Category: Irregular Menses

COMPLICATIONS OF IGNORING IRREGULAR PERIODS IN YOUNG AGE

Abstract

Monthly shedding of the uterus lining is called menstruation. Pattern of a normal menstrual cycle is different for different women. On an average a woman has her periods every 28 days, but if it takes longer or shorter than this, from 21 to 40 days, it is considered to be normal. So, track your menstrual cycle and find out what is normal for you. Having your first period is called Menarche. A girl can have menarche anywhere after the age of 10, average is 12 years.

Premenstrual syndrome

What does your body go through during the menstrual cycle?

Rise and fall of hormone estrogen and progesterone plays a major role in menstruation. The specified events are as follows:

  • Menstrual phase: This phase lasts for 3 to 5 days. During this time the lining of the uterus is shed out through vagina.
  • Follicular phase: This phase lasts from day 6 to 14. In this phase the estrogen level rises and is responsible for making the uterus lining to grow and thicken. Moreover, FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) is responsible for growth of follicles in the ovary.
  • Ovulation: It occurs at about day 14, during this phase Luteinizing Hormone (LH) increases resulting in release of an egg from ovary.
  • Luteal Phase: The time from day 15 to 28 is called Luteal phase. During this phase after releasing from the ovary, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus. During this phase the progesterone hormone rises to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. A woman can become pregnant if the egg gets fertilized by a sperm and attached to the inner lining of the uterus. But if pregnancy doesn’t happen there is a fall in the level of estrogen and progesterone and the uterine lining is shed during the menstrual period.

It’s Important to have a track of menstrual cycle

It’s good to keep a record of what is normal for you and to identify the regularity of your periods. In order to keep a track, have a note of the following things regularly every month:

  • Start date: It’s important to note the start date of periods every month.
  • End date: How long does it last, whether for longer or shorter duration?
  • Flow: Notice if it is lighter or heavier or are there any blood clots.
  • Pain: Keep a record if there is any cramping pain present.
  • Any other changes: Have a note of any mood or behavioral changes or any other changes in body should be jotted down carefully.

MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES IN YOUNG GIRLS

During the first few years of menarche it’s normal to have heavy, irregular and painful periods. It’s a rare condition to have any underlying disease and the symptoms improve as the age increases. The immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis is responsible for this irregularity during the first few years of menarche.

Although the initial years of the menstrual cycle are said to be irregular, it still needs not to be ignored because heavy and prolonged periods for weeks can lead to anemia or rarely cardiovascular collapse. Due to raised levels of a hormone called prostaglandins, periods become painful that need to be managed.

Do not ignore if the following symptoms persists:

  • Flow or spots between the periods
  • Heavy flow
  • Flow that lasts longer than usual
  • Cramping

CAUSES OR THE IRREGULAR PERIODS

As discussed earlier it could be normal to have little irregularity in initial years, but if it persists then serious consideration is neededas it could be due to underlying disease. Following are the common causes:

  • Eating disorder: The girls having eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia are more likely to have irregular periods. It is because with these disorders the body is not able to produce enough hormone that controls the menstrual cycle.
  • Diabetes: Uncontrolled blood sugar level affects the normal menstrual cycle.
  • Medications: There are few medications that are said to affect the normal menstrual cycle like antipsychotics or anti-epileptics.
  • Hyperprolactinemia: When there is increased prolactin, known as protein hormone, the girl may have irregular periods.
  • Polycystic ovaries: Girls having polycystic ovarian syndrome experience irregular periods.
  • Stress: It has manifold effects on the body but regarding menstruation a girl may have delayed or missed periods.

SYMPTOMS TO BE CONSIDERED CAREFULLY

  • Delayed periods for over 90 days
  • Sudden irregular periods
  • Prolonged periods for over a week or 21 days
  • Having a heavy periods
  • Having periods in between the menstrual cycle
  • Most painful periods.

COMPLICATIONS IF YOU IGNORE IRREGULAR PERIODS

Although a fair amount of girls pass through the initial phase of menstrual irregularities, there are few in which irregularity persists and if ignored can lead to some complications known as PMS (premenstrual syndrome).Symptoms of PMS include: headache, tender breasts, pelvic pain, premenstrual tension, bloating, mood swings, sleep disorder, clumsiness, behavioral changes, and change in sexual desire.

