Hahnemann Ki Aawaz Posted on 01 – 12 – 2017
An obese lady complains of delayed and a very irregular menstrual cycle. At times, there is amenorrhoea for a considerable time or oligomenorrhoea with infertility and hirsuitism. The condition is most likely to be POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME.
Management and Treatment
These symptoms and ovarian pathology are loosely associated. Disturbances in the menstrual cycle are simply the reflection of disordered steroidal genesis. The consistent finding is increased concentration of testosterone and other androgens in urine and blood. Treatment is to be directed to induce ovulation by deep acting constitutional and antimiasmatic – antisycotic remedies.
Apis mellifica acts on the cellular tissues of the ovaries and causes oedema. The leading symptoms are burning and stinging pains, and excessive swelling. These symptoms are worse in the right ovary. This causes suppression of menses and ovarian pains are aggravated by sex.
Iodium acts on glands, making them swollen, hard and heavy. Then they gradually atrophy. Patient has great weakness during menses and wedge-like pains from the ovary to the uterus, mostly on the right side.
Lycopodium clavatum is Grauvogl’s carbo-nitrogenoid constitution. All their complaints are worse before or after suppressed menses. Menses are delayed. Presence of underdeveloped breasts at puberty. Often there is milk in the breasts without being pregnant. Cutting sensation in the ovary, shifting from right to left. Often menses get suppressed for months.
Podophyllum peltatum patient is usually stout and suffers from suppressed menses with pelvic tenesmus. These ovarian pains may travel to the shoulders, or these pain may travel down the crural nerve, which is worse stretching the legs. If these remedial measures do not help, ovarian resection is performed to release the follicle.
Sepia officinalis causes great disturbance in circulation and many of the symptoms seem to depend upon venous congestion, such as flushes of heat, oppressed feeling ending in perspiration, etc. These are very common symptoms in chlorosis or anaemia.
Ferrum metallicum ordinarily is not a remedy for chlorosis or anaemia. Erethism of blood is an important symptom, and aggravation during winters and less so in warm weather are characteristic. Patient has a pale face, waxy or earthy hue; gets flushes on slightest provocation by emotions or exertion. In Ferrum metallicum, deficiency is not due to want of iron in the food ingested, but want of power on the part of the system to assimilate it.
Anaemia with chronic fatigue, lack of stamina. Abnormally pale mucous membranes, patient bruises easily, suffers from palpitations and breathlessness. Ailments from haemorrhages – bleeding of pale, watery blood. Haemorrhage from vasomotor paralysis or from delicacy of blood vessels. Dropsy or paralysis after haemorrhage. Chlorosis. Haemophilia. Face pale with red spots on cheeks. Red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.
One will observe that there is no specific remedy or remedies covering the state of anaemia but the physician will have to compare the pathogenesis of the remedy with the pathogenesis of the case and will have to depend on the aetiology of the case in question.
I hope that this information will helpful.
With best wishes
Dr Shashi Mohan Sharma
Director & Principal
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