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PCOS and its Complexities

PCOS is faced by one in five women today. Here is what you need to know about PCOS and how homeopathy can help.

Hormonal disturbance is one of the basic causes of PCOS and its complexities. It is also known as ovarian cysts. Unlike other medical treatments, homeopathy helps to bring back this balance with minimal risks and side-effects. 

 

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A woman is an all-rounder. She is a mother, wife, daughter, homemaker and also a professional. She jumps from one role to the other and makes it look so easy. Catering to everybody else’s needs, she is inclined to put everybody ahead of her own needs, health and well-being.

 

Women’s health and well-being issues have seen high spikes in recent times. Disorders in women vary from menstrual disturbances to serious cases of malignancies. Polycystic ovary syndrome is one among the common cases seen in women.

 

Not many cases of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have shown successful results with the help of conventional medicine.   

 

Confronting PCOS Complexities

PCOS is quite a challenge for young women. It is a very common problem among those in their reproductive age, which also leads to cases of infertility. Although the statistics of women affected with PCOS is 10 percent, women with difficulties in conceiving feel like they are alone in this journey.

 

PCOS and its complexities occur due to hormonal changes in the body. These changes also affect other bodily functions.

 

Irregular ovulation or menstruation, hair growth in different parts of the body, excessive effects of male hormones and weight issues are some of the issues that arise due to hormonal changes in the body.

 

PCOS can occur due to  conditions like insulin - resistant diabetes. It causes imbalance and changes in the menstruation cycles. PCOS can also lead to the production of more testosterone by the adrenal glands. It leads to changes in ovulation pattern. There are many other complications that arise due to PCOS in women. Some of them are type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer to name a few. Therefore, it is always wise to monitor and make necessary changes to treat PCOS as early as possible.

 

The treatment route for this disorder is to restore the changes that may occur in the body. Medicine will aim to bring back the normal menstrual cycle and fertility. It helps to lower the insulin level and control hair growth. Doctors aim to prevent endometrial cancer with drugs, dietary therapy and/or use of contraceptive pills. Since PCOS has not narrowed its root cause, these medications and treatments are temporary fixes and cannot really eradicate the problem altogether.

 

Research has brought new methods that seem to have an effective impact against this disorder. One such method of treatment comes from homoeopathy (Click here). It has proven to show better results than other conventional ways of treatment.

 

Signs of PCOS

Some of the most common symptoms of PCOS (Click here) are seen through irregular period cycles, excessive hair, acne and infertility. In normal maturation of a woman's ovum, the egg grows within a cyst in the ovary. PCOS prevents the growth of the egg and hence it is hard for women with this disorder to conceive.

 

A doctor will look into all your medical history, periods, reproduction and weight gain to treat your PCOS and its complexities.

 

A pelvic examination is used to determine the size of your ovary. The doctor will also examine other causes such as acne and hair growth.

 

There will be a series of blood tests to check your insulin, hormonal and glucose levels in your system.

 

Most often an ultrasound (USG) will help to determine the size of the ovaries which will help to diagnose and treat the patients in the right way.

 

It’s always good to consult a doctor if you think you might be showing any symptoms of the disorder. This is the best way to diagnose and treat PCOS rather than going for other personal methods.

 

Treatment Through Homeopathy

A woman’s body functions in a unique manner. Hence, even their health issues are distinct and challenging to find the right method of treatment. The treatment journey through homeopathy has very little side-effect to the body and hence it is considered as one of the best forms of medicine. 

 

Women wear their hair with pride. Hair loss is a devastating thought for any woman. It can also be symptoms of underlying health issues like diabetes and thyroid problems. But at the same time, women feel anxious and unattractive with the presence of hair in areas that are ought not to have any, such as their face and hands.

 

Since most medical research shows the underlying problem related to PCOS is the presence of hormonal imbalance, homoeopathy also leans towards correcting this imbalance in the system. This medical journey on the other hand also has fewer side-effects. Homoeopathy uses very less surgical and other invasive methods to do the treatment. A lot of positive effects are seen through this method like regular periods, increased chances of pregnancy and preventing PCOS recurrence.

 

A study shows that 83 per cent of women have seen great improvement in their condition using homoeopathy as a method of treatment for PCOS and its complexities.

