Amenorrhea is the medical condition used to refer the situation when there temporary or permanent absence of the menstrual cycle.
Amenorrhea can be classified into two types:
Primary amenorrhea is the condition where periods have not begun may be by the age of 16years. It is caused due to anatomic or genetic condition in females which affects their chances of pregnancy. Amenorrhea develops into many genetic conditions wherein some or all normal internal female organs fail to form normally during the development of fetal or functions improperly.
- Primary amenorrhea can also be caused due to diseases of hypothalamus and pituitary gland which has major role in ovarian hormonal regulation.
- One of the common causes of primary amenorrhea is Gonadal Dysgenesis. It is a condition where ovaries prematurely deplete the follicles and egg cells resulting into premature ovaries failure.
- Turner syndrome is another cause of primary amenorrhea. In this condition woman lacks all or one part of one of the two X chromosomes present in female body.
- Also amenorrhea can be caused due to reasons like congenital adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and androgen insensitivity wherein individuals’ posses XY (male) chromosomes but the external characteristic does not develop as male due to less response to testosterone.
Secondary amenorrhea is a condition where the menstrual period remains absent for consecutive three cycles or exceeding six months in a woman menstruating previously. It results due to disturbance in regulator hormones which are caused by hypothalamus in brain. The host of conditions that affects hypothalamus amenorrhea is:
- Severe illness
- Rigorous exercising
- Emotional and physical stress
- Extreme weight loss
- The most obvious reason for amenorrhea and also for secondary amenorrhea is pregnancy.
- Further factors causing secondary amenorrhea include conditions affecting hypothalamus, or pituitary gland uterus and ovaries.
- Various pituitary gland diseases and tumor also refers to cause of secondary amenorrhea with increased prolactin level
- Increased level of male hormones or androgens
- Ovarian failure
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (POS)
- Also uterine diseases like Asherman’s Syndrome causes amenorrhea.
Homeopathic treatment for Amenorrhea:
Homeopathy is the effective way to cure the problem of amenorrhea in women. The homeopathic treatment with its genetic and hormonal treatment examines the root-cause of the disease and tries to cure the causes constituting this problem. It helps in reducing the symptom of amenorrhea and slowly cures it completely. Homeopathy thus plays a good role in acquiring the normal functioning of body and prevents amenorrhea from reoccurring in the body.