Menopause - Using Ayurveda to age gracefully!


Menopause is a natural life transition that need not have negative side effects. During reproductive years, women are protected by female hormones, i.e. estrogen and progesterone. With menopause, women enter an estrogen deficient phase in their lives, which accelerates the ageing process resulting in greater vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. 

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Menopause

Hot flushes, sweating, changes in mood and libido are some of the important outcomes affecting the quality of life during climacteric conditions in women. 

According to Ayurveda, Menopause can be correlated with Rajoniverthi avastha. During this condition biological elements; Vata and Pitta get aggravated and cause symptoms like hot flushes, excessive sweating, sleep disturbance, irritability, dryness of the vagina, etc. 

The menstrual cycle not only helps maintain the reproductive system but also acts as an important internal cleansing process for the entire physiology. When menstruation stops, the body loses a valuable cleansing mechanism.

FMH personalized supplements are a safe alternative to the modern drugs made up from a combination of best suited natural herbs and formulations that help regularize hormones,  making the menopausal transition in life less stressful and more comfortable. 

Our Personalised herbs in conjunction with diet and lifestyle are an excellent way to ease the psychological and somatic problems related with menopausal syndrome.

Lifestyle tips 

  • Sleep is important for the woman entering menopause or going through menopause,  To keep doshas in balance and to sleep more deeply at night, be sure you're in bed before 10:00 p.m. and that you arise before 6:00 a.m. 
  • The morning abhyanga, or ayurvedic oil massage, is extremely important for preventing menopausal problems. 
  • Daily exercise (gentle for Vata and not too overheating for Pitta) is also important for keeping all doshas in balance.
  • Practice meditation and yoga to keep yourself calm.
  • Watch your weight and lose weight if you think you are overweight.
  • Quit smoking and cut down on alcohol as these can be harmful at this stage.

Diet 

  • For both Pitta and Vata dosha, it's important not to skip meals, and to eat your main meal at noon, when digestion is the strongest. Try to eat at the same time every day, and go to bed and wake up at the same time. Select a balanced as well as a nutritious diet.
  • Stick to warm foods and drinks, maintain regular meal pattern and use spices such as fennel, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek and cumin in food
  • Include milk and milk products and add a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet to supplement calcium, iron, vitamins and minerals.
  • Avoid excessive intake of salt, chillies, spices, sour foods, and pickles.
  • Decrease intake of caffeine and other stimulants, refined sugar, junk food, cold and carbonated drinks.

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