Articles on menstrual cycle

The Power of Your Menstrual Cycle and PMS!

Dr. Disha Sridhar, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
How to be more powerful in your life by understanding your hormones and menstrual cycle.Most of us consider our menstrual cycle as a liability and do not appreciate its true value. But the truth is that our real power lies in our menstrual cycle. If only we start listening and learn from its signals.One of the reasons that mood changes in the premenstrual week aka PMS frequently doesn’t respond completely to attempts to change it with natural hormones, supplements, diet, and exercise is that there is an emotional component that goes with it that has an underlying and important purpose in a woman’s life.Dr. Hanley has worked extensively with this aspect of PMS because she believes that without it, full healing often can’t take place. Dr. Hanley approaches PMS, with all its emotional volatility, as an important guide, and teacher. She calls it the goddesses’ gift. Menstruation is a time in a woman’s cycle when she is especially sensitive and has access to her deeper levels of intuitive knowing. This knowing is often filled with pain in our culture because of all of the conflict women have with feelings they are not supposed to have. Women are not supposed to have anger. They are not supposed to be anything but sweet and nurturing, and this sets up a pattern of repressed emotions and guilt over those times when anger and frustration do boil over. The typical woman who visits our clinic with PMS aggravated or fueled by emotional conflict says, “I’m not myself. I can not just take it all in stride anymore. I’m angry, I’m agitated, I have really strong feelings, I 'm reactive, I’m a witch and a bitch! What is wrong with me?” Rather than judging her, I would say, “There’s nothing wrong with you! What you’re experiencing is an important teacher, and we’ll use all kinds of wonderful tools to help you learn about what’s underneath that anger, to appreciate and honor your sensitivity, and to balance your body so that you have control of this phenomenon.”PMS helps you to have a moment, or a day, or a week to have access to parts of yourself that are not necessarily sweet and happy or just pretending to be sweet and happy. PMS gives you a window of opportunity for identifying and working with these feelings.At one time in history, menstrual blood was not considered dirty or a “curse”; it was cherished as sacred and used in rituals and to fertilize the fields. A woman who was menstruating went to a special lodge with her sisters where her increased sensitivity and cyclic ability to tap into her deeper knowing was used to help guide the tribe or village.Today a sensitive menstrual woman is regarded as a liability, someone to be feared and avoided. In fact, at any point during the month when a woman expresses anger or irritation, she may be accused of having PMS. If she has a strong opinion she may be accused of being a “ball-buster”or of trying to be like a man, as opposed to just being smart or competent.However, sensitive also means more intuitive, more in touch, more creative, more spontaneous, and more unpredictable. When these attributes are expressed and appreciated, first and foremost by the woman herself, they tend to be expressed in a more positive way. When a woman’s loved ones also appreciate her more sensitive times, it’s a true gift.PMS may push a woman to understand that she does have limits and that those limits are not shameful; they are to be honored. Women need to recognize for themselves when they are neglected, abused, overworked, unappreciated, and not respected. They need to know that they aren't bad if they can’t stay up half the night with a sick child, go to work all day and be competent, and then come home and be cheery, nurturing, and selfless while they cook and do laundry and then stay up half the night again. Feelings that have been suppressed all month may flare up out of proportion premenstrually. Women who feel free to express and discuss their feelings and to implement their intuitive knowledge have a much better handle on their emotions when they are premenstrual. When women learn to respect and listen to their own intuitive knowledge, they are taking their first step in healing themselves. We at Truhealing ask women to search for that kernel of truth in their anger, their frustration, their volatility. They can search through dance, journals, painting, sculpture,dream journals, women’s groups, exercises such as yoga and tai chi, or any other creative form of expression that takes them deeper into themselves.As this process takes place, women learn to be excited and intrigued by their increased sensitivity and to look for the wisdom and creativity available to them. Women who access valuable knowing through a creative process and their intuition find that if they need to, they can later express this knowing in a more linear, rational, or logical way. Many times, women are parallel processors,processing and integrating a large amount of information at once in a non-linear, non-logical way: They just “know.” This is a gift and a strength, just as thinking in a linear, logical fashion is a strength (and yes, both men and women have the ability to do both kinds of thinking.)  Acknowledging and appreciating the greater sensitivity of a woman’s premenstrual time is a core issue that profoundly affects her overall physical, mental, and emotional health and well ­being. This is why it’s so counterproductive and often destructive to walk into a conventional medical doctor's office with the emotional complaints of PMS. If anti-depressants don’t fix the problem, you’ll be given a “crazy” label, and that results in an even more crazy-making. With some personal sleuthing and creativity, and a willingness to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, PMS can usually be brought into balance within a few months. If you can find a sympathetic and knowledgeable health care professional to work in partnership with you and help you monitor your progress, that’s wonderful. If not, you have to do some work on your own to create healing and balance yourself.Here are some of my tips:Take a daily multivitamin/ mineral that includes zinc, 10 mg; B complex (all of the B vitamins);vitamin C, 500– 1000 mg; magnesium, 300– 400 mg; vitamin E, 400 IU daily. In addition, takeVitamin B6, 50 mg daily.Eat a plant ­based, fibre­ rich diet of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes.Get some exercise every day.Keep a journal and allow yourself to notice the deeper levels of your anger and pain. Seek to resolve unresolved issues the rest of the month.Wishing you more feminine power!Dr. Dishawww.truhealing.com

