PCOS- Your Mental Health Foe
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a female-specific illness that has been on the rise in recent years. The exact cause of it is unknown but one of the major contributors is a sedentary lifestyle. The treatment for PCOS is something many patients delay. However, one shouldn't as it’s a disease that can become the root cause of various other health issues that aren’t just physical but mental too.
Let’s know a little more about PCOS and the effects it can have on one’s mental health.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or even known as PCOD is a hormonal disorder that affects women during their childbearing years (age 15 to 44). PCOS affects the reproductive organs, that is, the ovaries. The ovaries produce hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, and a small number of androgens (male hormones). As PCOS causes the imbalance of the hormones produced by the ovaries, it can result in physical and mental problems. Physically, it can cause irregular or skipped periods, weight gain, unwanted facial and body hair or cysts in the ovaries. It can also lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-consciousness, etc.
The Effect of PCOS on Mental Health
PCOS is a major cause of mental health problems in women. The number of PCOS-affected women with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, etc. is significantly higher than non-PCOS women. Many studies have also proved that compared to non-PCOS women, women with PCOS are more likely to have depressive symptoms and are three times more likely to experience anxiety.
PCOS causes problems with conceiving and is also a leading cause of infertility. This causes women to feel detached from their feminine side. Due to the added effects of negative body image and psychosocial effects associated with infertility, women dealing with PCOS may also feel trapped in a vicious cycle of higher stress and sleep disorders.
Many women who have PCOS and experience bodily symptoms such as unwanted body and facial hair, obesity, acne-prone oily skin, etc. are likely to suffer from higher cases of low self-esteem, disturbed interpersonal relationships, etc. This may eventually lead to depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Many PCOS affected women also develop eating disorders as a response to society’s criticism without understanding that eating disorders could increase their problems.
What is the Treatment for PCOS?
Treatment for PCOS depends on factors like one’s age and symptoms experienced by them. Since PCOS is a problem caused due to unhealthy lifestyle, inculcating healthy habits such as exercising, meditation, healthy eating habits, etc can help in controlling the disease. Leading an active lifestyle can aid in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression too.
Since homeopathy deals with a disease from its very essence, homeopathic treatment for PCOS has proven to be extremely effective. Dr. Pravin Jain suggests homeopathic treatment for PCOS as it helps in efficiently reducing and controlling the symptoms without having any side effects.
HomoeoCARE offers the finest homeopathic treatments for PCOS and other diseases. If you’re someone experiencing any symptoms of PCOS, then you must take action. Consult the best homeopathy doctors in Mumbai, present at HomoeoCARE and treat yourself with a PCOS free life.