HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE  – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hot flashes are a common symptom during menopause. Hot flashes lead to increased perspiration and night sweats.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • CAUSES OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • DIAGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • TREATMENTS FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • PROGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • COMPLICATIONS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • YOGA FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Hot flashes experienced in the body
  • Night sweats
  • Perspirations
  • Anxiety

CAUSES OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Decreased estrogen levels 

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

The pathophysiology of hot flashes is based on the hormonal imbalance (estrogen withdrawal). Hot flashes are triggered by small elevations in core body temperature acting within a reduced thermoneutral zone in symptomatic postmenopausal women.

DIAGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Diagnosis through history taking and clinical features

TREATMENTS FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Hormone therapy
  • Antidepressants

PROGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Hot flashes menopause is manageable with lifestyle changes and hormone treatments

COMPLICATIONS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE      

  • Mental irritations
  • Depression

HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE AND AYURVEDA

  • In ayurveda hot flashes menopause is correlated with ‘Rajonivritti lakshana’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Aggravating factors are;
  • Excess consumption of sour, acrid, unwholesome food
  • Yoniroga
  • Suppression of natural urges

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • The feeling of elevated temperature in the body

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of doshas particularly pitta occurs along with dhatus. When the vitiated doshas reside in the body of a menopausal woman hot flashes manifested.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Pitta vridhi lakshana
  • Ksheenam – fatigue
  • Perspirations – sweda ativridhi

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Pitta samana chikilsa
  • Ghritapana
  • The treatment prescribed for sweda vridhi
  • Sheetha kriya – cooling remedies 
  • Lepana with shatadhoutha ghrita, chandana, ushira

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • NASYA- Ksheerabala
  • VIRECHANAM- Purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

Internal administration

  • Dhanwantharam ghritam
  • Sukumaram Ghritham
  • Guloochyadi kashaya
  • Avipatti churna
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Ashoka ghrita
  • Usheerasava
  • Pravala pishti
  • Aswagandha churna
  • Ashokarishta

HOME REMEDIES FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids
  • Intake of gooseberry, nuts, dates

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Avoid food items which produce pitta dosha imbalance like extreme sour, acrid, and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the irritations associated with hot flashes menopause

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                          

  • Savasana – relaxes body and mind

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF HOT FLASHES MENOPAUSE

  1. Clinical evaluation of Ashokarishta, Ashwagandha Churna and Praval Pishti in the management of the menopausal syndrome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665193/

  • Menopausal Syndrome and Its Management with Ayurveda

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