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Menopause - How Homeopathy Can Treat It?

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Menopause - How Homeopathy Can Treat It?
The disruption of the normal female cycles of menstruation and ovulation after the age of 45 and the loss of her ability to conceive naturally is known as menopause. The associated symptoms of menopause are heat flushes, insomnia, weight gain, depression, nausea and fatigue. While hormone replacement therapy is the most common procedure to provide relief from menopausal symptoms, natural homeopathic remedies can also be used for the same. These remedies are completely safe as opposed to hormone replacement therapy which has a number of side effects.

The following homeopathic medicines and remedies can be used to treat menopause:

1. A balanced diet which provides you with optimal nutrition can be helpful in treating menopausal symptoms. When you get enough vitamins and minerals, the physical discomfort caused by the symptoms can be reduced greatly.

2. Phosphorus can help with migraines, extreme sweating, numb hands, fast pulse, memory problems and dry and itchy skin. Foods high in phosphorus content are meat, fish, cheese, nuts and seeds of pumpkins, sunflowers etc.

3. Excessive deposition of fat can interfere with the hormonal cycles and cause imbalances in the level of estrogen and progesterone. So, regular yoga and exercise can be helpful.

4. Amylenum nitrosum can provide relief from profuse sweating, shortness of breath and palpitations.

5. Phytoestrogen or dietary estrogen is a compound found in foods such as soybeans, oats, barley, carrots, fenugreek, rice etc. Phytoestrogen can provide natural relief from menopausal symptoms.

6. Aurum metallicum is used to get the tissues and organs to function normally again and control feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.

7. Aconitum napellus (wolf's bane) is a flowering plant and its extracts can reduce panic attacks, heat flushes, over excitability and depressive symptoms.

8. Argentum nitricum is a nitrate compound of silver which is used to control excessive bleeding in the pre-menstrual stages.

9. Belladonna (deadly nightshade) is beneficial for a large number of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, insomnia, frequent urination, osteoporosis, abnormal weight gain and other nervous disorders.

10. Bryonia alba, a flowering plant, is used as a remedy for vaginal infections, rashes and vaginal dryness that are common during menopause.

11. Natrum muriaticum, in small amounts, helps to reduce stress. Stress can cause problems in thyroid function, cognitive functioning, digestive system functioning and it can elevate blood pressure levels rapidly.

12. Nux vomica (strychnine) is a common homeopathic medicine for nausea, vomiting and indigestion. These problems are seen frequently in menopausal women, especially after meals at night.




Hysterectomy - Know The Emerging Conservative Alternatives To It

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Hysterectomy - Know The Emerging Conservative Alternatives To It
Like most things in life, the uterus also has both good and bad sides to it. It is a symbol of womanhood and also carries the developing baby. The bad side is that it brings with it (and its appendages) many problems including dysfunctional uterine bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterovaginal prolapse, adenomyosis, a pelvic pain of unknown origin, cancer of the uterine cavity and other obstetric complications.

Hysterectomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures and ensures complete relief from these symptoms. There are however, multiple procedures, which can be used to manage these conditions without having to resort to removal of the uterus. This can help in preventing complications from hysterectomy including prolonged recovery, infertility in women of childbearing age and loss of womanhood.

Read on to know some of the emerging conservative alternatives to hysterectomy:

Myomectomy: Where there are fibroids, which are in the smooth muscles of the uterus and show symptoms like pain and discomfort. In these, it is advisable to go for a myomectomy. This removes only the fibroid, leaving the uterus in place. It can be done in one of the 3 ways traditional surgical process through an incision; laparoscopically through minute incisions; and then through vagina. In all these, only the fibroid is removed and sent for biopsy to confirm it is benign. It is less invasive, requires less recovery time and helps retain the uterus.

Uterine endometrial ablation: In cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding or menorrhagia with no fibroids, the lining of the uterus could require removal. In these women, thermal balloon ablation, cryoablation, and radiofrequency ablation can be used. A small amount of extreme heat or cold or radio frequency waves are used to remove the uterine lining, thereby managing symptoms.

Uterine artery embolization: In women with fibroids, the feeding arteries could be cauterised to ensure blood supply is stopped so that fibroid growth is stopped. With very promising success rates, this is gaining popularity as a conservative method.

Laparoscopy and endometriosis excision: In endometriosis, where the uterine tissue is growing in areas outside the uterus, it could be removed laparoscopically after identifying the area of growth on ultrasound and laparoscopy.