Get Rid of PMS for Good!

Dr. Disha Sridhar, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
"And When She Was Good She Was Very, Very, Good, and When She Was Bad She Was Horrid."You see it all the time: That crazy, cranky, above else hungry female character depicted in movies and TV shows for decades on end. It's an overused stereotype that unfortunately represents how a large section of our society sees women during 'that time of the month', even today.  Why I find the depiction problematic is because it makes us believe that all of this is normal. We as women, also grow up believing that PMS is an inherent part of being a female and we are bound to suffer every month after month. Well, I am here to tell you, Its not true! PMS is a symptom of underlying hormone imbalance, which can be fixed and is totally preventable.What the is PMS?Even though it stands for 'pre'­menstrual syndrome, PMS doesn’t necessarily occur right before your period. The symptoms can present themselves any time between ovulation & menstruation, which is the second part of your monthly cycle- also known as your luteal phase. During this period a woman may experience everything and anything from bloating, ravenous hunger, acne or anxiety.But let me tell you, PMS is not normal. Its a sign of underlying hormone imbalance which can be corrected. The cause of this imbalance is usually-too much estrogen, coupled with low progesterone, and micronutrient deficiencies. All these coupled together can make your brain & body to go on an un­fun rollercoaster ride. Anything from imbalanced nutrition to unresolved relationships can disrupt the hormonal balance in your body. Despite the fact that many women now approach their doctors wanting to understand PMS and get help, there is still a belief among conventional practitioners that these symptoms are strictly hormonal or even worse psychological, and have nothing to do with a woman’s life, and that they can be “fixed.” They might simply prescribe oral contraceptives or antidepressants for women with PMS to control symptoms along with their cycles and emotions. However, it's important to understand the underlying problems by asking more questions about the woman's nutrition,personal & professional life. Symptoms of PMSPMS involves a wide variety of symptoms. Here are the most common:Abdominal bloatingAbdominal crampingAccident proneness, coordination difficultiesAcne, hivesAggression, rageAnxiety, irritability, suicidal thoughtsAsthmaBack painBreast swelling and painBruisingConfusionDepression, withdrawal from others, emotional labilityEdemaExacerbation of preexisting conditions (lupus, arthritis, ulcers, herpes, etc.)Fatigue, lethargyFainting (vasovagal syncope)Food binges, salt cravings, sweet cravingsHeadache, migraineHeart palpitationsInsomniaJoint swelling and painNauseaUrinary difficultiesThe key to making the diagnosis, however, the most important aspect is not the exact symptoms themselves, but the cyclic nature in which they occur.What do I do about it?Don't put your faith in pills and potions. They are no match for what is going on in your endocrine system . Further proof that there is no magic solution: Many women on birth control pills also struggle with PMS, even though they have the supposed cure all of synthetic hormones. I recommend a balanced approach to healing PMS, instead of just treating the symptoms. Many women are given symptomatic treatments for their PMS that, in the long run, do not work. To treat a woman’s headaches with painkillers, and her mood changes with antidepressants or antianxiety drugs is to ignore the underlying imbalance that leads to PMS in the first place. In addition, these treatments often have deleterious side effects of their own. There is no magic bullet for treating PMS, it needs a systemic and holistic approach.Take a balanced diet: Include leafy greens, sweet potatoes, coconuts and avocados in your diet.Eliminate caffeine. Even if you only drink one cup of coffee per day, eliminating caffeine can make a huge difference for some women.Get enough essential fatty acids in your diet. Nuts, seeds, Flax seed , evening primrose oil can help.Reduce stress. Women who practice meditation or other methods of deep relaxation are able to alleviate many of their PMS symptoms.Exercise. Get at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week. Brisk walking is all that is necessary.Listen to Your Body. The truth is, if you ignore your cyclic nature, disconnect from your body's wisdom and try to function as a linear being with the same drives, focus, and attitudes day after day, PMS will often be the result, no matter what you take to try to control it. If you don’t pay attention to the issues that come up premenstrually during the years when your periods are regular, it is likely that your symptoms will escalate during perimenopause. That’s why it is important to understand that every premenstrual issue is potentially related to a larger, deeper need that is not being met or that has been ignored for a long time. Having treated hundreds of women with PMS, I know that such a rethinking is needed. When we don’t acknowledge our needs, our bodies have to scream louder to get our attention.Wishing you a PMS FREE PERIOD!Dr. Dishawww.truhealing.com

