Primary amenorrhea is the term used to describe the absence of a period in a young woman who hasn’t started menstruating by age 16. Amenorrhea is known as an Anartava in Ayurveda. It is a condition mentioned in the Prasuthi tantra (female-related diseases). Anartava is one of the symptoms of Vata imbalance.
- Breast Feeding (Lactation)
- Extreme weight loss by some serious illness
- Eating Disorder (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia, caused by nutritional deficiency and deterioration of the body tissues)
- Excessive Exercise or Stress
- Hormonal Imbalance or Problems involving the Pituitary, Thyroid, Ovary, or Adrenal Gland
Types of Amenorrhea
In Primary amenorrhea, Menarche does not occur even if the girl is over 16 Years. Primary Amenorrhea is associated withCryptomenorrhea (Imperforate Hymen)Congenital agencies of uterovaginal canal or uterus, septate vagina indicates congenital obstructive lesions in the genital tract. An infertile Uterus indicates Sex Chromosomal abnormality (Turners Syndrome)
Cessation of menses appears above 6 months following normal menstruation, associated with Anorexia, weight loss, and extreme emaciation indicating Anorexia Nervosa, Infertility, Obesity, and Polycystic Ovarian Disease.
Line Of Management in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda Scripture, Amenorrhoea is known as ‘Anartava’, which literally means the absence of ‘Artava’ (Monthly cyclical Bleeding or Menstruation), It’s a condition which is mentioned in ‘Stree Roga Chikitsa’(Female Related Disease), another name also there as ‘Nashta Artava’ i.e. ‘Nashta’ means ‘lost’, destroyed or missing’ while ‘Artava’ means Menstruation.
According to the ‘Charaka Samhita’ (Classic of Ayurveda), Due to aggravation of ‘Vata Dosha’, Gynecological disorder appears in women’s body, so the balance of ‘Vata-Dosha’ should be the first line of treatment in the case of ‘Anaratava’
Ayurveda believes causes of Amenorrhoea related to the condition of ‘Dosha’, like eating excessively cold, light, and dry foods or taking cold or fizzy drinks increase the ‘Vata’ energy in the body. The regular consumption and excessive intake of food that generates gas during digestion aggravate ‘Vata’.
In the female body, the Lower Pelvis or the seat of ‘Apana Vata’(one type of Vata among 5 types) is responsible for the elimination of menstrual blood, stool, urine, and reproductive fluids. Due to anxiety and stress ‘Apana Vata’ increases at the onset of menstruation. There are situations in which aggravated ‘Vata’ causes accumulation of toxins in minute channels, which carry the menstrual blood, and blockage of these channels causes Amenorrhea.
In Ayursathya Ayurveda, Treatment depends on the unique detoxification program called ‘Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment’, Herbal Treatment, Medicated Oil Massage (Vata Pacifying Drugs) and Steam (Abhyanga, Swedana), and Vasti (Medicated Enema), Shiro-Dhara(Head Poring Medicated liquid, like ‘Jatamamsi’ and ‘Bramhi’ Vata pacifying drugs) and Diet and Lifestyle advice as per disease condition and patient constitution.
Abhyanga (Medicated Oil Massage, Swedanam (Hot Fomentation), Vasti (Anuvasana Vasti or Uttar Vasti). Herbal Preparation like Aloe Vera Juice, Shatavari (the root of Asparagus racemosus), Vidari kand(Ipomoea digitate)Classical Ayurvedic formulation (Only as per the instruction of your Ayurvedic doctor) like Ashokarishta, Ashwagandharishtam, Kumaryasavam, etc..
Diet and Lifestyle Advice by ‘Ayursathya Ayurveda’
Spicy and hot diet, which is astringent, and acidic in nature, with garlic, onion, nuts, ginger, etc. Herbal teas are recommended. Spices like black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, fennel, ginger, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, clove, celery seed, salt, soya seed, and mustard seed can be used for garnishing the foods and should take in a regular diet. Milk and milk products are good but yogurt should be avoided. Excessive use of fried foods, heavy creams, and puddings increases ‘Kapha -Dosha’, so it should be avoided.
Do not undertake physical or mental work beyond your capacity, Negative feelings like stress and tension should be avoided. Disorder or Problem in reproductive organs like Uterus, Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes and Vagina.
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