Homoeopathic management of polycystic ovarian syndrome – A case series

Introduction: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of the reproductive age group. It is characterised by menstrual irregularities, enlarged ovaries, infertility, high levels of male hormones, excess hair on the face and body, acne and obesity. PCOS can result from abnormal function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Women with PCOS have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and endometrial cancer. Case Summary: A case series of seven PCOS patients treated with indicated constitutional homoeopathic medicines at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi, India, is presented here. Overall improvement was assessed by improvement in signs and symptoms like restoration of regular menstrual cycles, weight loss, and disappearance of ovarian cysts, as evident in ultrasonography reports, and improved scores of the integrative Medicine Outcome Scale (IMOS) scale and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) . The resolution of cysts in the ovaries, along with marked symptomatic improvement and improvement in quality of life in all seven patients, shows that homoeopathy has a potential for treating PCOS. Gradation of IMOS scale reduced to 1 in all seven patients after treatment showing complete recovery. One patient, who had presented with infertility, conceived during the treatment. Homoeopathic medicines such as Natrum muriaticum, Lycopodium clavatum, Silicea terra, Pulsatilla nigricans and Sepia were found most useful.

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