Cycling for a Better Health

Dr. Yogesh Kumar, Ayurveda
To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment.Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day – for transport, recreation and sport.Cycling for health and fitness It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. Cycling is:Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.Health benefits of regular cyclingCycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. The health benefits of regular cycling include:increased cardiovascular fitness increased muscle strength and flexibility improved joint mobility decreased stress levels improved posture and coordination strengthened bones decreased body fat levels prevention or management of disease reduced anxiety and depression.Cycling and specific health issues Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.Obesity and weight control .Cycling is a good way to control or reduce weight, as it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns body fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, cycling must be combined with a healthy eating plan. Cycling is a comfortable form of exercise and you can change the time and intensity – it can be built up slowly and varied to suit you.Cardiovascular disease and cycling Cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack. Regular cycling stimulates and improves your heart, lungs and circulation, reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces blood fat levels.Cancer and cycling Many researchers have studied the relationship between exercise and cancer, especially colon and breast cancer. Research has shown that if you cycle, the chance of bowel cancer is reduced. Some evidence suggests that regular cycling reduces the risk of breast cancer. Diabetes and cycling The rate of type 2 diabetes is increasing and is a serious public health concern. Lack of physical activity is thought to be a major reason why people develop this condition. Arthritis and cycling Cycling improves strength, balance and coordination. It may also help to prevent falls and fractures. Riding a bike is an ideal form of exercise if you have osteoarthritis, because it is a low-impact exercise that places little stress on joints.Cycling does not specifically help osteoporosis (bone-thinning disease) because it is not a weight-bearing exercise.Mental illness and cycling Mental health conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety can be reduced by regular bike riding. This is due to the effects of the exercise itself and because of the enjoyment that riding a bike can bring.

