PCOS and Fertility
When you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, it changes the hormonal pathways in your body that produces eggs and prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The three most important reasons why becoming pregnant, or staying pregnant may be more challenging for women with PCOS are:
- Do not ovulate
- Tend to have irregular periods rather than the usual predictable monthly cycles
- When and if an egg is released, the endometrium (lining of the Uterus) may not be be sufficiently prepared to sustain the pregnancy.
Can I get pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome ?
Yes women with PCOS can get pregnant or conceive naturally. But Polycystic Ovaration Syndrome still is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of the reproductive age group. Having PCOS puts you at a higher risk of suffering from complications during pregnancy. There are several fertility treatment options that may help to get pregnant and have a healthy baby.
Western Medicine for PCOS and Fertility
In western medicine women with PCOS are often prescribed fertility and hormonal drug treatment which seek to stabilize hormonal levels or regulate menstrual cycles, which help with ovulation, of course these aren’t without side effects such as nausea and stomach pains.. For some who choose IVF for increase chance to get pregnant: These patient have a greater likelihood of developing a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can require additional surgeries or even be fatal. They're also more likely to face complications like miscarriage, preeclampsia, preterm delivery and birth defects.
Traditional Chinese Medicine In Help Conceive With PCOS
In Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) , practitioners describe PCOS as a Kidney Deficiency. In TCM, the symptom of irregular or absent menstrual periods, along with the absence of ovulation is considered a kidney disease process. The kidney in TCM is the organ system that is regarded with any genetic disorder and, thus, considered the root cause in polycystic ovarian syndrome. TCM also considers PCOS to be a spleen deficiency. A spleen deficiency relates relates to the symptoms of insulin resistance. TCM believes that when the function of the spleen is improved, it helps to regulate blood glucose and weight gain. A healthy spleen also ends excessive fluid accumulation in ovarian cysts.
The main goal when trying to improve fertility in women with PCOS is to induce ovulation, thus conceive naturally. To induce ovulation, TCM practitioners treat the main organs, including the kidney, spleen, and liver. The practitioner may use a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal therapy. PCOS is treated on a case by case basis, it is best to speak to a practitioner in order to determine what would be best the course of treatment for each individual.
Disclaimer & Important Information
We can't guranteed the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are un predictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treeatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. GinSen's acupuncturist will discuss your care before carrying out the treatment, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.
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