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Menstrual blood flow in a woman that is erratic and inconsistent is known as oligomenorrhea.

At menarche, after labor, or throughout the perimenopausal stage, some variation in menstrual flow is typical. However, oligomenorrhea is the term used when a woman reports a menstrual cycle that lasts longer than 35 days or four to nine cycles in a year. Before oligomenorrhea begins to develop, the menstrual flow should be normal.

Oligomenorrhea frequently indicates an underlying illness that may be diseases like prolactinomas, Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, etc.

Investigations that can be done are abdominal and pelvic ultrasound; polycystic ovaries, symptoms of pelvic inflammation, and ascites may all be revealed by this test.

In cases where adrenal or adnexal masses are suspected, a CT scan is helpful.

In cases when prolactin levels rise, MRI of pituitary aids in the diagnosis of prolactinoma.

If a patient exhibits symptoms of pelvic inflammatory illness, endocervical swabs are performed. Other examinations that can be performed to investigate include blood analysis for FSH, LH, TSH levels, etc.

The most typical oligomenorrhea symptom is missed or delayed periods, however, other symptoms can also occur, depending on what is making your periods irregular.

These signs include:

  • acne.
  • headaches.
  • flashes of heat.
  • vaginal dripping.
  • distorted vision.
  • excessive body and facial hair growth.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Oligomenorrhea

Arthava = menstrual blood

Kshaya = loss/deficiency/absence

Oligomenorrhea or Artava Kshaya, is a subset of Artava Vyapad(menstrual disorder), but it is not one of the eight distinct categories of menstrual diseases. It is characterized by a lack or loss of menstrual blood. The concept of “artava” and its problems can help us understand the physiology of menstruation. Fundamentally, Agni (fire) is the source of artava. Therefore, the Pitta dosha predominates in menstrual blood. Important Vata dosha functions include controlling menstruation and the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, while the Kapha dosha is responsible for the uterus’s post-menstrual repair and restoration processes. Consequently, all three doshas are involved in the physiology of menstruation. Therefore, it is important to comprehend the irregularities of the dosha axis and how they relate to menstruation diseases. Normal menstrual flow usually lasts for 5 days, and the average menstrual cycle lasts between 21 and 35 days.

Among the eight different types of menstruation problems, there is another one called ksheena-artava. Ksheena-artava and artava kshaya have the same meaning. Oligomenorrhea is a characteristic of ksheena artava. Oligomenorrhea can result from an estrogen deficit, a lack of lymph, blood, or other tissues, or from a combination of these factors. Artava-kshaya is only brought on by a lack of estrogen. The accompanying symptoms of these two illnesses are dissimilar. Additionally, we discover that each of these circumstances is described separately therefore they can be different from each other.

AyurVAID Approach

AyurVAID provides healthcare options based on Ayurveda to address non-communicable diseases and chronic disorders. There are no drawbacks to the Ayurvedic approach to diagnosing the root causes of illness and then treating it. The leading provider of evidence-based, arthava kshaya-specific Ayurvedic therapy is Ayur VAID. Being able to treat many chronic diseases over the long term and serving patients with lifestyle disorders puts AyurVAID facilities in a unique position.

Once the exact cause of your problem has been identified, AyurVAID adopts a comprehensive, person-centered approach for Samprapti Vighatan (breaking the etiopathogenesis) to help you regain your healthiest and happiest state of being our rehabilitation specialists will also provide you with advice on ergonomics, food, and lifestyle changes as part of our osteoarthritis treatment to assist you in better management.

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Key Outcomes

One of the ancient “whole-body” treatment systems in the world is Ayurvedic medicine. It focuses on the idea that mental, physical, and spiritual wellness are intricately entwined. It’s objective is to promote health, not to treat illness. However, certain treatments may target particular health issues.

The following results can be expected:

  • Regular menstrual cycle
  • Normal menstrual amount of blood flow
  • Decrease in abnormal hair growth
  • Relief from headache
  • Reduce other associated symptoms, etc

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the complications of oligomenorrhea ?
Lack of treatment for menstrual bleeding cessation can result in several consequences, including decreased fertility, decreased bone density, endometrial and breast cancer, coronary artery disease, brain artery disease, hirsutism, acne, etc
How can I tell if I'm having oligomenorrhea ?
It is often when you are having sporadic or very light bleeding during your menstrual cycles. In particular, it describes a menstrual cycle that lasts more than 35 days.
What is oligomenorrhea pathology ?
Oligomenorrhea can cause infertility and may be accompanied by signs of estrogen insufficiency such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, breast shrinkage, and lack of libido. Oligomenorrhea can be brought on by hypothalamic, pituitary, or ovarian dysfunction.
What is the 'long-term fix' for erratic periods ?
There are numerous causes of irregular periods. Period regulation may be aided by modifying one's lifestyle to manage stress and maintain a healthy weight. Yoga and meditation are useful stress-reduction techniques. People can control their weight by engaging in regular exercise and eating a balanced diet.
What diet can be taken in this condition ?
The following substances can be taken in the diet- rakta shali anna, salmon, sour curd, gomutra, panchamrita, etc
Is exercising advisable for erratic periods?
Yes, exercise has numerous positive effects on both you and your menstrual period.

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