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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 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.
Risks in early menarche:-
Early menarche can lead to an increase in the risk of
. Heart disease
. Breast cancer
. Diabetes and obesity furthermore
It also increases the risk of psychosocial distress such as
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.
Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
Physical symptoms include
Psychological symptoms include
Behavioral and emotional changes such as
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. PMS is also more common in women who experiences
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
Role of Ayurveda in this early menarche and PMS:-
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.
Garudasana (Eagle Pose)
Dhanurasana (bow pose)
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!