Read on to know all about functional ovarian cyst and understand it better
To release an egg, the ovary's covering gets ruptured at the time of ovulation which soon gets healed while the cells inside the ovary develop a structure that is clinically termed as corpus luteum. Progesterone, which is a hormone that is responsible for preparing the lining cells of the uterus for the arrival of the fertilized egg, is made by the corpus luteum. In every woman the corpus leteum is active - however she needs to be having her monthly periods. However inside this corpus luteum, fluids can be produced by the cells, and this can lead to cyst formation. Such cysts are quite small (like a marble), but sometimes the amount of fluid can be quite a bit, and this is when it becomes big. However luckily, similar to follicular cysts, the ones that are formed by the corpus luteum do not remain for more than some weeks. Both the cysts of the corpus luteum and the follicular cysts are together known as functional cysts.
Functional ovarian cyst -causes
Functional ovarian cyst usually form on account of minor changes in the fashion the ovary makes in releasing the egg. However, functional ovarian cysts are found in two distinct types or forms, namely, (a) Follicular cyst that occurs when a sac in the ovary fails to release the egg, while the sac swells up with the fluid, and (b) Luteal cyst that occurs when the sac releases the egg and then re-seals and gets filled up with fluid.
The symptoms of functional ovarian cyst
The symptoms of the cyst tend to vary a lot and this depends on what its size is. Though the symptoms tend to be different from one female to another, but the most common ones are pain on the day 2 or 3 of the menstrual period, the menstrual cycle starting late, and also bleeding from the vagina even when she is not having her periods. Sometimes the female will also experience a feeling of nausea and vomiting. Often she will also complain of pain after sex or while having intercourse. The symptoms may either indicate a ruptured cyst or a twisted cyst.
Functional ovarian cyst - diagnosis & treatment
Functional ovarian cysts are diagnosed by making use of pelvic ultrasound as well as by laparoscopic method. While both the process can detect the presence of fluid in the cyst, the attending doctor carries out the process of rechecking after the patient has completed sevarl menstrual circles. The cyst mostly goes away by that time. The process may be hurried up if a holistic approach is used as a part of the treatment. If the bleeding becomes excessive, the doctor might advice the use of ‘Birth control’ pills, so that ovulation is stopped. This might also lead to the prevention of formation of a new functional ovarian cyst. In the mean time, the holistic approach should be strictly continued thus ensuring that the functional ovarian cyst can be removed painlessly and fast.
Why holistic approach
Since conventional medications used for functional ovarian cysts address only the symptoms and not the disease condition, holistic approach focuses on its removal through a natural process, ensuring no recurrence. It emphasizes on regularization of dietary habits, improvisation of immune system, physical and mental fitness, and many such aspects. No one can escape the fast life of today. All of us agree that this life bring with it lots of comforts. However, at the same time, it also brings stress that is invoked through an improper sleep, pressure or anxiety, emotional issues in the daily routine of yours, and many such factors.
Why ovarian cysts happen
The factors that have been discussed above can lead to PCOS and ovarian cyst - this is what the researchers will tell you. The cysts can happen when the natural immunity of the body is not working properly, there is an increase in the blood sugar levels, and also from anovulatory cycles. The use of birth control pills can affect the normal functioning of the ovary and so can the foods that have xenobiotics as it affects the metabolism. Prescription drugs too affect the menstrual cycle in a negative way - this happens because how the way the hypothalamus works gets modified.
What happens when the immune system is disturbed?
The natural immunity may get disturbed from many factors such as toxins that build up in the body over time (such as heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses and parasites), stress, nutritional deficiency, antibiotics and steroids. Because of these reasons the body becomes weak and exposed to the risks. When this happens, the body is unable to eliminate the toxins and control the hormones.
Functional ovarian cyst - the risks
While functional ovarian cysts pose very little or no risk to life, they may prove hazardous when they refuse to go. Laparoscopic removal may then be required for their removal along with the same holistic approach so that they do not reappear after a few months. Holistic approach works wonders for ovarian cyst and prepares the body in such a way that the illnesses and disease remain far away from it. Ovarian cysts can be avoided if the holistic approach is followed, as the above mentioned intricacies are the root causes of functional ovarian cyst. The holistic approach works so well because in it, the body is treated as a whole. This approach gives best results because the root causes of the disease are many. So all the causes need to be identified and treated, otherwise the cyst will make a comeback, which is often the case.
Mary Parker is a medical researcher, certified nutritionist, health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, “Ovarian Cysts No More- The Secrets Of Curing Ovarian Cysts Holistically". Mary has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide.
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