Many women fail to realize the difference between PCOD and PCOS and often use both the terms interchangeably. In reality, both the conditions are different, in spite of the similarities like being related to ovaries and causing hormonal disturbances. Statistics suggest that both these lifestyle disorders are on the rise with 1 in 8 and 1 in 5 suffering from PCOD and PCOS in India.
Let’s understand the difference between PCOD and PCOS.
What is PCOD?
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a disease caused by an imbalance of hormones in the reproductive system. The hormonal imbalance leads to excess secretion of male hormones and leads to irregular periods and delayed egg release, which may also turn into cysts. Missed periods or skipping cycles altogether is a common consequence of PCOD and if not treated on time, it can induce side effects like weight gain, acne, hair fall or excess hair growth.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is similar to PCOD diagnosis but is an endocrinal problem. Women who suffer from PCOS produce higher than usual levels of androgen (the male hormone) which impacts the monthly ovulation cycle. The period cycles get disrupted and the eggs which form cysts build up in the ovaries and get enlarged in size. It also leads to a change in metabolism, creates an increased risk of obesity, Type-2 diabetes and other chronic health problems.
How are they different?
Even though they have similar causative factors, PCOD and PCOS are different. PCOS is an endocrinal or metabolic syndrome, which is more serious in nature as compared to PCOD. PCOD is considered temporary and largely happens through hormonal imbalance and can be corrected through a balance of the right diet and exercise.
What is the treatment suggested to combat PCOS and PCOD?
PCOD is often corrected with the help of the right kind of diet and exercise whereas PCOS involves treatment of several factors causing the syndrome rather than just one. Specific medication and lifestyle changes are advised to fight problems such as obesity, infertility and hirsutism.
Do they impact pregnancy?
Infertility and problems related to conceiving are some of the biggest shortcomings of both hormonal disorders. Nonetheless, women with PCOD and PCOS are able to get pregnant with the right kind of medical intervention, lifestyle changes which can help to deal with the side-effects of the problem.
Maintaining a healthy weight, boosting fertility and ovulation naturally can be some of the measures women can adopt for getting pregnant without undergoing problems.
How can homeopathy help in treating PCOD?
Homeopathic remedies act at the root level and can bring deviations of the hormonal system back to normalcy. Homeopathic remedies are safe and have no side-effects.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic remedies are effective in treating PCOD. You can book an appointment with Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre and get the benefits of his safe and effective homeopathic treatments and remedies.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition marked by thickening and scarring of tissue deep in your lungs. It may also result in inflammation and scarring in your air sacs and their supporting structures. If these conditions progress, it may result in breathing difficulties and impair your lungs’ ability to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. This can keep your internal organs from getting the oxygen they need to function properly.
In many cases, doctors are unable to determine the cause of pulmonary fibrosis. However, certain factors increase the risk of pulmonary fibrosis. A condition that affects men over the age of 50 more than women. The risk factors are as follows:
- Consistent exposure to environmental pollutants such as certain fumes and hard metal dust
- Viral infections like Hepatitis C and Epstein-Barr
- Use of certain medications including antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections and rheumatoid arthritis
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- Smoking cigarettes, cigars, cannabis and vaping
Pulmonary Fibrosis symptoms tend to develop over time and progressively worsens. They are as follows-
- Shortness of breath
- Dry and hacking cough that doesn’t subside over time
- Rapid and shallow breathing
- Gradual and unintended weight loss
- Aching muscles and joints
- Widening and rounding of tips of fingers and toes
Advantages of Homeopathic Treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The course of pulmonary fibrosis is very variable and every patient will be different. Homeopathic treatment focuses on reducing the progression of the fibrosis and improving the patient’s quality of life.
The selection of remedy is based on the symptoms. Several remedies are available for the treatment of symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis that can be selected based on causes, sensations and modalities of complaints.
For better treatment and selection of remedies, the patient must consult an experienced homeopathic doctor. Following remedies are helpful for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis symptoms – Arsenic Album, Natrum Sulph, Phosphorous, Antim Tart, Cuprum Met, Nux Vomica, Stannum Met, Causticum, Sepia, Silicea, Hepar Sulph, Lachesis, Kali Sulph, Kreosote, Arsenic Iod, Kali Bi, Belladonna, Bryonia Alba, Rhus Tox, Tuberculinum and other medicines.