Vaginal pessary: In women with uterine prolapse, the uterus drops from its normal position, pushing against the vaginal walls. This can be due to vaginal childbirth, age, smoking and obesity. Vaginal pessary is where a removable device is placed into the vagina to prevent it from falling down. It is a temporary solution, but very useful in holding the uterus in place and relieve symptoms partially or completely.

In all these, medical management (painkillers and hormone replacement), stress and weight management, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol are also essential.

Menopause And Homeopathy

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Menopause And Homeopathy
The disruption of the normal female cycles of menstruation and ovulation after the age of 45 and the loss of her ability to conceive naturally is known as menopause. The associated symptoms of menopause are heat flushes, insomnia, weight gain, depression, nausea and fatigue. While hormone replacement therapy is the most common procedure to provide relief from menopausal symptoms, natural homeopathic remedies can also be used for the same. These remedies are completely safe as opposed to hormone replacement therapy which has a number of side effects. The following homeopathic medicines and remedies can be used to treat menopause:
1. A balanced diet which provides you with optimal nutrition can be helpful in treating menopausal symptoms. When you get enough vitamins and minerals, the physical discomfort caused by the symptoms can be reduced greatly.
2. Phosphorus can help with migraines, extreme sweating, numb hands, fast pulse, memory problems and dry and itchy skin. Foods high in phosphorus content are meat, fish, cheese, nuts and seeds of pumpkins, sunflowers etc.
3. Excessive deposition of fat can interfere with the hormonal cycles and cause imbalances in the level of estrogen and progesterone. So, regular yoga and exercise can be helpful.
4. Amylenum nitrosum can provide relief from profuse sweating, shortness of breath and palpitations.
5. Phytoestrogen or dietary estrogen is a compound found in foods such as soybeans, oats, barley, carrots, fenugreek, rice etc. Phytoestrogen can provide natural relief from menopausal symptoms.
6. Aurum metallicum is used to get the tissues and organs to function normally again and control feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.
7. Aconitum napellus (wolf's bane) is a flowering plant and its extracts can reduce panic attacks, heat flushes, over excitability and depressive symptoms.
8. Argentum nitricum is a nitrate compound of silver which is used to control excessive bleeding in the pre-menstrual stages.
9. Belladonna (deadly nightshade) is beneficial for a large number of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, insomnia, frequent urination, osteoporosis, abnormal weight gain and other nervous disorders.
10. Bryonia alba, a flowering plant, is used as a remedy for vaginal infections, rashes and vaginal dryness that are common during menopause.
11. Natrum muriaticum, in small amounts, helps to reduce stress. Stress can cause problems in thyroid function, cognitive functioning, digestive system functioning and it can elevate blood pressure levels rapidly.
12. Nux vomica (strychnine) is a common homeopathic medicine for nausea, vomiting and indigestion. These problems are seen frequently in menopausal women, especially after meals at night.




Endometriosis - 5 Things You Should Know About It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Diploma In Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Nagpur
Endometriosis - 5 Things You Should Know About It!
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder where the tissue lining of the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is caused most commonly by menstrual blood flowing back in the Fallopian tubes, instead of leaving the body. This endometrial tissue may then leak into the abdomen through a surgical scar or cut in the uterine lining, leading to endometriosis.

Here are five things you should know about this condition:

It is hard to diagnose
The first roadblock to diagnosing endometriosis is that though it is a very common condition, there is a lack of knowledge about it. The classic symptoms include heavy periods, painful bowel movements and urination, depression, fatigue and pain all over the body. The only way to correctly diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy or keyhole surgery.

Endometriosis is not equal to infertility
One of the myths surrounding endometriosis is that it causes infertility, however, this is not true. When treated properly, endometriosis does not affect your fertility, and it is still safe for you to have children. At the same time,you should also know that being pregnant does not cure the condition.

It can reduce your sex drive
One of the symptoms of endometriosis is chronic pain all over the body. This, coupled with fatigue and depression can reduce your sex drive drastically. Additionally, the act of intercourse itself also becomes painful for women suffering from endometriosis. This pain can be managed witEndometriosis is a common gynecological disorder where the tissue lining of the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is caused most commonly by menstrual blood flowing back in the Fallopian tubes, instead of leavh the use of pain relievers, or by experimenting with positions, which is most comfortable for you.



Some women have a higher risk of endometriosis

The exact cause that triggers the endometriosis is still unknown. However, certain factors are said to raise the risk of endometriosis, such as:

1, Genetics: Endometriosis may be passed genetically from generation to generation.