7 Ways to Naturally Soothe Severe Menstrual Pain

Dr. Pradnya Aptikar, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Best wishes to all women on the occasion of International Women’s Day!                The menstrual cycle is the regular natural change that occurs in the uterus and ovaries that make the pregnancy possible during the productive age group i.e. 12 yrs. To 50 yrs.Menstrual cycle is a natural protection of the woman body. It is governed by hormonal changes. Hormones are governed by Emotions, Exercise and Timely food intake. These 3 factors maintain the biological clock of woman’s body. If it is timely then the menstrual cycle becomes regular (21 to 35 days is the range for normal menstrual cycle). The average menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days.But many women from their Menarche (onset of menses in childhood) suffer from severe pain; before or during menses; called as dysmenorrhoea. Pain radiates from lower back to lower abdomen, vagina, thighs and legs. Some feel severe headache, body ache and vomiting as premenstrual symptoms. All these symptoms make women very stressful. Broadly, there are two categories of Dysmenorrhoea—Pains because of anatomical pelvic pathology - E.g. Fibroids, Adenomyosis, Endometriosis etc.Pains in absence of pelvic pathology - E.g. Hormonal changes, Water retention, PCOD, etcFor the first category, women should take Doctor’s advice. Sonography will confirm the diagnosis. Woman may need surgical intervention. For the second category, here are some tips to naturally soothe severe menstrual pain:Exercise — Daily exercise will reduce the severity of pains; especially, Soorya namaskar, bending exercises, Yogasanas, swimming and running.WaterIntake — Drink ample of warm water or Cumin seeds decoction (Jeera boiled water), 7 days before the menstruation. That will reduce the water retention, congestion.SaltIntake — Before 7 days of menses, avoid extra salt in food stuffs and avoid salty food stuffs like pickles, papads, wafers, cheese, salty butter etc. This will also help in reducing water retention.Avoid --- some food stuffs, which may accelerate the pain like Chana dal, besan, potatoes should be avoided 7 days before menses.Daily --- Take Ajwain, dil seeds powder after meals with hot water. This home remedy will reduce the pain during menses.Local Applications — During Painful menses, one can apply Asafoetida (hing) mixed with little bit hot water on lower abdomen. Hot fermentations with hot water bag or heating pad on lower back and lower abdomen. Constipation increases the severity of pain. Hence, to reduce constipation, take 1 fist black currant. Add 400 ml water to it. Boil it. Reduce it up to 100 ml. filter it and drink it. You can eat boiled black currant also. With these remedies also, if anyone has no relief then it’s better to consult Gynecologist.

Tips to Avoid Pre Menstrual Pain and Pain During Menstrual Cycle

Dr. Yogesh Joshi, Ayurveda
It is many a times seen that ladies neglect their problem of Pre Menstrual pains.Most of them feel that pain during or in pre menstrual period is natural. Butaccording to ayurveda menstrual cycle is a natural thing and as urination,passing stools are natural process and no pain is there during the process menstrualcycle should also be a painless process. If anybody gets pain during urinationand passing of stools, the person immediately gets treatment or preventive measures,like that pre menstrual pain or pain during pain should also be treated, neverbe neglected. Some causes of Pre Menstrual pain andPain during menstrual CycleIrregular food habits.Stress.Physical stress duringmenstrual periods.Lack of proper sleep.Improper exercise schedule.Taking breakfast before bath.Improper sleeping schedule.Intake of more Junk food.Chronic Acidity.Chronic constipation &improper bowel habits.Improper dressing during menstrual cycle.Long traveling on bikes/scooters during menstrual cycle. Easy ways to avoid Pre menstrual pain or pain during menstrual cycles.Take food on time.Try to follow the time 8.30am-12.30pm -4.30pm – 8 pm.Avoid late night outs.Try to follow the time of sleep 10.30 pm to 6.30 am.Try to do regular exercise of suryanamaskar, walking and jogging.Take your breakfast after your bath only.Eat only when you are hungry.Drink water only when you are thirst. Avoid junk food, Chinese food, bakery products.Try to avoid use of jeans during time of menstrual cycle.Try to avoid traveling on Bikes/Scooters during the time of menstrual cycle.Take light food during the time of menstrual periods.Correct your problem of acidity /constipation and bowel moments ASAP.Try to wipe the floor of one room of your house by sitting on both legs as a part of exercise.Try to avoid mental stress / try to overcome stress.Regullary Detoxify your body in intervels through Ayurved Panchakarma Treatments.