 

Staying Healthy and Preventing PCOS

  • Follow a fun and easy workout pattern that you can do regularly.
  • Stay away from processed foods. This may lead to PCOS as well as hair loss.
  • Reduce the tension on your insulin levels by cutting down the element of sugar from your diet.
  • Stick to healthy, hot food instead of cold meals as this could affect your metabolism.
  • Social habits like smoking and consumption of alcohol can lead to hormone imbalance and infertility.
  • Use flax seed and soya in your diet. While flax seed helps to promote hair growth, soya helps to bring good hormone balance.

December 22, 2020 |  read

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Pregnancy

Common Reasons for White Discharge

Confused about white discharge during pregnancy? Here are a few reasons you may be getting white discharge during pregnancy.

While it is understandable that the sight of vaginal discharge may not be very pleasant to your eyes, you must notice them, for they indicate something about your health. Quite normally at most times, a white coloured, milky discharge from the vagina is experienced by a lot of women. It is the fluid produced inside the vagina that carries away all dead cells, and other bacteria. Vaginal discharge helps in preventing any kind of vaginal infections to make sure it is healthy. Naturally, the odor and the color of this discharge varies from one woman to another. It may be experienced a few days before the first occurrence of menstruation (called menarche), or when a woman is ovulating, or when sexually aroused. Getting pregnant, or a certain neglect in personal hygiene can bring about a change of odor. Let us look at a few other reasons that you probably should be familiar with, to make sure you are healthy.

 

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Pregnancy

One of the early symptoms of pregnancy is when a woman starts to notice a milky, white discharge from her vagina. Almost immediately after conception, the vaginal walls start to thicken. There is an increase in the growth of cells lining the vagina, and leads to a release of white vaginal discharge. 

 

This discharge is generally harmless, and does not necessarily need treatment as it continues all through the pregnancy. CLICK HERE However, if there is an itching or a burning sensation, or it starts to smell bad, a visit to the doctor’s becomes necessary to find out if there is yeast or any kind of bacterial infection.

 

 

Infection in the Female Genital Organ

Through Fungus - If a poor hygiene is maintained, or synthetic undergarments are worn, candida albicans (a kind of yeast/fungus) develops in moist areas.

 

Through Parasites - Trichomoniasis is caused by  a parasite - protozoa, trichomonas vaginialis. Risk factors include wearing moist clothes, and indulging in sexual intercourse with multiple partners, or without condom.

 

Through Bacteria - the primary causes of bacterial infections are chlamydia and gardnerella vaginalis. It is also seen in other venereal diseases like syphilis, gonorrhoea, and AIDS. 

 

IUCD Irritation

The intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD), which is inserted to prevent pregnancy into the uterus may cause pain and lead to release of discharge.

 

Extreme Emotions

Out of anxiety, stress, sexual anxiety, or work pressure, vaginal infections become fairly common. Maintain a good vaginal health, there is a correct balance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria inside the vagina. However, if one is emotionally strained or distured, the stress can subdue the ability of their body to maintain the balance. As a result, there is white vaginal discharge released.

 

Injury

If the cervix or the vagina or the womb is injured during childbirth, or abortion, or excess of sexual indulgence, it can lead to infections and erosions with discharges.

 

Poor Hygienic Conditions

Especially during periods, if hygiene is not maintained, infections can take place, causing leucorrhoea.

 

Anaemia, Diabetes, and Tuberculosis

As diabetes, anaemia and tuberculosis weaken immunity among several women, they may cause infections.

 

Errors in Diet

An excessive, unhealthy consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco can become a reason for the release of white vaginal discharge.

 

Jellies and Sprays

Sprays used by men in order to provoke sexual acts, and other jellies and drugs consumed by women in order to avoid conception may become agents in commencing the infective processes.

 

Conclusion

White vaginal discharge, if left ignored, untreated or unattended for a long period of time, in no time has the potential to become a severe infection or a chronic condition. The treatment options for the discharge will vary , given the wide variety of causes. The doctor might suggest and prescribe you some antibiotics to help reduce symptoms, calm the tissues, or kill any kind of prevailing bacterias, in case there is an infection or inflammation. The use of antibiotics however, may lead to a disturbance in the balance of good and bad bacteria, given the infusion  of antibiotic- resistant bacteria in the body. Also, it is not your immune system that they work with, to keep recurrences on hold. They, in turn, kill the bacteria which otherwise the immune system should be discretely killing.