SOME HOME REMEDIES AT YOUR RESCUE

Finding an underlying cause for irregular periods is a must but here are few home remedies that are proved to be very beneficial which are as follows:

  • Practice Yoga: Yoga has proved to be very effective in making the menstrual periods regular. It reduces menstrual pain, fights with depression and anxiety and improves quality of life.
  • Add ginger in diet: Ginger is known to treat irregular diet. It is advised to take 750 mg of ginger powder during the menstruation period to have pain free time.
  • Cinnamon: consumption of cinnamon is known to be effective in managing PCOS, reducing menstrual bleeding and pain.
  • Vitamins: normal level of vitamin D and vitamin B has a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: In order to be fit one has to exercise regularly.

HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP

Ayurved holds a view that Vata dosha governs the menstrual cycle. Whenever an irregularity in menstrual cycle occurs there is a hindrance to the free flow of vata. In order to bring back the vata to flow freely the Ayurvedic practitioners suggest some lifestyle and dietary changes along with pure herbal remedies.

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Let Nature Help You in Healthful Living Even After Menopause

ABSTRACT

Every Woman in their life goes through both physical and mental changes. Their body goes through several changes like having periods, getting pregnant, and after that menopause. At every stage of life, women forget to take care of their health and issues, we feel embarrassed talking about our personal health issues. We all know that menses causing problems but no one talks about the problem faced by women after menopause when their menstrual cycle has completely stopped. Yes, you heard it correct women also go through changes and difficulties during their menopausal time. This should not be ignored and let’s discuss more the changes and difficulties they face.

INTRODUCTION

Menopause occurs when the women stop bleeding for 12 months straight and after that, they cannot become pregnant naturally. It commonly occurs after the age of 45 to 55 years but can also occur after or before that. About 1 percent of women begin to experience menopause even before the age of 40. There are three stages which every woman goes through and that is:-

  • Peri-menopause, where they start to experience irregular menses like they may skip menses or periods, appears late. The flow of menses become lighter or heavier.
  • Menopause where the menstruation cycle does not appear for one year straight.
  • Post-menopause when the periods have not appeared even after one year.

Symptoms of menopause

SYMPTOMS FACED AFTER MENOPAUSE

Every woman experiences different and unique problems. Symptoms may occur suddenly which would last for a shorter period of time. Clinical symptoms seen are

1. Endocrine System

Menopause causes a lack of estrogen and progesterone which leads to hot flushes. Hot flush results in a sudden feeling of hotness where the skin becomes flushed, red along with sweating. They may last for a minute or longer than that. Hot flushes can be triggered by consuming hot and caffeine beverages.

Menopause results in weight gain because the body tries to collect energy more and it won’t burn calories.

2. The Reproductive System

The ovary stops to produce eggs and the women can’t get pregnant anymore. The vagina becomes dry which affects their sexual life because there is a lack of lubrication. The breast becomes less and hair becomes thin with increase hair growth on the face, chest, neck, and upper back.

3. Excretory System

Due to lack of estrogen level the bladder may become sensitive and they may suffer from urinary incontinence. They may leak urine while laughing or working out or having frequent urge to pass urine.

4. Nervous System

Lack of menstrual cycle may also affect the overall mood of the women. Sometimes they might feel happy and in the next few seconds, they might feel sad. Mood swing is very common and causes irritation where they might experience depression and anxiety.

They suffer from insomnia and sleeping becomes a challenge for them. For an unknown reason, this also affects their memory where they forget things very easily.

5. The Cardiovascular System

Estrogen gives a protective effect to the heart and low levels increase the risk of developing the cardiovascular disorder. The lack of estrogen may result in high cholesterol which increases the risk of a heart attack.

6. Skeletal System

Reducing bone density is very common after menopause. Women have a greater risk to have osteoporosis as compared to men.

7. Muscular System

The rate of losing the muscle mass increases and the joint becomes achy and itchy.

WHAT CAUSES MENOPAUSE?

It is a natural process which is faced by every woman and they produce fewer hormones. The levels of a hormone which decreases are

  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • LH (Luteinizing hormone)
  • FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone)
  • Other reasons for menopause include injury or surgical method which includes
  • Oophorectomy where the ovaries are removed surgically.
  • Pelvic radiation
  • Injury of the pelvic which may have damaged the ovary.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE MENOPAUSE?