10 Early Signs of Pregnancy

Dr. Jyotsna Gupta, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy. Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next.Fatigue - If you're suddenly exhausted, it might be a response to the increasing hormones in your body. Don't treat fatigue with excessive caffeine if there is a chance you may be pregnant.Sensitivity to certain Smells – Certain pleasant or unpleasant smells can make you nauseous. If you're repulsed by certain smells, or have an increased sensitivity to odors.Nausea and Vomiting – This is due to rising hormones levels in early pregnancyBreast Tenderness – Tender and heavy-feeling breasts, darkening of the areolas and even more pronounced veins on your chest can be a first sign that you're pregnant. Get a well fitted bra to ease the discomfort Frequent Urination – In early pregnancy the uterus grows and pushes on the bladder, triggering the urge to urinate more often.Shortness of Breath - This is because you need extra oxygen due to the growing embryo.Spotting and Cramping – This is due to implantation of the fertilized egg to wall of the uterus. Is it PMS or pregnancy? It's hard to tell, but if you're feeling crampy, it might be your uterus stretching to get ready for a baby.Mood swings- These are also related to changes in hormones.Constipation - The higher levels of the hormone progesterone can make you constipated. You swear you fit in your skinny jeans just last week. If you're feeling a little puffy or backed up, it might be extra progesterone due to pregnancy, which slows down your digestive system.Late Period- Many of the early signs of pregnancy are also symptoms of PMS. How to tell the difference? The most telling clue yet will be a missed period. If your cycle is fairly regular and you're late, you should head to the drugstore for pregnancy test kit or a gynecologistA pregnant woman could have all of these or maybe have only one or two. If any of these symptoms become bothersome, then visit your Gynecologist and Obstetrician for consultation.Dr. Jyotsna Guptahttp://gynecologist-delhi.webs.comhttps://www.facebook.com/gynecologistindelhi

Are You Pms-Ing? (All About Premenstrual Syndrome)

Dr. Jyotsna Gupta, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
75% OF WOMEN SUFFER from headaches, mood swings, bloating, and other problems that threaten their relationships, work life, and well-being.PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) has been known by women for many years. However, it is only for the past 30 or so years that pharmaceutical companies have targeted and created a market to treat this normal part of a woman's cycle as a disease.Premenstrual syndrome refers to the collection of symptoms or sensations women experience as a result of high hormone levels before, and sometimes during, their periods.One type of PMS is characterised by anxiety, irritability, mood swings & depression around cycle time, breast tenderness, vaginal dryness or itchiness, cyclic insomnia, night sweats & fatigue. These feelings are usually relieved with the onset of bleeding. Most likely, this type relates to the balance between oestrogen and progesterone. If oestrogen predominates, anxiety occurs. If there's more progesterone, depression may be a complaint.Sugar craving, fatigue and headaches signify a different type of PMS. In addition to sugar, women may crave chocolate, white bread, white rice, pastries, and noodles. These food cravings may be caused by the increased responsiveness to insulin related to increased hormone levels before menstruation. In this circumstance, women may experience symptoms of low blood sugar; their brains are signalling a need for fuel. A consistent diet that includes complex carbohydrates will provide a steady flow of energy to the brain and counter the ups and downs of blood sugar variations.Simple Steps to ease PMS1:   Take care of your diet.This means:Cut out caffeine.Stop eating refined flour, sugar, and processed foods.Stop drinking alcohol.Balance your blood sugar by eating protein, such as a protein shake, eggs, and nut butters, for breakfast.Eat evenly throughout the day and don’t skip meals.Don’t eat within three hours of bedtime.Increase fiber in your diet from vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains. Increase omega-3 fats by eating more fish and walnuts.Eat organic food, especially animal products, to avoid environmental estrogens from pesticides.2:   Take supplements.A number of supplements have been shown to help ease PMS symptoms by improving metabolic function and hormone metabolism. Here are the superstars:Calcium citrate.Vitamin B6 ,folate and vitamin B12.Evening primrose oilEPA/DHA (omega 3 fats)A daily dose of multivitamins (all the nutrients work together)Isoflavones from soyReplacing healthy bacteria in the gut also helps normalise oestrogen and hormone metabolism. Take 5 to 10 billion live organisms in a daily probiotic supplement.3:   Get moving.Exercise is very important for balancing hormones. Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, 4 to 5 times a week.4. Address stress.Dealing with stress is also critical. Take a hot bath at night, get a massage, try yoga, learn deep breathing or meditation.If your symptoms are severe and are affecting your daily life, you should consult a Gynaecologist for Medical intervention.Dr. Jyotsna Guptahttp://gynecologist-delhi.webs.com/

Tied in the Vicious Cycle of Stress and Bad Health? 3 Must Dos to Break the Cycle Now!

