Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is recognized as the most common endocrine disorder in women around the world. It is a complex medical condition involving multiple body systems as well as the endocrine system which is made up of glands the produce and secrete hormones that regulate the activity of cells and organs. These hormones regulate the processes of the body, the body’s growth and sexual function as well as development. Over the past 30 years, it has become evident PCOS has not just a reproductive risk but has metabolic and cardiovascular risks that can affect women over their lifespan.
Signs and Symptoms
There are a vast amount of signs and symptoms when it comes to immune system conditions. Each condition or disease has usually its own set of signs and symptoms but there are a few common ones such as the following:
- Achy muscles
- Runny nose or watery eyes
- Swelling and redness
- Low-grade fever
- Trouble concentrating
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- Hair loss
- Skin rashes
- Tenderness or pain
How it affects everyday life
No-one likes feeling sick, and it can leave you feeling miserable. Immune conditions can affect your everyday life, from having a few bad days to leaving you completely debilitated, with little to no quality of life.
There are multiple herbs that have many benefits for the immune system. Some of the actions of these herbs include immune-stimulant, immunomodulator, immunosuppression, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, to name just a few.
The capacity of these herbs has useful applications for infections and in immune-mediated disorders including autoimmune conditions. Studies indicate they are also helpful in organ transplant rejection (1)
Herbalists work on various levels to help the immune system work more effectively and support the body through the healing process.
How long is the Average Treatment?
It is difficult to determine how long it will take any individual to start seeing results, it usually depends on the following:
- How you react to herbs
- Your compliance to taking the herbs and making the recommended changes
- How long you have had the condition
- The severity of the condition
What you need to do?
Please be prepared that it takes time for the herbs to work. Herbal medicine does not work like pharmaceutical drugs. They often require some time, especially as they tend to work gently and subtly. This is not a quick fix.
Please be willing to work with me, take the medication as prescribed and make the changes which are attainable as well as practical.
How I will help you
Make a treatment plan by creating short term and long terms goals
Identify areas in your life that may be negatively impacting your health.
Give you practical and attainable changes, with lots of support along the way.
Emotional Support along this journey, helping you to help keep on track.
1- Amirghofran Z Herbal Medicines for immunosuppression. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol June 2012; 11(2): 111-119