Dr. Mahavrat Patel is a well known homeopathic doctor with years of experience and knowledge to his credit. His Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre provides the best treatments and remedies for several health problems. His treatments and homeopathic remedies are natural, safe and effective and have no side-effects.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged or scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for the lungs to function properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, the person starts experiencing shortness of breath.
The scarring associated with pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by many factors. In most cases, it becomes difficult for the doctor to pinpoint what’s causing the problem. When a cause can’t be found, the condition is called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
The lung damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis can’t be repaired, but medications and therapies can sometimes help to ease the symptoms and improve the quality of life. For some people, a lung transplant is the best alternative.
Symptoms of Lung Fibrosis
Signs and symptoms of Lung Fibrosis are –
- Dry cough
- Aching muscles and joints
- Shortness of breath
- Widening and rounding of the tips of fingers or toes
The severity of the above symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people become ill very quickly with severe disease. Others have moderate symptoms that worsen more slowly over months or years.
Long term exposure to a number of toxins and pollutants can damage your lungs. These include silica dust, hard metal dust, coal dust, asbestos fibers, grain dust, etc. Some people who receive radiation therapy for lung or breast cancer also show signs of lung damage for months or years sometimes after the initial treatment.
How can Homeopathy help in healing pulmonary fibrosis?
Homeopathic remedies are customized according to the effects that the disease has on your body. It helps in relieving symptoms like sharp pain in the lungs, hemorrhaging in the capillaries and coughing with mucus. It also helps in slowing down the progression of the disease. Homeopathy induces your immune system to restore the damaged tissues and heal itself. There are no associated side effects of homeopathic remedies on your body.
Homeopathy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment option with no side effects and that can help in slowing down the progression of your disease. It is important to get it treated early if you want to avoid severe health complications.
Dr. Mahavrat is a renowned homeopathic doctor in Vadodara. With years of experience to his credit, his successful treatments and remedies have helped to heal many patients. His natural homeopathic remedies and treatments have no side effects and are effective.
What is Oral Lichen Planus?
Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is an inflammatory condition affecting the mucous membranes inside the mouth (i.e. the inner surface of the cheeks, tongue, gums, inner surface of lips and palate). A condition that leads to the development of white, lacy patterned lesions or sores in the mouth.
Oral Lichen Planus is an auto-immune disease. The T-cells of the immune system get activated and attack the lining of the mouth, resulting in inflammation and lesions.
What causes Oral Lichen Planus?
The following factors can cause you to develop Oral Lichen Planus –
- Having an auto-immune disorder
- Sustaining an injury to the mouth
- Having an Oral infection
- Taking certain medications
- Having an allergic reaction to something that has come into contact with the mouth, like food or dental appliances
What are the signs and symptoms of Oral Lichen Planus?
The white, lacy patches may cause pain and discomfort when they appear on the inside of the cheeks. However, symptoms accompanying red, swollen patches and open sores may include –
- Burning sensation and pain
- Sensitivity to hot, spicy and acidic food
- Bleeding and irritation while brushing teeth
- Inflammation of gum
- Painful and thickened patches on the tongue
- Discomfort when speaking, chewing or swallowing
The symptoms can usually be managed, but people who have oral lichen planus need regular monitoring as they may be at the risk of developing mouth cancer in the affected areas.
How can Homeopathy help in treating Oral Lichen Planus?
Homeopathic medicines for oral lichen planus help heal the lesions and sores and also help in treating the symptoms like pain, burning sensation and bleeding of lesions.
Homeopathic medicines such as Borax, Plantago, Merc Sol are some of the natural remedies that help in treating Oral Lichen Planus.
- Merc Sol is one of the top homeopathic medicines for Oral Lichen Planus as it works effectively in cases where there are red and inflamed patches in the mucous membrane of the mouth.
- Plantago is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from the plant Plantago and works well in cases where there are sores in the mouth and bleeding from the gums.
- Borax is a well indicated homeopathic remedy for oral lichen planus attended with fungal infections of the mouth.
Homeopathy provides excellent medicines to treat Oral Lichen Planus. The homeopathic medicines are natural, safe and effective.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic remedies and treatments for Oral Lichen Planus have no side effects. Book your appointment at Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre for the most effective homeopathic treatments.
PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a disease caused by multiple cysts (small sacs filled with fluid) in the ovaries. Patients with PCOD have abnormal levels of hormones that result in irregular menses and infertility.
Lack of awareness and lifestyle changes are two major factors leading to this phenomenon. PCOD has now become a common health problem that affects teenage girls and young women. In India, nearly 40% of women are affected by PCOD. Although, only 60% report to hospitals for treatment, when they recognize that they are suffering from infertility.
Up to 40% of women with PCOD develop either impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes by age 40 as reported in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2000.
What causes PCOD?
- Raised level of Testosterone – Higher than normal levels of androgens in women can prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs during the menstrual cycle. Excess androgen is produced by the theca cells of the ovaries, due to hyperinsulinemia or increased luteinizing hormone (LH) levels.
- Low levels of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) – A protein in the blood, which binds to testosterone and reduces the effect of testosterone.
- Raised levels of Prolactin – Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates the breast glands to produce milk during pregnancy.
- High levels of Insulin – A hormone that helps convert sugars and starches into energy. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired, and also your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells also called hyperinsulinemia. Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production, which may interfere with the ovaries’ ability to ovulate.
The cause of PCOD is unknown, but studies suggest a strong genetic component that is affected by gestational environment, lifestyle factors or both. Women who have PCOD are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pre-diabetes, endometrial cancer, heart attack, hypertension, high levels of low-density lipoprotein and low levels of high-density lipoprotein.
Diet for PCOD
The Polycystic ovarian disease is a common hormonal disorder found in one out of 10 women.
- Hydrate yourself well with a minimum of 2-3 liters of water, coconut water, buttermilk, vegetable soups and smoothies. Avoid aerated drinks and sugary foods.
- Your diet should consist of lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Eat unsaturated fats and avoid consuming saturated and hydrogenated fats in your diet.
- Consume whole wheat products like wheat pasta. Avoid maida.
- Include natural herbs in your diet like flax seeds, methi seeds, coriander, cinnamon.
- Include millet, ragi, oats etc. Eat walnuts and almonds.
- Maintain a low salt diet to avoid water retention.
- Exercise 30-40 minutes daily.
PCOD is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of childbearing age. The most important step is to diagnose the condition in time and provide proper treatment for PCOD so that it will help to reduce a girl’s or young woman’s chances of having serious side effects later on.
How can Homeopathy help?
The human body has been perfectly enabled by nature to keep itself disease-free. It is only when the immunity or its own internal vitality is deranged that the body becomes incapable of keeping itself disease-free. Therefore, Homeopathy tries to restore the balance of that vitality. Once the vitality regains its original balance, it is able to nurse itself back to health without any external aid.
- Homeopathic medicines correct the hormonal imbalance & neutralize its negative effects.
- The cysts dissolve gradually and can be checked in the next f/u after 3-6 months of starting the treatment, by repeating the USG pelvis.
- The menstrual cycle gets regularized. Other complaints, including acne and hair growth on the face, are also taken care of.
- It opens the possibility of becoming fertile in the future for women to bear pregnancy.
Dr. Mahavrat’s Homoeopathic treatment has no side effects and holistically treats individuals. Homoeopathic medicines can modify general tendencies, thus helping to cure the conditions.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica refers to pain that begins in the lower back and travels down the lower limbs traversing the root of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It marks its beginning in the lower back and runs down the hips, back of legs and down to the feet. There is one sciatic nerve on either side of the body and any one of them may be involved when pain is experienced. Irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve leads to sciatica.
What causes Sciatica?
The main causes of sciatica are pinching, compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This pinching or compression may result from a disc bulge or a herniated disc in the lower spine. Other causes of sciatic nerve compression are degeneration of the spinal disc, stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal, bone spurs, spondylolisthesis (dislocated vertebra), piriformis syndrome and compression of the sciatic nerve from a tumor in the spine.
What are the signs and symptoms of Sciatica?
When pain in the lower back radiates down in either of the legs is the sign that you have sciatica. The pain may be dull, tearing, shooting, lancinating or electric shock-like in nature. Few other symptoms that persist are numbness, tingling, burning sensation, or weakness in the affected side of the lower limb. Standing or sitting for long worsens the pain. Lying down or walking relieves the symptoms. Doctors usually prescribe investigations such as x-rays, MRI, CT scan, EMG i.e. Electromyography.