2. Pelvic infections: Scarring of the uterine walls via infections or surgeries can give the menstrual blood that falls back to the Fallopian tubes a way out of the uterine cavity, and hence, lead to endometriosis.

3. Short Menstrual cycles: Women with menstrual cycles that are shorter than 27 days, or those who have periods that last longer than 7 days are more susceptible to endometriosis than others. However, myths that suggest delaying pregnancy as one of the causes of endometriosis are false.

There is no known cure
The treatment for endometriosis addresses its various symptoms as there is no known cure for the disease itself. Even a hysterectomy will not cure this disease unless it includes the removal of your ovaries as well. Over the counter pain medication may help deal with the muscle aches, while hormonal treatments that slow down the production of estrogen can help with the painful menses. Light exercises such as walking and swimming can also help deal with the discomfort of endometriosis.

Ayurveda's Menopause Support For Women!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Ayurveda's Menopause Support For Women!
Women's Natural Menopausal treatment is done with the most potent Ayurvedic herbs for supporting a woman's natural transition through menopause.

As the body, mind, and spirit undergo this major life shift, Ayurveda supports the systems that are needed to be supported. Not only during menopause, but also for the time leading up to it, and even afterward.

Shatavari, Vidari, Ashwagandha: (they rejuvenate and mitigate the effects of stress on the body and vata).

Vetiver(khus), Guduchi (giloy): (bring cooling and refreshing calm to any excess heat).

Brahmi/Gotu Kola, shankhapushpi: (refresh the mind, memory, and concentration).

Arjuna: A tonic to support the physical heart as well as the emotional heart, subtly calling forth the qualities of love and strength, which are integral during transitions and new life phase after menopause.

These herbs also work to cleanse toxins from the system, bringing energy and clarity.

Optional herbs to make it more potent Lodhra (Antioxidant, supports uterine and ovarian functions and protect these) and Vana Tulsi (protects against stress and enhances immunity, calming affection CNS, prevention Premature aging) are also included.

All the above herbs undergo are taken in a specific ratio and go through some process /es before one can expect stupendous results.
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सर्वाइकल कैंसर इन हिंदी - Cervical Cancer In Hindi!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
सर्वाइकल कैंसर इन हिंदी - Cervical Cancer In Hindi!
महिलाओं को होने वाले कैंसरों में सर्वाइकल कैंसर प्रमुख है. ये कैंसर महिलाओं में योनि से गर्भाशय की ओर एक संकीर्ण खुलाव जिसे गर्भाशय ग्रीवा भी कहते हैं, में जन्म लेता है. महिलाओं में इसकी गंभीरता का अनुमान इसी से लगाया जा सकता है कि यह दुनियाभर की महिलाओं में होने वाला दूसरा सबसे आम प्रकार का कैंसर है. भारतीय महिलाओं में कैंसर से होने वाली मृत्यु में सर्वाइकल कैंसर दूसरा कारण रहा है. दुर्भाग्य से, भारत के परिप्रेक्ष्य में तो यह महिलाओं के लिए काफी गंभीर स्थिति पैदा करता है. इसमें सबसे ज्यादा चिंता का विषय तो यह है कि इस बीमारी को लेकर महिलाओं में जागरूकता का घोर अभाव है. हालांकि इंस्पेक्शन स्क्रीनिंग्स, जो प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य कर्मचारी भी कर सकते हैं, के आगमन से सर्वाइकल कैंसर के मामले कम दर्ज किये जा रहे हैं. आइए सर्वाइकल के लक्षणों को जानें ताकि इस विषय में जागरूकता फैल सके.

सवाईकल कैंसर के लक्षण-
कैंसर से पहले कोशिकाओं में होने वाले बदलावों और सर्विक्स के शुरूआती कैंसर आम तौर पर कोई लक्षण नहीं दिखाते. इस वजह से पैप और एचपीवी टेस्ट्स की नियमित स्क्रीनिंग करवाते रहने से कोशिकाओं में बदलाव का पता लगाया जा सकेगा और कैंसर को बनने या बढ़ने से भी रोका जा सकता है. बीमारी के अग्रिम चरण में होने वाले संभावित लक्षण हैं
* असामान्य या अनियमित योनिक रक्तस्त्राव
* संभोग के वक़्त दर्द
* योनिक स्त्राव
* नियमित मासिक धर्म चक्र के बीच असामन्य रक्तस्त्राव
* यौन संभोग के दौरान रक्त स्त्राव
* पेल्विक एग्ज़ाम के बाद
* मेनोपॉज़ के बाद रक्तस्त्राव.

