The Menopause is not a disease. It is one of the most significant events in a woman's life and brings in a number of changes that affect the life of a woman permanently. While some women sail thought this transition period with no great difficulties, for others the Menopause can be hormonal roller coaster.They undergo unpleasant symptoms before, during and after the outset of menopause. These are collectively turns as menopausal syndrome. Homoeopathy is a friend to women in almost all stages of her life and for menopausal syndrome, it has jewels in the form of it’s medicines to support women and offers relief from the distressing symptoms experienced during this phase.
Menopause is defined as the time of the final menstrual period, followed by 12 months of absence of periods, overall this so-called life changing phase in a woman's life can be vaguely divided as -
1. Perimenopause-Time from the onset of irregular menstrual cycles until the last menstrual period.
2. Menopause-cessation of menses.
3. Postmenopause- period following the final menses.
Age at Menopause is mostly genetically determined and is unaffected by race, socio-economic status, age at menarche or number of prior ovulations. Reason for early menopause:
1. Factors toxic to ovaries e.g.- smoking tobacco
2. Surgery on ovaries
3. Removal of uterus (hysterectomy)
Menopausal period may be characterized by:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Prolonged and heavy menstruation
- Episode of amenorrhea
- Decreased fertility
Symptoms such as hot flushes can cause use emotional distress, affecting quality and confidence of women's life. Hot flashes irritability, mood swings, insomnia, dryvagina, difficulty concentrating, mental confusion, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, osteoporotic symptoms, depression, headache, vasomotor symptoms,insomnia etc. Joint and muscle aches and pains, fluid retention, weight gain, breast tenderness, thinning hair, brittle or poor nail conditions and poor skin tone.
Homoeopathy has a wealth of remedy for menopausal syndrome. It works beautifully along with rhythmic cycle of women, and help her to age naturally. Each woman’s journey through menopause is unique, and due to Complex nature of commencement of menopausal symptoms, and individual approach through homoeopathy provides best results. Homoeopathy offers help with both physical and emotional symptoms in a gentle and effective way with no side effects.
Homoeopathic treatment along with balanced diet and exercise offers a positive choice for women seeking an alternative to help in minimising distress during the period of menopause.