Menopausal Syndrome - Dr. Arpita Raj
Dr. Arpita C. Raj, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Lucknow, India - completed graduation and post graduation M.D in Ayurvedic Medicine from State Ayurvedic medical college and Hospital Lucknow India practicing ayurveda last 12 years. Apart from this she is Health Column writer regularly Writing health columns in Newspapers like prestigious "Dainik Jagran" (Hindi National News Paper). Some of my Articles got published in renowned Magazines like Ayurvda sutra, Vishwa Ayurved Parishad. There are few Publications in scientific journals also like Annals of Ayurveda, Eastern scientist, international journal of pharmaceutical. Participated and given Presentations in seminars and conferences like wellness conferences and others.
Topic: Menopausal Syndrome: An Ayurvedic Appraisal
Abstract: A Woman is an entity, encapsulated in different characters in her entire lifespan. Menopause is an oft-ignored part of women's lives, facing physiological and psychological changes due to hormonal derangement at middle age. As defined by WHO Menopause is permanent cessation of menstruation due to decline in amount of hormone estrogen often expressed as a dire medical condition with scary symptoms like Hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, arthralgia in psychological emotional distress, mood swings, insomnia etc such derangement referred as menopausal syndrome. Due to shyness, lack of communication, ingrained silence, lack of proper social platform for discussion pertaining to menstruation and menopausal issues act negatively on overall health. At present HRT is the mainstay treatment for menopause off course with side effects. Some non-hormonal serotonin, pregabalin, phytoestrogens and herbal products. In the present scenario not mere biology even technology, lifestyle, environment, pollution, societal stigmas and so many factors imparting negative health effects on physical as well mental on menopausal women. As HRT [Hormonal replacement Therapy] has been associated with increased risk of breast cancer and CVD [Cardio vascular disease ] the present need is to explore new option for management of menopause in form of non hormonal drug therapy and non pharmacological measures. Rajonivritti term is depicted in Ayurveda and classified as normal physiological process. An update version of Ayurveda , a complete regime encircling lifestyle modifications regarding diet, exercise and drugs with medicinal value, phytoestrogens like Shatavari depicted in ancient Ayurveda texts can be a trailblazer to encounter problems pertaining to menopause. Mental health of menopause women is matter of great concern to combat with mental distress, insomnia, and to breakout cocoon of loneliness. Yoga, Pranayam and meditation may act as promising tool for not only physical as well psychological well being for menopausal syndrome. Unearthing several levels of Ayurveda texts with scientific temper relevant for the present context can provide positive wind of change for entire wellness so here is an attempt for presentation to elaborate alternative of HRT through Ayurveda yoga and meditation.