Menstrual problems include a wide range of symptoms including:
Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Causes may be due to abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. Depending upon the cause, it may be associated with abnormally painful periods (dysmenorrhea).

Metrorrhagia refers to vaginal bleeding among premenopausal women that is not synchronized with their menstrual period. It is often referred to as spotting.

Amenorrhoea (BE), amenorrhea (AmE), or amenorrhea, is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. Physiological states of amenorrhoea are seen during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding), the latter also forming the basis of a form of contraception known as the lactational amenorrhea method. Outside of the reproductive years, there is an absence of menses during childhood and after menopause.

Dysmenorrhea (or dysmenorrhoea) is a medical condition characterized by severe uterine pain during menstruation. While most women experience minor pain during menstruation, dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when the pain is so severe as to limit normal activities, or requires medication.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is experienced by most women to some degree. It may be nothing more serious than hurt feelings but can cause a distruption in the daily activity of women. It may occur two weeks before a period with irritability, mood swings, headaches, bloating, water retention, soreness of breasts, abdominal pains, or food cravings. It may also be more severe and include depression, acute anxiety, and heavy bleeding .

The causes of PMS are still in question but some thoughts are that during this phase of the menstrual cycle, the level of the sex hormones progesterone and estrogen fall and affect all parts of the body including the brain, which accounts for the wide variety of symptoms reported by women. A stressful, sedentary lifestyle, junk food, and lack of vitamins in the diet undoubtedly aggravate the situation and may, in some cases, result  into more distress. Other causes of PMS include Thyroid dysfunction, abnormal pituitary hormone levels, pituitary adenomas, Fibroids in the uterus, Endometrioma, and Endometriosis, which require routine examinations from the experts.

If a woman suffers from severe acne and other skin problem, has pain and cramps, and/or dark or
brown colored blood during the menstrual cycles, especially when periods are accompanied by several days of spot bleeding before or after the cycle, this must be properly checked  and requires a good treatment option.

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT
An experienced homeopath is always required for a proper evaluation of symptoms. There are many Homeopathic medicines used with the different symptoms, depending on the woman’s history and examinations.

A few of the Homeopathic medicines used are:

  • Aconite
  • Actea recemosa
  • Bovista
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Caulophyllum
  • Chamommilla
  • Lachesis
  • Lilium tigricum
  • Lycopodium
  • Natrum muraticum
  • Nux vomica
  • Pulsatilla
  • Secel cor
  • Sepia
  • Sulphur
  • Veretrum album

Dr Deepak Sharma

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