Menopause

Menarche and Menopause are two stages in the life of women in which normal physiology can interfere with daily activities, thoughts and emotions. Menopause is otherwise called as 'the change of life', as it marks the end of the monthly period in a woman’s life. During this period of time ovaries produces less oestrogen and progesterone. The female hormone levels in the blood are reduced and it causes longer and unpredictable menstrual cycles. Due to these reasons, the chances of conception after the age of forty five are low. Changes in hormones can cause reduced calcium absorption and thus cause osteoporosis. Heart diseases and mood changes also are seen in many cases due to this variation in the hormones.

Causes

Menopause is a natural changeover in the life of women due to the changes in the hormonal physiology. Ageing is the real reason of this physiology but heavy smoking or surgical removal of the ovaries can result into earlier onset of menopause.

Ayurvedic Perspective

Menopause is a transition time from Pitta phase to Vata phase in the life of a woman. During this time women experience the signs and symptoms of Pitta and Vata imbalance. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance like night sweats, hot flashes, and emotional agitation occurs easily at this time. The focus of the treatment is balancing Pitta and Vata, thus pacifying the hormonal imbalance.

Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Reduced self-esteem and libido
  • Headaches and irritability
  • Tiredness, aches and pains
  • Reduced sleep and memory loss
  • Urinary frequency and vaginal dryness
  • Hot flushes and night sweats

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

Treatments may include
  • Diet and regimen to balance the Pitta and Vata
  • Internal medication to balance the hormones
  • Oil massage therapy – Pizhichil
  • Herbal bolus massage treatments
  • Panchakarma therapies
  • Breathing exercises and Hatha yoga

 



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