श्रोणिक दर्द जो मासिक धर्म चक्र से सम्बंधित नहीं है. भारी और असामान्य स्त्राव जो तरल, गाढ़ा और बदबूदार हो सकता है. मूत्रत्याग करने में दर्द. यह लक्षण किसी और स्वास्थ्य समस्या के कारण भी हो सकती हैं. कोई भी लक्षण दिखने पर डॉक्टर से अवश्य सलाह करें.

सवाईकल कैंसर के कारण-
कैंसर असामान्य कोशिकाओं के अनियंत्रित विभाजन और विकास के कारन होता है. असामान्य कोशिकाओं की दो परेशानियां होती हैं: ये मरते नहीं ये विभाजित होते रहते हैं ये असामन्य कोशिकाएं इस वजह से एकत्रित होकर ट्यूमर बन जाती हैं. सर्वाइकल कैंसर सर्विक्स में असामन्य कोशिकाओं के बन जाने से होता है. हालांकि, निम्न लिखित कुछ कारक हैं जो सर्वाइकल

कैंसर होने का जोखिम बढ़ाते हैं:

ह्यूमन पेपिलोमा वायरस : यह एक यौन संचारित वायरस है. इसके कई प्रकार होते हैं जिनमें से कम से कम 13 सर्वाइकल कैंसर का कारण बन सकते हैं.

असुरक्षित यौन सम्बन्ध : सर्वाइकल कैंसर का कारण बनने वाले HPV के प्रकार लगभग हर बार संक्रमित व्यक्ति के साथ यौन सम्बन्ध बनाने से फैलते हैं. जो महिलाएं एक से अधिक साथियों के साथ यौन संबंध बना चुकी हैं या जो कम उम्र में यौन सम्बन्ध बना चुकी होती हैं, उनमें इस कैंसर के होने का जोखिम ज़्यादा होता है.

धूम्रपान : धूम्रपान कई कैंसर के जोखिम को बढ़ता है.

कमज़ोर प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली : कमज़ोर प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली सर्वाइकल कैंसर का कारण बन सकती है.

दीर्घकालिक मानसिक तनाव : जो महिलाएं लम्बे समय तक तनाव के उच्च दर का अनुभव करतीं हैं उनमें HPV से लड़ने की क्षमता कम हो जाती है.

बहुत छोटी उम्र में गर्भधारण करना : जो महिलाएं 17 वर्ष की उम्र से पहले गर्भधारण कर लेती हैं उनमें सर्वाइकल कैंसर के बनने का जोखिम ज़्यादा होता है (उन महिलाओं की तुलना में जो 25 वर्ष के बाद पहली बार गर्भधारण करती हैं).

बार बार गर्भधारण करने से : जो महिलाएं तीन से ज़्यादा बच्चों को जन्म दे चुकी हैं उनमें इस बीमारी के होने का जोखिम ज़्यादा होता है.

गर्भनिरोधक गोलियां : ज़्यादा समय तक गर्भनिरोधक दवाओं का प्रयोग भी कैंसर के जोखिम को बढ़ता है.

अन्य यौन संचारित बीमारियां : जो महिलाएं क्लैमाइडिया, सूजाक या उपदंश से संक्रमित हो चुकी हैं उनमें सर्वाइकल कैंसर का जोखिम अधिक होता है. सामाजिक-आर्थिक स्थिति: कई देशों में हुए अध्ययनों में पाया गया है कि जो महिलाएं वंचित इलाकों में रहती हैं उनमें सर्वाइकल कैंसर होने का जोखिम ज़्यादा होता है.
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My mom is 67 year old and she is suffering from ovarian cancer 3rd stage. 2 days back chemo was given. Since from yesterday she is having acute stomach pain. Is it safe to take cyclopam tablet. And is this cancer curable.

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
Cyclopam can be taken but under supervision of treating doctor. This cancer is potentially curable, but many factors are to be considered.
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Postmenopausal Bleeding - How To Treat It?

Pt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Postmenopausal Bleeding - How To Treat It?
Most women attain menopause between the ages of late 40s and early 60s, the average age being about 51. This is an important milestone in a women-s gynecological history. One major change is altered female hormone levels, and this leads to a lot of physiological changes. From hot flashes to mood swings, there is also increased predisposition to osteoporosis and uterine cancer.

