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Mumbai-based doctor, Dr Varsha Pednekar, who is a homoeopathy specialist, believes stress is a leading cause of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) among young women and therefore a leading cause of infertility. An estimated five to 10 percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS.

PCOS is a health problem that and can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. Women who suffer from PCOS may have following characteristics, such as high levels of male hormones, also called androgens, they may suffer from an irregular or no menstrual cycle, and they may or may not have many small cysts in their ovaries. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. It is a myth they are overweight, but usually they do have problems with insulin regulation, which is often a problem when dealing with weight loss. Or they may not have none of the problems above. If PCOS is left untreated, it can lead to various complications like endometrial adhesions, due to insulin irregularities to diabetes, and , Dr Varsha Pednekar claims PCOS can even lead to cancer. Treatments for PCOS include birth control pills, diabetes medications or nutrition regulation, fertility medications, medicines for increased hair growth or extra male hormones and a surgery.

Maintaining a healthy weight and a PCOS diet can truly help a lot when dealing with PCOS. According to Dr Varsha Pednekar homeopathy is also proved to be a successful in treating PCOS. It is extremely hard to balance family life and career, which is in now days expected to be a part of a life of a successful woman. Dr Varsha Pednekar believes stress is the leading cause of infertility (due to PCOS) and she will be holding a special clinic for PCOD and other gynaecological disorders. All her special clinics will be held at the units of HomoeoCARE, a chain of super-specialty homoeopathic clinics.

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