Amenorrhea is the medical term for the absence of menstrual periods, either on a permanent or temporary basis. The menstrual cycle can be influenced by many internal factors such as transient changes in hormonal levels, illness, as well as external or environmental factors. Missing one menstrual period is rarely a sign of a serious problem or an underlying medical condition, but amenorrhea of longer duration may signal the presence of a disease or chronic condition.
CAUSES OF AMENORRHEA:
Disorders that affect any component of regulatory cycle can lead to amenorrhea. However, a common cause of amenorrhea in young girls sometimes overlooked or misunderstood is an undiagnosed pregnancy. Hypothalamic problems, anorexia, or extreme exercise can play a major role in causing amenorrhea.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
In case of primary amenorrhea, girl has not developed menstrual periods by age 16. In secondary amenorrhea, a women who has previously had menstrual cycle stops having menstrual periods for three cycles in a row. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance or male hormone excess can include irregular menstrual periods. Elevated prolactin levels as a cause of amenorrhea can results in galactorrhea, which is a milky discharge from the nipples that is not related to normal breastfeeding.
CAN AMENORRHEA BE PREVENTED?
Amenorrhea is a symptom and not a disease in itself. Therefore, amenorrhea can be prevented only to the extent that the underlying cause can be prevented. Amenorrhea that results from inborn conditions cannot be prevented, but which results from self-imposed dieting or intensive exercise is typically preventable.
HOMOEOPATHIC APPROACH TO AMENORRHEA:
Homoeopathic remedies helps in bringing back the normal menstruation. At AVI homoeopathy medicines provides significant results in treating delayed menses. Homoeopathic medicines for amenorrhea are natural, completely safe and effective in their action. The homoeopathic mode of treatment does not use any hormones or steroids and therefore, these medicines are not habit-forming in nature. In fact, Dr.Chaudhary has always focused on how to stimulate the body’s internal healing mechanism which responds by restoring its normal functioning.