 

 

To go about dealing with this in a more holistic manner, a homeopathic treatment for white vaginal discharge can be taken up. It tries to strike  and maintain a hormonal balance by boosting the immune system, and helping it overcome the infection. Medication can help to control any kind of infections, bring a sense of ease to such distressing complaints, prevent complications, and delay recurrences. Seek help from your doctor to give yourself the correct vaginal care, preventing infections to occur or reoccur.

December 21, 2020 |  read

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Covid-19

Can I Get Covid-19 Vaccine During Periods?

Have you been worried about whether you can get the Covid-19 vaccine during your period? Here’s why you can and you should.

Social media and WhatsApp have been flooded with messages ever since the government declared that people between the age of 18-45 years can get the vaccine from May 1, 2021. But with that, came many rumors. You might have received one of those forwarded messages which advise you against taking the Covid-19 vaccine during your menstrual cycle or five days before and after your cycle. It is understandable if those texts got you concerned but let’s debunk those myths and get to the facts. Can you really get the Covid-19 vaccine during your period?

 

First of all, before you believe a message or any crucial piece of information, check if it is a hearsay or it has been cited through a valid source. None of the health agencies such as the World Health Organization, ICMR, CDC etc. have claimed or suggested any relation between the vaccine taking a toll during menstruation. The Ministry of Health and Family Affairs did not mention any such contraindication on women under menstrual cycle to avoid vaccination.

 

The Science Behind Your Periods

Menstruation is the monthly vaginal bleeding that occurs in a person with a uterus and ovaries. Typically, the cycle occurs every 28 days but it can vary according to the person, their diet and their metabolism.

 

Every month, the body prepares for pregnancy which occurs on fertilization of an egg and a sperm. This is done by thickening the lining of your uterus. In case of the failure of fertilization, the body sheds the thicker lining which it no longer requires, along with blood from your vagina. This is the period that you get every month.

 

The Claim

The claim of the social media rumors has been that since the immunity of a woman is low during her menses, she must not get vaccinated during her menstrual cycle.

 

Fact Check

Your menstrual cycle is a natural and physiological method of your body shedding the womb lining every month, if no fertilization has occurred. Therefore, due to no relation between the immunity of the body and your period cycle, there would be no lowering of immunity during your period.

 

Secondly, if you look at any other vaccination, there has been no suggestion to avoid taking any vaccines during your periods. So, why should you avoid taking the Covid-19 vaccine either?

 

No research has concluded to suggest that the menstrual cycle is affected after the vaccination.

 

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has declared that there has been no evidence found, yet to suggest that Covid-19 vaccine affects fertility.

 

The hearsay has had its roots from a few cases of menstrual irregularity being faced by women after taking the vaccine. However, researchers explain that the same should be considered as like any other vaccine side-effects such as a mild fever. This means that your immune system is being activated and just as the mild fever does not pose any threat or permanent complications in your body, neither will the vaccine.

 

Doctors and researchers have taken over twitter and other such social media handles to assuage people of the said claim and state the facts of the question, if you can get Covid-19 vaccine during periods.

 

According to the World Health Organization, there have been people with certain health issues that are advised against getting the vaccine. Additionally, if your immune system is compromised, you have a history of allergies to any vaccine or are pregnant or lactating, do consult your doctor before you get a dosage of the vaccine.

 

Conclusion

 When it comes to the question of if you can get vaccinated during your periods, the answer is in the affirmative. Yes, you can!

 

The side-effects accompanying the vaccine are absolutely normal and nothing to worry about. However, if any reaction or symptoms experienced are severe instead of mild, please notify your doctor immediately. Moreover, know that it takes about two weeks for the body to develop your immunity against the virus after the two dosages. Essentially, any vaccine helps our bodies to develop antibodies that would fight off the virus. The body produces T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes which remember the process of fighting the virus in the future. However, as already mentioned, it takes about two weeks for the body to develop immunity and if, within the said period, the body comes into contact with the virus, they may get sick as there was not enough time for the vaccine to build immunity.

 

Therefore, any side effects of mild fever or irregularity in your menstrual cycle are normal and nothing to worry about.


 

May 24, 2021 |  read

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