Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman's menstrual
periods. It is a natural part of aging, and occurs when the ovaries
stop making hormones called estrogens. This causes estrogen levels
to drop, and leads to the end of monthly menstual periods. This
usually happens between the ages of 45 and 60, but it can happen
earlier. Menopause can also occur when the ovaries are surgically
removed or stop functioning for any other reason.
Low estrogen levels are linked to some uncomfortable symptoms in
many women. The most common and easy to recognize symptom is hot
flashes ÷ sudden intense waves of heat and sweating.
Some women find that these hot flashes disrupt their sleep, and
others report mood changes. Other symptoms may include irregular
periods, vaginal or urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence
(leakage of urine or inability to control urine flow), and inflammation
of the vagina. Because of the changes in the urinary tract and vagina,
some women may have discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse.
Many women also notice changes in their skin, digestive tract, and
hair during menopause.
The signs and symptoms of menopause start appearing atleast one
year before your final period. These include:
- Irregular periods
- Decreased fertility
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood swings
- Increased abdominal fat
- Thinning hair
- Loss of breast fullness
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for PeriMenopause
Suits especially women who never get well from the change of life;
"have never felt well since that time." It corresponds
to many climacteric troubles, such as haemorrhoids, haemorrhages,
vertigo,burning on the vertex and headaches. It is remedy for women
worn out by frequent pregnancies, with sudden cessation of the menses,
trembling pulse, headache, flushing of the heat and rush of blood
to the head, cold feet and constriction about the heart. Amyl
nitrite. Flushes of heat at change of life. The 30th potency
acts well here. Strontiana carbonica. Flushes of heat with head
symptoms relieved by wrapping head up warmly. Sanguinaria.
Flushes at climaxis; headache with profuse menses. Caladium.
Pruritus at menopause. Aconite. Derangements
of circulation at menopause. Hughes also praises Glonoine
for these conditions. Veratrum viride.
Perhaps no remedy controls the flushes of heat, so annoying to women
at the change of life,as well as Veratrum viride.
is very often the remedy for the suffering incident to the change
of life. There is sinking at the stomach, pain at the vertex and
irritability of disposition. The patient is restless and unhappy,
feels sad and grieved. Bayes prefers the 6th and 12th potencies
to the lower dilutions. It is but just to state that many have been
disappointed in the use of this remedy. Caulophyllin
3X. Dr. Ludlam praises this remedy for nervous conditions following
the climaxis, when there is "great nervous tension and unrest
with a propensity to work and worry over little things." Sepia.
Congestion at the climaxis, in characteristic Sepia constitutions,
are quickly benefited by the remedy.
#Bellis perennis [Bell]
Our English confreres use this remedy quite extensively in what
is termed a "fagged womb." The patients are very tired,
want to lie down, have a backache. There is no real disease, but
a marked tiredness all the time. Carduus
is of supreme importance for liver troubles at the climaxis Ustilago.
Often rivals Lachesis in controlling the flooding during the climaxis.
Vertigo is characteristic.