Effectiveness of Homoeopathic Medicines in the Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Disease - A Retrospective Case Series
Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), is an ill-defined heterogeneous condition with a complex pathophysiology. It is one of the common endocrine metabolic disorders affecting 6-10% of women of reproductive age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of homoeopathic treatment in terms of symptomatic relief and find out a group of homoeopathic remedies that are frequently prescribed in the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease. This retrospective study was conducted at the OPD unit of the NHRIMH, Kottayam, Kerala, India. A total of 174 case sheets were screened. Among them, 35 ultrasonographically-diagnosed cases of PCOD, with at least 6 months follow-up were analyzed. The changes in the severity of secondary amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhea, and dysmenorrhoea were assessed clinically. Out of the 35 patients, six had regular menses, and 15 started getting regular menses after treatment. In 12 patients, there was a clinically meaningful improvement for the menstrual irregularity, and two cases had no improvement. All 18 patients with dysmenorrhea reported no pain after the treatment. The frequently indicated medicines were Pulsatilla nigricans [Puls-n] and Calcarea Carbonicum [Calc-c]. The study indicates the possible effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines Puls-n and Calc-c for PCOD.
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