Menstrual Complaints

Menstrual Complaints

Menses can affect a woman's mood throughout her lifetime. Sometimes the impact on mood can affect a woman's quality of life. Many times the symptoms that result can be managed with Ayurvedic internal medicine and/or Panchkarma therapies.

Premenstrual mood changes

Once a young woman starts menstruating, she may begin to experience emotional changes around the time of her period. 75% of women with regular period cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms before their periods. Premenstrual syndrome or PMS affects 30% to 80% of women.


Psychological symptoms of PMS

Physical symptoms of PMS

Anger Sleep disturbance
Irritability Increased appetite
Anxiety Abdominal bloating
Sensitivity to rejection Breast tenderness
Sense of feeling overwhelmed Headaches (sometimes known as menstrual migraines)
Social withdrawal Muscle aches and joint pain
  Swelling of extremities

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD is a more severe form of PMS. It affects 30% to 80% of women of reproductive age.

Symptoms of PMDD include:

Severe Irritability

Depression

Anxiety

Mood Swings

The causes of PMS and PMDD are not known, but research shows that they are based in the Body as well in the Mind. Women who experience PMS and/or PMDD do not have higher levels of hormones compared to other women. Instead, women with PMS and/or PMDD may be extra sensitive to normal hormonal changes.

Testimonials

Patients Name: Miss S.Khedgikar (28)
(Pune)
(Irregular Menses & Obesity)

I came to Dr. Aarti in February 2015, for my Irregular Menses and Obesity. Before five years my weight was 62 kg, but due to my personal stress and job schedule my Menses was Irregular (2-3 months). Along with this I was facing Fissures, Dry & Patchy Skin,...
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Treatments:

Internal Medication given by our centre help the female in any age group (from menarchae to menopause) for menstrual complaints, PMS (Pre menstrual Syndrome) and PMDD.

Ayurvedic formulation of natural Iron and  Calcium which is derived from natural resources in nature to reduce PMS     symptoms and also will be effective in Total Female Health (Skin care, Hair care, Weight, Indigestion and etc.)

Selective Internal Medicines, External and Internal Panchkarma Therapies will take care of your Easy Digestion,     Menstruation, Nutritional Deficiencies, Maintenance of good Mental State and your physique.

To support them with the help of Counseling sessions accordingly.

Hormonal Balancing Treatments which will give new life to Thyroid, Ovaries and other Female organs.


Lifestyle changes may help make the symptoms of PMS and PMDD better. We suggests that women:

Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation

Eat lesser amounts of caffeine, sugar and sodium

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Get plenty of sleep

Exercise more

Try counseling

For all women, simple lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and stress management are usually encouraged. These changes do not have risks and may help you.

Amenorrhoea

Amenorrhoea is defined as absence of menses. This is a normal (physiological) occurrence in girls before puberty (menarche), during pregnancy and breastfeeding (lactation) and following menopause. But failure to menstruate after puberty is called Amenorrhoea.

Causes

Pregnancy or breast-feedin Being very underweight caused by serious illness.
Extreme overweight (obesity). Developmental problems, such as the absence of the uterus or vagina.
Hormone imbalance produced by the hypothalamus/ pitutary disease Excessive amounts of the male hormone- testosterone.
Improper functioning of the ovaries. Intrauterine infection or endometritis.
Premature Menopause Chromosomal abnormality
Discontinuation of oral contraceptives. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus or tuberculosis.
Eating disorders. Stress or psychological disorders.
Excessive exercise. Drug abuse

Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia is unusually heavy or long menstrual periods. Menorrhagia can be a cause for concern because heavy bleeding can lead to an iron deficiency, and ultimately result in anemia. It may sometimes be accompanied by other symptoms, which may indicate that an underlying condition is present like acne, excessive hair growth and rapid weight gain.

According to Ayurveda, Vata is the main dosha responsible for this menstrual disorder. This disorder can be temporary or permanent. The disorder can even interfere with a woman's ability to get involved in routine activities like attending work and sleep.

Causes

The use of certain forms of contraception - Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
 
A disorder in which the tissue that lines the uterus becomes implanted outside the uterus(Endometriosis).
Uterine disorders, fibroids.
 
Adenomyosis is a condition in which glands from the endometrium become implanted in the uterine muscle and may cause unusually heavy periods.
Thyroid disorders. Having a slow thyroid (hypothyroidism) can lead to menorrhagia
 
Medications. The use of certain medications (e.g., anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory medications) may cause hormonal imbalances, resulting in heavy bleeding.

Dysmenorrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea, also known as painful periods or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. It usually begins in the pelvis or lower abdomen, may include back pain,     diarrhea or nausea. In young women painful periods often occur without any underlying problem, in older women it is more often due to an underlying issues such as     uterine fibroids, adenomyosis or endometriosis.

Many women never seek medical attention for dysmenorrhea. Self-medication with analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and direct application of     heat are common effective strategies.

Causes

In Ayurvedic view, generally menstrual problems are due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta doshas. A variety of causes may be responsible for this condition, however blood deficiency and increased toxicity in the body are the main causes.

White Discharge (Leucorrhoea)

Excessive discharge of a white, sticky, foul-smelling material from the vagina is called Leucorrhoea. This common problem may occur due to unhygienic conditions, infection of the genital tract or impaired immune function. In Ayurveda, Leucorrhoea is known as Shveta Pradar, where Shveta means ‘white’ and Pradar means ‘discharge’.

Causes

Excessive intake of heavy

oily, cold, sweet and dense foods

consumption of too much milk, butter, yogurt and cheese

overindulgence in sexual activity

repeated abortions or miscarriages

following improper diet and lifestyle during menstrual cycles

improper vaginal hygiene can cause leucorrhoea

Symptoms

Pain in the lumbar region

Weakness

Irritation and itching in the genital area

According to Ayurveda, the causative factors (especially food) mentioned above can result in aggravation of Kapha Dosha. This increased Kapha, along with other factors, can impair the Rasa\Dhatu (nutrient plasma) present in the vaginal tract, ultimately leading to the painless discharge of white colored fluid from the vagina.