If you have not had your menstrual cycles for close to 12 months, chances are you are into menopause. So, that means absolutely no vaginal bleeding anymore whatsoever. However, if you experience bleeding, even spotting, be on the alert. It is not normal and needs to be examined, and if required, diagnosed and treated.
Postmenopausal bleeding or PMB as it is popularly called can be due to a variety of reasons. While it could be something as trivial as inflammation of the uterine or vaginal lining, it could also be an indication of more severe issues like cancer.

- Atrophic vaginitis - Decreasing hormonal levels lead to increased dryness and therefore inflammation of the vaginal and uterine tissue. This is one of the common causes of bleeding after menopause.

- Endometrial atrophy - Also caused by lower hormone levels, the lining of the body of the uterus gradually thins down and can get inflamed.

- Polyps - Noncancerous growths in the uterus, cervix, vulva, or vagina can also lead to bleeding

- Infections - General infection of any area along the uterine tract could lead to occasional bleeding

- Cancers - Though only 1 in 10 PMB cases turn out to be cancers, the prognosis improves with early diagnosis and intervention.

Diagnosis: As repeated above, reach out to your doctor if you notice postmenopausal bleeding. Diagnostic methods could include the following:

- Physical exam
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Endometrial biopsy
- Hysteroscopy
- Dilatation and Curettage


Treatment: Needless to say, this would depend on the diagnosis.

For very minor cases with diagnosis like altered hormone levels, no treatment may be required other than modification of the hormone replacement therapy.

For endometrial atrophy and atrophic vaginitis, use of estrogen creams and pessaries would be sufficient.
Polyps would require removal followed by cauterization (application of slight heat) to stop the bleeding.
Cancer - this would depend on the type and location and require a combination of chemotherapy and surgery. Removal of the uterus also may be required in some cases.
So, if you have had bleeding of any sort after ayear of menopause, do not ignore it.

Hi, Can pentanerv nt 400 10 ml cure pain permanently? I have pain on my right side after 2 surgery on my ureter and I always have muscle pull whenever I stretch to carry something and when I laugh much.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
It can give permanent solution. It may help upto some period not permanently. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment and further guidance for pain.
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Menopause & Homeopathy - What Should You Know?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Menopause & Homeopathy - What Should You Know?
The disruption of the normal female cycles of menstruation and ovulation after the age of 45 and the loss of her ability to conceive naturally is known as menopause. The associated symptoms of menopause are heat flushes, insomnia, weight gain, depression, nausea and fatigue.

While hormone replacement therapy is the most common procedure to provide relief from menopausal symptoms, natural homeopathic remedies can also be used for the same. These remedies are completely safe as opposed to hormone replacement therapy which has a number of side effects.

The following homeopathic medicines and remedies can be used to treat menopause:

A balanced diet which provides you with optimal nutrition can be helpful in treating menopausal symptoms. When you get enough vitamins and minerals, the physical discomfort caused by the symptoms can be reduced greatly.
Phosphorus can help with migraines, extreme sweating, numb hands, fast pulse, memory problems and dry and itchy skin. Foods high in phosphorus content are meat, fish, cheese, nuts and seeds of pumpkins, sunflowers etc.
Excessive deposition of fat can interfere with the hormonal cycles and cause imbalances in the level of estrogen and progesterone. So, regular yoga and exercise can be helpful.
Amylenum nitrosum can provide relief from profuse sweating, shortness of breath and palpitations.
Phytoestrogen or dietary estrogen is a compound found in foods such as soybeans, oats, barley, carrots, fenugreek, rice etc. Phytoestrogen can provide natural relief from menopausal symptoms.
Aurum metallicum is used to get the tissues and organs to function normally again and control feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.
Aconitum napellus (wolf's bane) is a flowering plant and its extracts can reduce panic attacks, heat flushes, over excitability and depressive symptoms.
Argentum nitricum is a nitrate compound of silver which is used to control excessive bleeding in the pre-menstrual stages.
Belladonna (deadly nightshade) is beneficial for a large number of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, insomnia, frequent urination, osteoporosis, abnormal weight gain and other nervous disorders.
Bryonia alba, a flowering plant, is used as a remedy for vaginal infections, rashes and vaginal dryness that are common during menopause.
Natrum muriaticum, in small amounts, helps to reduce stress. Stress can cause problems in thyroid function, cognitive functioning, digestive system functioning and it can elevate blood pressure levels rapidly.
Nux vomica (strychnine) is a common homeopathic medicine for nausea, vomiting and indigestion. These problems are seen frequently in menopausal women, especially after meals at night.
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