Brief Information About Menopause
The menopause is a pre-aging phase in a woman’s life. As women age beyond their youth, they undergo many physiological, emotional, hormonal and mental alterations. Menopause marks the onset of phase of life when menstruation gradually stops; the ability to reproduce naturally begins to diminish.
Between 45 to 55 years of age, many women observe that they no longer have periods regularly. Periods usually become less frequent over several months and eventually stops to occur. The change is not all of a sudden or a rapid event. With offset of menstruation, many other signs of maturity occur in the female body.
Causes of Menopause
Menopause is caused by a change in the secretion of body’s sex hormones, which occurs as one gets older. At certain age, the secretion of hormone estrogen drops, and the ovaries stop producing as an egg each month. Early menopause can occur at any age.
Early menopause can sometimes be caused by a treatment such as surgical removal of ovaries (oophorectomy), certain breast cancer treatments, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or due to any health issues such as the Down’s syndrome or Addison’s disease.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopausal symptoms can begin several months or even years before the periods stop and they persist for about 4 years after the last period. In some cases, the women experience the symptoms for much longer. The symptoms may not be disturbing in some women, but for others, the symptoms severely affect the day-to-day activities. One may experience heavier or lighter periods than normally experienced.
Some of the menopausal symptoms are:
- Hot flushes (or hot flashes or night- sweat, if they are occurring at night)
- Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
- Insomnia, or difficulty in sleeping
- Depression, crankiness or anxiety
- Reduced libido
- Lack of concentration
- Weight gain
- Hair fall
- Dry skin
- Bone depletion
Assessment of symptoms shows an increase of Vata dosha, which causes degeneration of bone (osteoporosis). Aggravation of Pitta dosha harms the native toxicity of blood thus, resulting in what is called hot flushes.
Post Menopause Care
After menopause, women are more prone to heart disease and osteoporosis. At this time, a healthy diet, regular yoga, and intake of some Ayurvedic formulation are essential. Intake of calcium is important to help keep bones strong. The menopause treatment center, like Parijatak Ayurveda, have specific formulation and therapeutic massages sessions which make you feel good at the difficult times of menopause.
Ayurvedic Health Care Treatments
Ayurvedic women’s health and menopause center take care and treat the various menopausal symptoms. The treatments include:
- Oral administration of medicated ghee is quite effective in this condition affected by Vata and Pitta’s condition.
- Purgatives based on suitable Ayurvedic formulation can soothe the aggravated Pitta humor and detox blood.
- Nasal administration of measured doses of medicated oils is prescribed.
- Certain therapies like Dhara, or the pouring of herbal decoction, and medicated buttermilk over the scalp is good.
- Ayurvedic medicines made from Cissus quadrangularis, Asparagus racemosus, cimicifuga racemosa, Dioscorea villosa, Terminalia arjuna, and coral powder are much beneficial in various problems associated with menopause.
- Diet must include fat-free dairy products, leafy vegetables, and onion but not spicy and salty food
- Daily sessions of meditation and yoga can make you feel the joy inside, thus keeping out depression.
At Parijatak an Ayurvedic menopause center, problems are treated with care. It is one of the most reliable Ayurveda healthcare centers in India. Contact the clinic for more information about menopause treatment.