Dr. Vishwas Virmani, Physiotherapist
We encounter stress daily and we all know that it is inevitable, in fact most of the times its well beyond our control. We stress over little things from the colleague that doesn’t revert to an urgent email on time, to the maid turning up late, to the perpetual traffic problem. Stress in turns leads to bad health which leads to additional tension and ultimately can become like a vicious circle which cannot be broken.There are various types of stresses you may encounter in your life and there will be different reactions to each type. They may emotionally drain you ,be physically detrimental; what needs to be understood is how to deal with stress and ensure that we do not get stuck in a rut with no solution in the hand.Here are three simple life hacks you must adopt today to help you lead a more relaxed and fruitful life.1. Reformulate your equation with stressCareer, finances, work ,family andalmost everything can lead to stress and anxiety which can bog you down.Re frame your mind towards stress. You do not need to work differently, all it needs you is to face stress in a different manner. Start with accepting that there will be a number of things each day beyond your control and its okay.Ask yourself if the thing you are stressing about will matter after a few weeks or years. If the answer is no, then you know you are unnecessarily burning yourself up. Let it be. Get busy with things that you can actually change.2. Take up a hobby taking up a creative pursuit is not only relaxing, but helps us to focus on fun events that we often forget about in the daily grind. Whether it's painting ,drawing or dancing, even half an hour everyday is and will really help in relieving stress. Reading a book before going to bed is a great way to distress. It helps relax and helps to sleep as well.3. Get a dogKeeping a dog may itself sound stressful however a pet is a great stress buster that not only helps keep calm and relaxed, but also physically fit.Thus it's all about how we train our mind and react to strenuous situations and identifying better coping mechanisms.

Is Your Aunt Irma Late for Appointment !!!!

Dr. Geetanjali Jha, Homeopath
AMENORRHEAMenstrual regularity is a point of pride with many females, but only a handful of women fall into this category these days. Abnormalities of the monthly cycle are very common and a wide range of menstrual irregularities are faced by women all over the world.We shall cover one such irregularity at a time. Today's topic is Amenorrhea.  Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. It may be of 2 types Primary and Secondary.Primary Amenorrhea – It is the absence of menses and secondary sexual characteristics like breast development and pubic hair in a girl until the age of 16 years.Secondary Amenorrhea – It is the absence of menses in women who have been menstruating earlier but stops for more than a couple months later. Absence of menstruation during pregnancy is not counted as secondary amenorrhea, menopause is also ruled out.Symptoms of Amenorrhea –Milk production in women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.Increased hair growth.Vaginal dryness.Hot flashes and night sweating.Noticeable weight gain or loss may be seen.AnxietyIf you have any of the above symptoms in addition to absence of menstruation, please meet your gynecologist as soon as possible because the absence of menstruation is just a symptom which may be caused by an underlying problem.Homoeopathic Treatment –Homoeopathic treatment for amenorrhea cannot be carried out without knowing the underlying cause and without a full case history.Yoga Therapy –Asanas –1) Tadasan and Urdhva Hastasan.2) Uttanasan.3) Trikonasan.4) Halasan.5) Vipritkarni asan.6) Virasan.7) Janu sirasan.8) Mandook asan.Pranayam –1) Naadi shodhan pranayam (5-10 minutes)2) Ujjai breathing.3) Bhramri.4) Bandh ( Moolband, Uddiyan bandh, Jalandhar bandh) with deep breathing.5) Meditation and relaxation to get rid of stress.If you add the above yoga with a balanced diet,( make sure you are not anemic ) and take sufficient rest you may help your body heal faster. Medication may be needed based on the test reports.Wishing you health and happiness !