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1. Dhanurasana (bow pose)
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Periods are proven pranksters. From turning up unannounced on one fine day to making you wait for months, they can be tricky in more than one way. There might not be a single person who identifies as a woman who hasn’t experienced menstrual irregularities. We call them different names in different contexts, but all of them ultimately point fingers at safeguarding menstrual health.
Scanty menstruation- we all have heard of it in some way or other and maybe some of us have even worried about h aving it. This kind of light flow only lets you bleed less than 30ml of blood during one cycle whereas 40-60ml is considered to be the global standard, which makes it a menstrual irregularity- and medical science calls it hypomenorrhea.
Light periods may sound like a convenient thing to some- less mess, less stress, and most importantly, fewer period products. Yay, right? ABSOLUTELY NOT! If your menstrual flow is lesser than usual, it means that your body is somehow distressed and it is high time you find out the reason. They could be any of the following-
Apart from these, certain health conditions can also cause your periods to be scanty, such as-
If you bleed less than what is supposed to be normal for consecutive menstrual cycles or your period does not last longer than 2 days, you have to suspect hypomenorrhea.
Hypomenorrhea can be clinically diagnosed in a few ways. Blood tests can be run to see if there are any variations in the levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin, prolactin, estrogen, progesterone, androgens, etc. Imaging techniques like MRI and USG scan can assess the features of the endometrium such as its thickness and texture, phase of your menstrual cycle, growth of ovarian follicles, and growth of ovaries. Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) may sometimes be required to analyze the underlying reason.
Artavakshaya is how classic Ayurvedic literature mentions hypomenorrhea. It is thought to be a condition caused by vata and kapha, especially the apana subtype of vata and kledaka subtype of kapha. When the channels carrying artava (menstrual blood) are blocked by kapha, the flow becomes scanty. Pitta also plays a role by inhibiting the proper transformation of the 7 basic dhatus. While planning treatment, one should consider the medicines and therapies that pacify vata and kapha, improve agni, purifies the blood and reproductive tissues, and enhance the rasa dhatu. Panchakarma treatments like vasti (herbal enema) and vamana (emesis) are successful in managing hypomenorrhea while virechana (purgation) is not indicated as it may further vitiate the menstrual blood.
Menstrual irregularities need proper care, and before that, the underlying pathology has to be thoroughly understood by a wise physician. Here at AyurVAID, we approach such conditions with proper Ayurvedic means and help you recover completely. AyurVAID is a pristine institution that bears the virtue of Ayurveda. Our doctors, skilled and proficient in their field, are here to help you by providing comfort and reassurance. In-depth assessment of the condition, precise diagnosis, thorough samprapti vighatana (breaking the disease pathway), properly planned prakriti-oriented treatment, quality procedures, safe and hygienic environment, etc are our peculiarities. We offer you complete care for the conditions that ail you.