Menopause means complete and permanent cessation of menstrual cycle in a woman for about consecutive 12 months. The average age period for menopause is somewhere between 45 to51 years. But it may come as early as 30 years or as late as 55 to 60 years. Menopause is a gradual process which may last for 2-3 years. It never sets in suddenly or overnight. Menopause can cause variety of problems in women such as
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Constant or intermittent headaches
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of libido
- Joint and muscles pain
- Insomnia or loss of sleep
Menopause is a very delicate period in any woman’s life. With series of above listed problems the life of a menopausal woman really becomes very difficult. She needs a strong familial support as well as support of medicines which ease off her troubles and help her sailing through menopause.
Most of the women earlier were taking HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy prescribed by their doctor. HRT used to help in ease of the symptoms by replacing the hormone in the body from outside as the ovaries stopped functioning and producing hormones for the body.
But, the research on HRT shows that it could increase the chances of heart attack, stroke or even cancers in women. So, most of the women either stop taking HRT or take HRT with constant fear and anxiety.
Role of homeopathy in menopausal problems:
Homeopathy can prove to be of a great help to a woman suffering from the menopausal symptoms. Homeopathic medicines work very well on symptoms like hot flashes, irregular menses, mood swings and various kinds of headaches and body aches.
Homeopathic medicines like Lachesis, Sepia, and Argentum Nitricum etc. are really found very useful for such patients.
Homeopathic medicines work by naturally restoring the body rhythm, providing the calming effect at mind level and bringing back the lost confidence and zeal of life in the menopausal woman.
It should be noted that homeopathic medicines should be taken by the patient from a qualified and well experienced homeopath who can select the medicine after studying patient’s physical, mental constitution, modalities and overall attitude of the patient towards life. Medicine selected after a detailed case study helps the patient of menopausal age to a great extent.