What is PCOS?
Many women around the world suffer from PCOS, or “lazy ovaries,” which is caused by hormonal disorders affecting women of childbearing age. Statistics show that one in 10 women suffers from this disease. Women with PCOS experience irregular periods, as well as a host of other symptoms.
The brain’s pituitary gland (thyroid) secretes a follicle-stimulating hormone called FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. This hormone regulates the menstrual cycle and stimulates the maturation of the egg in the ovary. Normally, the ovary matures an egg each month, while hormones also prepare the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg inside by building walls and fine hairs inside the uterus.
The pituitary gland secretes LH (luteinizing hormone), the luteinizing hormone, two weeks after a woman’s menstrual cycle. This hormone stimulates the ovaries to produce the hormone estradiol. When LH is secreted, the ovaries release the mature egg into the fallopian tubes, thus ovulation occurs.
If conception does not occur, the pituitary gland resumes production of FSH and the ovaries begin to produce new eggs. This biological process continues to occur naturally from puberty to menopause in every woman’s life.
The hormonal disturbances in PCOS cause the ovaries to contain a large number of immature cysts in the form of small egg-forming cysts. These follicles cannot develop into an egg, which means that ovulation does not occur or occurs infrequently. This condition is called PCOS.
Causes of PCOS
Several factors play a role in the development of PCOS, including:
stress and anxiety
Inflammatory and microbial diseases of the pelvis and uterus
adrenal gland problems
Symptoms of PCOS
Irregular menstrual cycle: PCOS causes poor ovulation, with most women having a menstrual cycle less than eight times a year.
Heavy or prolonged periods: The menstrual cycle is prolonged due to the thickening of the uterine wall, which leads to heavy bleeding.
Insulin resistance: Lazy ovaries cause the cells of the body to resist the hormone insulin, which increases the body’s need for insulin. The pancreas produces more insulin so that the cells can absorb the sugars. present in food. In turn, increased insulin stimulates the ovaries and the production of male hormones.
Weight gain: Weight gain is a symptom of PCOS, as well as one of the main causes of the worsening of other symptoms such as insulin resistance.
Excessive hair growth: Most sufferers of lazy ovaries notice excessive hair growth on the face and body, which is thicker.
Oily skin and the appearance of pimples and pimples: Male hormones cause oily skin and the appearance of pimples on the face, chest, and back.
Hair loss: Women with PCOS can lose their hair.
Darkening of the skin: Areas of wrinkled skin such as the skin of the neck, genital area, and under the breast become darker.
Headaches: Hormonal changes can lead to headaches.
When these problems appear, the woman may be advised to undergo IVF. For more information, see the Factors that affect the success of this process.
Herbal treatment for PCOS
There is no definitive cure for PCOS, but it is possible to improve the condition by taking herbs. It should be noted the need to consult a doctor before starting any treatment. Maintaining an ideal weight and exercising play a major role in reducing insulin resistance, lowering blood sugar, and improving ovulation.
Herbs that can help reduce symptoms of lazy ovaries are:
Luteal node: reduces inflammation and insulin resistance.
Cinnamon reduces insulin resistance and helps purify the blood and body.
Omega-3 fatty acids: contribute significantly to relieving symptoms of PCOS.
Flaxseed: Taking it with food reduces the symptoms of PCOS.
Plus licorice root, apple cider vinegar, and catnip.
When should you see a doctor?
You should see a doctor if you notice the following symptoms:
Lack of menstruation and lack of pregnancy
When you notice the symptoms of PCOS
When pregnancy fails after trying for twelve months
When you notice symptoms of diabetes