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Sign and Symptoms of Amenorrhoea
What is Amenorrhoea?
The word Amenorrhea is having A prefix with menorrhea (The menstrual bleeding) meaning lack of menstrual bleeding.
Menstrual bleeding does happen when unfertilized ovum is ejected out of the reproductive system. It is carrying with it the unfertilized ovum, blood and cells from the lining of the uterus.
According to Ayurveda the phenomenon of menstrual bleeding is guided by the natural working of Pitta which is aided by the harmonious Apana Vata. As long as the working of Pitta is not affected by any other Dosha (The bio humor) menstrual bleeding will be with ease; not disturbing the woman physically or psychologically. Insomnia, mood swings are the results of Vata affecting the normal working of Pitta and weight gain during menses is the example of Kapha affecting Pitta’s workings.
Types of Amenorrhea:
According to modern sciences Amenorrhea is classified in two categories namely:
Primary: Caused by developmental problems such as the indigenous absence of uterus, or failure of ovary to receive or maintain egg cells; also shelve in pubertal development will lead to primary Amenorrhea.
Secondary: Caused by hormonal dementia from the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland or from premature menopause or intra uterine scar formation.
Causes of Amenorrhoea?
Amenorrhea is caused mostly by a Vata provoking lifestyle and thus Vata vitiating regimens of cold, dry and light foods along with a fast paced overwhelming lifestyle. Highly rajasic mental states such as excessive, fear, worry, and overwhelm contribute greatly to the disorder. The most common causes of Amenorrhea are:
Most frequent causes for missed periods is pregnancy. Other causes are:
- Inadequate nutrition
- Excessive exercise
- Emotional stress
- Extreme weight loss
- Various diseases
- Glandular diseases like pituitary or thyroid adenomas
There are still some cases of Amenorrhea where there is no apparent cause for the missed menstrual bleeding.
Etiopathogenesis of Amenorrhea
As stated earlier Pitta (with the assistance of Apana Vata) is the responsible bio humor for the normal flow of menstrual bleeding. When it is disturbed by other bio humors there is always some irregularity in its working. In case of Amenorrhea (Other than caused by Pregnancy) Vata is the main bio humor involved. The lower pelvis is the seat of Apana Vata. When Vata is not functioning normally.
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