How can Homeopathy help?
Homeopathy is a very advanced science equipped to treat sciatica. Homeopathic medicines can help in healing acute as well as chronic sciatica naturally without any side-effects.
Homeopathic medicines are extremely effective and have the power to treat even severe cases of sciatica and avoid surgical procedures. However, the extent of benefit from these medicines will be based on factors such as duration, intensity, and cause of sciatica. Spinal surgery can be avoided in a large number of cases. Some well recognized homeopathic medicines for sciatica pain are colocynthis, magnesia phosphorica, gnaphalium polycephalum, arnica, Rhus tox, and cotyledon.
Can lifestyle changes help treat Sciatica?
Lifestyle changes can truly help in managing sciatica pain and to an extent help it can heal fast when accompanied by homeopathic medicines. It is very important to have a correct posture while you sit and stand which can help to reduce the stress and pain on your back. Avoid forward or backward bending, lifting heavyweights and prolonged sitting and standing. Reduce your body weight, avoid high heels and quitting smoking. To further reduce pain, warm applications in the affected area are advised. Sleeping on a firm mattress is also recommended. Stretching exercises and physiotherapy also hasten the positive effects of homeopathic medicines on sciatica pain and help the condition to heal faster.
Dr. Mahavrat Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre, Vadodara provides the best homeopathic treatments for treating sciatica. Visit our website to know more about our treatments and facilities.
Hearing loss results in one’s inability to hear. It can be of two types – complete or partial. It is mostly seen in elderly people, which is known as Presbycusis. Hearing Loss can be caused by factors such as –
- Congenital (present at birth)
- Acquired (comes later in life).
Deafness can be described in three categories such as mild, moderate and profound depending on the severity of hearing loss.
Signs & Symptoms of Hearing loss
- Difficulty in understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd.
- Trouble hearing consonants
- Muffling of speech and other sounds
- Frequently asking others to speak slowly, clearly and loudly
- Frequent need to turn up the volume of the television or radio
- Withdrawal from conversations
- Avoidance of social setting
How can Homeopathy help?
Homeopathy can prove efficient in treating cases of deafness of varying intensities, causes and types. The natural homeopathic remedies for hearing loss are safe and have no side effects. Homeopathy can work as a mode of treatment that supports the body’s own healing mechanism. A few of the amazing remedies that are suggested for treating hearing loss are Belladonna, Spigelia, etc.
Homeopathic treatments for deafness can help to improve the quality of life. It can help you to gain your lost confidence and renew a positive outlook towards life.
Dr. Mahavrat with his expertise and vast knowledge will surely help you to get the best hearing loss treatment. You can book an appointment by visiting our website today!
What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Our lungs are exposed to a number of injurious substances, such as irritant gases discharged in the atmosphere and many kinds of airborne organic and inorganic particles. Severe pulmonary injury can cause pulmonary fibrosis.
Fibrosis thickening of alveolar septa can make the lungs rigid and can lead to restricting of normal respiratory excursions. This can also affect the diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide between alveolar air and pulmonary capillaries. Further pulmonary fibrosis causes progressive disability.
Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Symptoms include dyspnea, cough, chest tightness and fatigue. Clinical signs include crackles on auscultation of the chest and signs of pulmonary hypertension.
Homeopathic treatment of Pulmonary with Individualized Medicine
Homeopathy is considered as one of the most popular holistic systems of medicines. The selection of the remedy is based on individualization and symptom similarity by using a holistic approach. Homeopathic medicines can help to remove all the signs and symptoms and regain complete health. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pulmonary fibrosis but to address the underlying cause behind pulmonary fibrosis and individual susceptibility.
Several homeopathic remedies are available for treating the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, you can contact us and get the best treatment.
Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain is a common problem among people these days. The problem occurs more in women than in men. This normally occurs when fascia gets inflamed because of stress. The pain normally occurs when you put first step after resting position and stretch the feet upwards while getting up from the bed.
The pain is sometimes is so severe that it becomes impossible to put the heel on floor while rising from sitting position. The factors which can cause heel pain are excessive pressure on foot, long-standing posture on hard surface and obesity among others.
