Role of Ayurveda to treat Early Menarche in Women

A Woman's body constantly undergoes changes -starting with menarche and all through menopause and beyond.
A Woman's body constantly undergoes changes -starting with menarche and all through menopause and beyond.

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Women are a fine blend of beauty, strength, and courage. But Today's fast-paced world demands women to be even more agile and strong. So, They can effectively manage work, home, and various other areas of their lives. While doing so, they also need to bear the brunt and burden of physiological and psychological changes. A Woman's body constantly undergoes changes -starting with menarche and all through menopause and beyond. For some women, the journey may be smooth and uneventful but it is tough and distressful for most of them.

Menarche:-

Menarche where it all begins.

Menarche is an occurrence of the first menstrual period and it is an important indicator of women's growth and sexual maturation. It signals the beginning of women's reproductive life.

Generally, the first menstruation or menarche occurs between the age of 11 to 14 years. However, In recent years the age of menarche has been considerably declining worldwide. In fact, there are an increasing number of girls who begin to menstruate as early as 8 years of age, this condition is called early menarche.

Menarche is an occurrence of the first menstrual period and it is an important indicator of women's growth and sexual maturation.
Menarche is an occurrence of the first menstrual period and it is an important indicator of women's growth and sexual maturation.

Risks in early menarche:-

Early menarche can lead to an increase in the risk of

. Heart disease

. Breast cancer

. Asthma

. Diabetes and obesity furthermore

It also increases the risk of psychosocial distress such as

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Early initiation of sexual activity and abuse

Various factors could be responsible for early menarche. Dietary and environmental factors seem to play a significant role in increasing the risk. One of the culprits is fast foods as they here high in unhealthy fats and sugars.

Premenstrual syndrome :-

It is a group of symptoms that affect women just before the menstrual cycle. It encompasses the spectrum of physical and psychological symptoms.

Premenstrual syndrome is a group of symptoms that affect women just before the menstrual cycle.
Premenstrual syndrome is a group of symptoms that affect women just before the menstrual cycle.

Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

Physical symptoms include

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Bloating, constipation
  • Weight gain, flare-ups
  • Acne

Psychological symptoms include

Behavioral and emotional changes such as

  • Mood swings.
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling gloomy and social withdrawal

PMS can also worsen preexisting conditions such as asthma, migraine, and diabetes.

Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) is significantly seen in girls who consume excessive junk foods.
Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) is significantly seen in girls who consume excessive junk foods.

Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) is significantly seen in girls who consume excessive junk foods. PMS is also more common in women who experiences

  • High level of stress
  • Unhealthy lifestyle factors such as smoking, consumption of alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation
  • Consumption of a diet that is rich in salt, sugar, and caffeine can also increase the risk of PMS

Management of premenstrual syndrome:-

Research proves that diet and lifestyle play a significant role in the manifestation of menstrual irregularities. Hence consuming a balanced diet and incorporating physical activity like yoga and meditation in daily routine is important. Other factors that may benefit include

  • Good sleep
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption is important to relieve stress
  • Women should be encouraged to share their concerns with close friends and vent out their feelings on a personal journey.

Role of Ayurveda in this early menarche and PMS:-

Ayurveda has played an important role in overcoming the dosha imbalances.
Ayurveda has played an important role in overcoming the dosha imbalances.

Ayurveda has played an important role in overcoming the dosha imbalances and boosting the resilience of the body against external factors.

We can trust the Ayurveda to do so.

  1. Herbs like sesame or jatamansi are excellent regulators of menstrual health.
  2. yoga asanas:- helps in regularizing menstruation and prepares the body for adolescence. Recommended yoga poses for young girls.

Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

yoga asanas helps in regularizing menstruation.
yoga asanas helps in regularizing menstruation.

Dhanurasana (bow pose)

Yoga asanas helps in preparing the body for adolescence.
Yoga asanas helps in preparing the body for adolescence.
  1. Herbal concoction made of Ginger and Tulsi

Helps girls in maintaining the temperature of their body and well balanced menstrual cycles

In case your adolescent sister or friend is facing problems with her first or early menstruation days. Consult your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment

Happy women's day!

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