Menopause: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment with Homeopathy


Menopause: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment with Homeopathy

Abstract –
Menopause is a natural progression in a woman’s life. Some women sail through this transition period with no great difficulties, for others the menopause can be a hormonal roller-coaster and a particularly unpleasant time. As each woman’s journey through the menopause is unique, and due to the complex nature of the symptoms that can be experienced, Homoeopathy by its gentle individualizing approach can offer a healthy life in both mental and physical plane without side effects
Keyword: Menopause, Homeopathy, Hormones, mental symptoms,Complication,Age
Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation at the end of reproductive life due to loss of ovarian follicular activity. It is a period of Unpredictable hormone fluctuations which results in long term symptomatic and metabolic complication. The World Menopause Day is held every year on 18th October around the globe. The theme of this day is to raise awareness of the impact menopause can have on women’s everyday life.
The age of menopause ranges between 45-55 years, so in this age group, stress in life will be more, stress along with hormonal changes in the body may result in the mood swings or, in more severe cases, even to depression. Aside from the huge part these hormones play in the reproductive system, they also play a huge part in your feelings of general wellbeing. As well as many other things, estrogen stimulates serotonin and beta-endorphins which are associated with positive mood states.It makes sense that as the hormone levels fluctuate, many women feel the affect strongly, and can feel depressed, anxious and experience mood swings. Women will be spending 1/3 rd of life span in the period of estrogen deficiency state with long term symptomatic and metabolic complication.
It is also called as ‘Climacteric’ or change of life. It can extend over many years, from peri-menopause through menopause and post –menopause. A majority of women experience some symptoms during this dynamic but temporary glandular adjustment process. But once you accept it as natural process, it will not become a ‘change of life ‘ but the ‘healthy phase of life.

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine, which aims to promote general health by boosting your own natural healing capacity. With the holistic approach, Homoeopathy, not only treats the disease but ‘Man’ in disease..
It is an important remedy during the menopause, and is often called for in women who have never felt well since the onset of menopause. Haemorrhages, Fainting Weakness, Melancholy, Periods profuse. Generally worse before menses, and pains and mood better once the flow starts. Hot flushes, with headaches, palpitations and hot sweats. Headaches, beginning at the back and passing over to the front of the head with burning sensations. Hypersensitive to touch. Some nausea, diarrhoea or haemorrhoids. The left ovary can also be painful and swollen, and there may be prolapsed uterus. Women may be asthmatic since reaching the menopause. They generally feel worse in the mornings, can’t stand the heat and are hypersensitive to any tight clothing at the neck or waist.

Women with hormonal symptoms who may have used the Pill, and also useful for symptoms during the menopause. It pretty well covers the whole range of physical and mental symptoms around menopause. Folliulinum can help restore the will and re-empower the person. It is generally seen after this remedy that the person takes control of her life again, finds her own identity, becomes her own rescuer and won’t allow herself to be used ever again. It allows people to break the patterns from the past that they find hard to change.
It is a very useful remedy during the menopause for pale, flabby, relaxed and chilly patients tired by overwork. Hot flushes, with burning sensations in the vertex. Head and neck wet with perspirations, worse during sleep. Metrorrhagia and uterine fibroids, sometimes with marked uterine haemorrhages. She will be anxious about the future, about her health.

Flushes of heat and sweat in a warm room. The limbs and abdomen very cold .She suffers from cold when uncovered and copious sweat when covered.

There is perfectionism evident in women needing this remedy. They perform well. During menopause they may notice heart palpitations, their hair falling out, and while their head may feel hot, their hands and feet may be cold.
Menopause is a normal physiological event taking place in a women’s life, sudden withdrawal of hormones will result in physical and mental changes in her life, it is very difficult to tackle this sudden changes.Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine, which aims to promote general health by reinforcing the body’s own natural healing capacity. It does not treat physical, emotional, mental or even spiritual illnesses separately, but regards them all as being interconnected. With the help of homoeopathy, we can bring the emotional balance in the equilibrium, on the level of soul, mind and body.

About the author

Dr Sreevidhya JS

Done MD IN paediatrics,Presently Working as an associate Professor in Obstetrics&Gynaecology department in MNR Homoeopathic Medical College,Telangana State,Having 6 years 8 Months Of teaching Experience.Written Articles in Various homoeopathic journals,Assistant editor in international journal of homoeopathic science journal