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Homeopathic Perspective for PCOD

Dr. Medha Durge discusses Polycystic Ovarian Disease and points out often indicated remedies.

Prevalence

The prevalence of Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) in the Indian subcontinent is very high and significantly linked to irregular menstrual cycle (1). It is the primary cause of menstrual dysfunction in 75% of women. In the US 21% of pre menopausal women are affected (2).

Symptoms of PCOD

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The symptoms include amenorrhoea, presence of cyst in ovaries, hirsutism, obesity and infertility (3). Polycystic ovaries are due to incomplete follicular development or failure of ovulation. Women with the syndrome have at least seven times the risk of myocardial infarction and ischaemic heart disease than other women, and by age 40, 40% will have type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.

The common cases we see in clinics are often only with amenorrhoea and obesity. The cyst in itself on sonography has multiple follicles.The hormonal levels are frequently normal. Important levels are FSH, LH, DHEAS, Testosterone. The FSH / LH ratio is important.

Why take treatment for PCOD?

There are many reasons why one should seek treatment –

  1. The cysts sometimes grow rapidly and can cause pressure on adjoining organs. They can burst causing acute abdomen and emergency.

  2. They hamper the function of the ovaries and affect menstruation, ovulation etc

  3. They cause sterility and difficulties in conception

  4. They cause hirsutism and obesity

  5. Latest research shows that they may be a pre-diabetic state.

Why Homeopathy for PCOD?

Though there is some treatment in allopathy for PCOD it is not comprehensive. Intake of hormonal medicines is not advised in young girls.

  1. The cysts are recurrent and hence occur even after operations.

  2. Cases diagnosed early are completely treatable, with sonographies showing complete regression.

  3. Treatment with homeopathic medicines results in ovarian functions returning back to normal.

How does a homeopath view and treat PCOD?

For a homeopath, a cyst is a harmless extra growth in the body. Most of the time these extra growths can be reduced. In others they can be treated so that the functionality is maintained.

The objective of treating PCOD is different according to the age and needs of the patient. In young girls the only objective is to get regular menses. Regular menses also means that ovulation is intact. In elder women the treatment will depend upon the need to conceive. If the woman wants to have a child, then treatment would be prolonged, as we need to make menses regular and ovulation mature. If there is no need to conceive, as she either already has a child and/or does not want more, the objective would only be to get menses regular. Regular menses also means good health and hence treatment should be undertaken.

It is thus important for the homeopath to set objectives for each patient.

Important Homeopathy Remedies for PCOD

The most important medicine that should be a part of treatment is Thuja. Many patients have hypertension or haemorrhagic cysts and Tuberculinum is required. Other remedies indicated are Calcarea carbonica, Calc-f, Folliculinum, Mag-c.

Difficulties:

When the patient comes with PCOD, it’s difficult to know the effect of our treatment, and we have to wait till the next menses. The first objective in every case is to get periods. It is important to do sonography after 6 months of treatment.

About the author

Medha Durge

Medha Durge

Dr. Medha Durge BHMS,MD (Hom) has been practicing classical homeopathy for the last 22yrs. Her dissertation for MD was in PCOD.
She trained under renowned homeopaths such as Drs. ML Dhawale, Kasad, Anil Bhatia and Apte. She found this a rewarding experience and learned much about clinical diagnosis. Dr. Durge worked for many years with the Institute of Clinical Research and is currently a member of LMHI, RCCM (UK), CHAIN, and the Maharashtra Council of Homeopathy. In 2005 she presented a paper on women’s diseases at The International Conference on Women's Health in Malasia. Dr. Durge has developed special expertise in treating acute fevers, hypertension, diabetes, creatinine problems and women’s diseases.
Dr. Medha Durge medhadurge@gmail.com
Visit Dr. Durge at her website: www.homeopathy4all.com

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10 Comments

  • Doctor, it is a very neat and simple presentation just like to students in the classroom. Yes PCOD needs continuation of medication in young women. I saw many young girls and middle aged women had much side effects after having used Hormonal therapies.

  • Doctor it is a good attempt but too short In explanation. Moreover there are many other Medicines for PCOD. Proper case taking is also required in all such case along with regular walk and exercise.

  • Thank you for this article. The prevelence of pcod is very troubling. I also wanted to add that I have used Folliculinum several times with great success for this condition.

  • Thanks for the information. I just had a doubt, as you rightly told, we find difficulty in judging the result of PCOD when on homeopathic treatment. How long we should wait……?? Actually I have noticed that patient turns to homeopathy specially for infertility when she is frustrated with hormonal treatment and ovulation monitoring……etc. It becomes very difficult to explain patient and assure about the result….what should be done in such cases??? I will appreciate your explanation and would be thankful for your inputs.

  • Thanks Dr Medha Durge for discusses Polycystic Ovarian Disease.
    Now a days PCOD is common disease for women.
    I treated PCOD with Thuja occ and get success.

    Abu Dhabi,
    U A E.

  • HIGHLIGHTED SYMPTOMS AND THE MEDICINES ARE IN FACT AN EYE OPENER FOR ALL NEW PRACTITIONERS AND A WELL THOUGHT SUBJECT FOR THE MODERN ERA OF YOUNG HOMEOPATHS.

    MANY A THANKS TO DR MEDHA AND CONGRATS FOR NICE ARTICLE.

  • Dear Dr.
    You have been a classic Homeopath for the last 22 years. Your article without a case example is like a flower of beauty without fragrant. I saw so many articles in Hpathy without case example. Even if is there a case, no indications for the selection of remedy i.e. the differential diagnostic symptom (dds.). Hpathy must plead the author to present their article at least with one case example.
    ganesan.m

  • Dear Dr.
    Sri. Ganesan .M is correct the generalization of a medicine is not advisable in homeopathy As it is a well known fact a proper case example may be give with the case study. One can of course select proper additions like trio.