Menopause is the stage in women’s life when her ovaries permanently stop producing ova (eggs) and oestrogen (female hormone), and as a result menstruation ends. Menopause occurs naturally between the ages of 40 and 55.
Why does it happen?
Menopausal symptoms are caused by lack of oestrogen, the female hormone. It is the increasing shortage of progesterone (a corpus luteum hormone) which accounts for such disturbances. In some cases the first climacteric afflictions such as hot flushes and mood swings are likewise attributed to the onset of changes in the hormonal balance. The gradual decrease of the ovarian functions leads to a lack of oestrogens and progestagens. This shortage of hormones in turn affects the hormonal cycles because of failure in the feedback mechanisms.
What are the symptoms?
Psychic and physical factors vis a vis ageing:
Psychic and physical factors also significantly. The intensity of feeling of self-worth and personal identity varies. Changes can be felt in the following areas:
Does every woman suffer from menopause?
No, about 15% of women have no disturbance to their health. The majority has some mild symptoms that are not too distressing. Twenty-five percent of the women have symptoms that disrupt their lives and health.
There are wide range of medicines to manage the symptoms of menopause. Homoeopathic physician treats these cases by considering symptoms, constitution, modalities, miasm, etc. Some of the frequently used medicines are Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica, Colocynthis, Conium Maculatum, Iodium, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Sulphur and others. Based on individuality and the totality can decide the well indicated homoeopathic remedy. Along with the selected medicines, homoeopaths prescribe Klimaktolan which covers the majority symptoms of menopause. Please consult your local physician for the correct medicine and dosage.
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