Firstly you will notice the absence of menstrual cycle for one month straight and other test includes

  • A blood test which determines the level of Estrogen and FSH.
  • Other blood tests include
  • KFT (Kidney function test)
  • TSH (thyroid function test)
  • LFT (Liver function test)
  • BLP (Blood lipid profile)
  • hCG test will help in confirming the levels of progesterone, testosterone, and Prolactin

AYURVEDIC VIEW ON MENOPAUSE

In Ayurveda menopause is considered as “Rajonivrutti” which means end of the “Artava Pravrutti” that is the menstruation has stopped. Menopause is caused due to violation of the Vata Dosha further leading to an imbalance of all the three Dosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). One of the excellent herbs which can be given to any woman from menarche to menopause is pure extract of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari main quality is that it is Guru (heavy), Snigdha (unctuous) which tastes both Madhur (sweet) and Tikta (Bitter) form. It has Madhur (Sweet) resultants/Vipak. Its therapeutic effect is Rasaya meaning rejuvenation. It helps in balancing the Vata and Pitta Dosha and puts effect on Rasa, Rakta and Shukra dhatu.

Shatavari can be applied both internally and externally. It helps in reducing weakness and helps in toning the nerves. Due its laxative and astringent property, it is very effective for indigestion. It acts as Rakta Dhatu which is helpful in bleeding disorders and also works as a cardiac tonic. Helps in promoting lactation and reduces the risk of threatened abortion, suppressed lactation, menorrhagia, and also increases sperm count. Consumption of Shatavari helps in giving strength to the urinary tract and reduces the risk of developing UTI or UI especially noted in menopausal women.

NATURAL TREATMENT BY PLANET AYURVEDA THROUGH THEIR HERBAL MEDICINE

Planet Ayurveda gives 100 percent pure herbal medicine. All the medicine is vegetarian and is free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives. Each and every herbal remedy is clinically tested and made under the supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors. They are all safe to use and free from side effects.

These are the list of Herbal Medicine

  1. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT
  2. PRADARANTAK CHURNA
  3. NARI KALYAN CHURNA

menopause herbal treatment

Alternative Treatment for menopause

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Female Health Support

It is made from one of the excellent herbs called Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) and Ashoka (Saraca indica) which helps in supporting female health totally. It is very useful for women who have menstrual problems or are going through the menopausal phase. It is useful in balancing the hormones and aids in reducing excessive bleeding. Female health support helps in female infertility and improves sexual desire.

Dosage: – One to Two capsules twice daily with water after meals

2. Pradarantak Churna

It is a combination of herbs like Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) etc which are very effective in leucorrhea and excessive bleeding. Regular use helps in reducing the ailments like hot flushes, heaviness in the breast, painful legs, and fatigue which is commonly faced after menopause. This herbal formulation is also very helpful in ovarian cyst and premenstrual syndrome.

Dosage:– One to two teaspoonfuls twice daily with water

3. Nari Kalyan Churna

This churna is composed of herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) and many more. Especially it is given to young girls who lack nutrition. It is one of the best herbal supplements during the menopause phase and helps in treating low bone density. Improves memory health and reduces weakness, anxiety, stress also blood pressure.

Dosage: – One to two teaspoonfuls twice daily with water

Healthy Tips for Women after Menopause

  • Eats food that is rich in Calcium and Vitamin D like green leafy vegetables, tofu, beans, yogurt, milk, etc in your diet
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight by doing regular exercise or yoga which is more effective.
  • Avoid too much spicy or sugary foods
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeinated drinks as it will trigger the symptoms
  • Eat flaxseed, sesame seeds, or soybeans which will help in maintaining the blood pressure, cholesterol levels and will also help in reducing hot flushes.
  • Drink adequate amount of water which will help in reducing bloating and also weight loss.
  • Never skip meals or follow a strict diet because it will lead to a deficiency of nutrition and resulting in more complications.

CONCLUSION

Somewhere in life every woman goes through this phase and it is important for them to maintain good health even after menopause. Planet Ayurveda provides naturally way to treat all the ailments faced after menopause, all the herbs as mentioned above are safe to use and does not produce any other complication. Your health is your priority whether you are having your menstrual cycle or not and all women have the right to live a healthy life even after menopause.