this article to know what causes anovulatory ovarian cysts and find
out their treatments too
Many women dread hearing the news that they have cysts in the ovary. Some comfort may be found, however, in the fact that most cysts are pretty much harmless and they often disappear on their own. But there is always a certain degree of risk involved and it would not be wise to ignore them completely. In spite of their usual benign nature, there have been countless reports of ovary cysts giving rise to more severe complications and even leading to ovarian cancer! What makes them potentially dangerous is the fact that many women with ovarian cysts may not know about their condition till a very late stage, usually when the disease has advanced much or has already led to serious complications. The reason behind this is the fact ovarian cysts may manifest very few and sometimes even no symptoms.
Ovarian cysts have always been linked with ovulation problems. In fact, they are believed to occur when the process of ovulation fails. The functional cyst gets formed when a follicle does not release an egg, causing the follicle to continue growing into a cyst. But this is only half the story. Ovarian cysts may form even after the successful release of an egg by the follicle. This happens if the corpus luteum fails to form in the region where the egg is released. In such cases, a cyst may form and continue to grow.
are caused by ovulation irregularities or a failure of
the same. Structures like a cyst grow every month and
these structures are referred to as follicles, which are
essentially small "chemical factories" which are
responsible for the production of progesterone and
estrogen hormone and enable the egg's release during
ovulation. Sometimes the normal follicle may keep
growing and ultimately form a functional cyst. Such
cysts can be of 2 types:
1. Follicular cyst:Ovulation involves the successful release of an egg by the follicle. Due to a hormonal misbalance, which may affect the flow of the controlling luteinizing hormone (LH), the follicle may not rupture as expected, or may fail to release the egg. Instead, it keeps growing to form a cyst .
2. Corpus luteum cyst:
It may happen sometimes that once the egg has released, the hole from which it is released gets accumulated because the tissues are sealed. This leads to an expansion of the cyst that is caused by the corpus luteum.
Ovarian cysts can be controlled with medications and if the condition has advanced to a more serious stage, surgical intervention may also be required. However do remember that ovarian cyst surgeries may come with complications. So always consider this before opting for surgery. Medications on the other hand also might have side effects.
However, such conventional modes of treatment adopt a rather narrow perspective of the condition. In other words, they aim to treat the symptoms and control a specific outbreak. What they fail to do is ensure the fact that such cysts will not recur in the future. In this regard, a holistic approach uses a comprehensive approach by trying to address the problem at its root. It not only cures anovulatory ovarian cysts, but also minimizes the chances of them ever resurfacing again. Remember, the core essence of the holistic approach is all about following a regime that adheres to the natural way of maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.