to your PCOS problems. If you are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome or Polycystic Ovarian Disease, it’s not the end of the world. You can choose to treat these conditions with natural remedies that do not leave you with any side effects. If you suspect that you may be having PCOS or PCOD after reading this article, it’s best to get checked so you can know how to proceed. The women who choose homeopathy for PCOS or PCOD, do so because they understand that the holistic treatment eliminates the root cause of the issue and doesn’t only focus on the externally visible symptoms. Although, we have provided some guidance in terms of the homeopathic medications used, we highly recommend you see an expert homeopath instead of engaging in self-diagnosis. Yes, you might need to make some lifestyle changes like changing your diet or exercising but the systematic treatments improve your quality of life.


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    About the Author
    Dr. Sanchita Dharne, recognized as the best homeopathic doctor in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), is an expert for homeopathic treatment of PCOS problems. She is an ardent follower of classical homeopathy. She believes in stimulating natural healing mechanism of body.
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