Amenorrhea is a female health problem characterized by the absence of menstruation. Amenorrhea is of two types – primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea. In primary amenorrhea, a girl above the age of 15 years has not gotten her first periods whereas secondary amenorrhea refers to the absence of periods for three to four months simultaneously. Hormonal imbalance and pregnancy are the most common causes of amenorrhea. However, in some cases, there occur anatomical defects.
There are several types of treatments available for management of amenorrhea. Treatment of amenorrhea depends on the underlying cause of it. With nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle, amenorrhea can also be managed and prevented.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF AMENORRHEA?
Amenorrhea is caused by a variety of reasons. Following are the several causes of amenorrhea:
- Birth control pills
- Low body weight or being overweight
- Lack of physical exercise or strenuous physical exercise
- Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
- Polycystic ovarian disease
- Tumor in pituitary gland
- Scarring of uterine tissue
- Lack of reproductive organs such as uterus, cervix, vagina, etc
- Structural defect of vagina
- Certain medications like antipsychotics, blood pressure medicines, anti-allergic medicines
- Radiation therapy
- Ovarian tumors
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF AMENORRHEA?
Following are the factors which make a person more prone to amenorrhea:
- Having a genetic predisposition to amenorrhea
- Suffering from eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, etc
- Excessive athletic training
- Having a history of gynecological procedures such as D&C, C-section, electrodiathermy, etc
- Poor nutrition
- Chronic medical conditions
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AMENORRHEA?
The most common sign and symptom of amenorrhea is absence of periods. However, there are other related symptoms of amenorrhea. Following are the signs and symptoms of amenorrhea:
- White milky discharge from nipples
- Hot flashes
- Dryness in vagina
- Vision problems
- Excessive growth of hair on face and body
- Pain in pelvis
- Loss of scalp hair leading to baldness
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AMENORRHEA?
Following are the complications which are associated with amenorrhea:
- Difficulty in getting pregnant
- Complications in pregnancy
- Pain in pelvis
- Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Increased psychological stress
HOW AYURVEDA HELPS IN MANAGEMENT OF AMENORRHEA?
Amenorrhea is known as Anartava in Ayurveda. It is caused due to obstruction of channels carrying menstrual blood due to blockage by vata and kapha doshas. This leads to improper circulation of blood throughout the reproductive system of women. According to Ayurveda, it occurs because of the bad eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle. There are various ayurvedic herbs which are very helpful in maintaining proper blood flow to the reproductive system.
Some of the ayurvedic herbs beneficial in amenorrhea are:
MANAGEMENT OF AMENORRHEA WITH THE MEDICATIONS OF CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE
1. Immuno up Powder
Immuno up powder is pure herbal formulation. The importance of working on your immunity is now on an all-time high. If a person fall ill easily, it means their body’s immunity is low. This pacifies tridosha (Vata, pitta and Kapha), strengthen your immunity, keeps your digestive system fit and also detox your body. it also works in cold, fever and flu conditions. It consists of effective levels of antioxidants, Vitamin C and E which circulate in the body to protect it against the damage caused by free radicals. it is a natural immune-modulator properties to prevent and ease coughing, sneezing, etc. It provides quick relief from early signs of running nose, Sore throat, body pains, and weakness.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 Sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Femine care tablet
It is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti inflammatory and immuno modulater properties. It contains Ghritkumari , Muramakki, Sonth. It works in various diseases like pcod, bulky uterus, endometriosis, general female health, irregular menses, and uterine fibroids. It affects on Tridosha- balances Vata and Kapha.
DOSE– 1-2 tablets two times a day or as directed by physician.
3. Women Power Plus Tablet
CAC woman power tablet is a complete health supplement for women which is best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. The herbs used are Ashoka, Shatavari, anatmool, etc. These are herbs used since ancient times to maintain female health metabolism.
DOSE– Take 2 tablet twice a day or as directed by physician.
4. Women Champion Syrup
Woman Champion is purely herbal and ayurvedic formulation. It is a very effective tonic for women and help to maintain their health. It balances all the doshas of body and also maintain hormone levels . It contains herbs like Lodhra, Manjishta, Punarnava,Shatavar,Bala,Daruharidra,Nagarmotha that help women typically with mood changes, stress, headache and pain. CAC Women champion helps in leading a life of minimum discomfort during those difficult days every month.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablespoon a day or as directed by physician.
5. Panchsakar Churna
This churna is very effective for acidity patients as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, & analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa,Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins
from the body & provides good results in Amenorrhea.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.