Plantar fascia is a thick flat band of ligament or tissue that starts from heel bone and ends to toe base. It supports the foot arch. Plantar fasciitis is not caused because of an inflammatory condition of plantar fascia. It is actually a non-inflammatory micro tear of fascia resulting from overstressing on the surface.
Advantages of Homeopathic Treatment
Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating heel pain. Heel pain due to high uric acid, inflammation of tendons/joints/fascia and bone spurs are curable with homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines do not have any side-effects and are safe.
They help in chronic and acute heel pain. They stop the recurrence of disease from the root. The pain is completely eradicated as the healing system of the body is strengthened. Homeopathic medicines are safe among all age groups for treating heel pain.
Medicines for Heel Pain
The four medicines which can relieve the heel pain are Calcarea Flour, Colchicum, Aranea Diadema and Rhus Tox. Rhus Tox is effective for rheumatoid arthritis, plantar fasciitis and heel pain from tendinitis. Rhus tox also treats heel pain from prolonged standing, running, overstraining and overstretching the structures of feet. Colchicum is suitable for heel pain from gout. Aranea Diadema and Calcarea Flour are effective fro heel pain from spurs.
Some Other Alternates for Curing Heel Pain
- Do not stand for a long time on a hard surface
- Apply both ice and warm water alternatively for treating the pain. Fill one tub with warm and other with cold water. Dip your foot in warm water for 1 to 2 minutes and then dip in cold water for 1 to 2 minutes. Do it 5 to 6 times daily before sleeping.
- Women normally cook and do other household work which results in standing for long periods. It is not advisable to stand for a long period in this case and take a break after every few minutes. You can use silicon pads with the shoes. Although our culture does not allow shoes in the kitchen, a show with silicon pads can be kept for use only in the kitchen.
- There are exercises like toe exercise and towel exercise which can relieve the heel pain. Toe exercise is done by sitting on a chair and extending your affected leg so that the heel is on the floor. Pull your big toe up and back with the hand. Pull towards your ankle and away from the floor. Hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat the exercise several times in a day with 2 to 4 times in one session.
- Towel stretch is done by rolling a towel under the ball of the foot and holding it at both ends. Pull the towel towards you by keeping the knee straight Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a hormonal disorder occurring in women. The disorder is also called Stein – Leventhal Syndrome. The name is derived from two American gynacs Michael L Leventhal and Irvin F Stein who described this disease in 1935.
PCOD is a name given to particular set of symptoms that occurs when there are hormonal imbalances in a woman’s body. The symptoms of PCOD include no or late periods, heavy bleeding during periods, growth of facial hair, weight gain, acne, pain in pelvic region and difficulty in getting pregnant.
The disorder occurs between the ages of 18 and 44 and around 5 to 10% of women get affected by the disease. PCOD patients have cysts in their ovaries. The cysts result in hormonal disturbances. Deficiency or excess of a hormone can affect other hormones. In PCOD, the level of androgen is more than normal.
Androgens are male hormones which are present in small quantity in females. When the level increases, it causes late menstruation. The ovulation cycle gets disrupted and ovulation might be delayed or do not happen. Facial hair and hair on other parts of the body start growing in females which are otherwise not present.
The exact cause of PCOD is unknown. It might run in families. Obesity can also cause PCOD. Thus, regular exercise can tend to reduce the symptoms of PCOD in overweight individuals. Diabetes or insulin resistance can also trigger PCOD. The symptoms of PCOD include excess of male hormones, irregular menses, obesity, fertility issues, cysts in ovaries and skin discoloration.
The complications of PCOD are high cholesterol levels, metabolic syndrome, depression, infertility, cancer, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea. One should not consume oral contraceptives for treating PCOD. Homeopathy is perhaps the best treatment of PCOD as it cures the root of the disease. Homeopathy restores natural vitality of the body. Once the vitality is restored, the body starts functioning at the normal pace.
The five best homeopathic medicines for the treatment of PCOD are Graphites, Sepia, Pulsatilla, ApisMellifica and Lachesis. The prescription of medicines might differ from person to person and one should not experiment with the medicines on their own. Many other medicines apart from the above-mentioned medicines are also recommended to treat PCOD.