What is Amenorrhea?
Amenorrhea is the condition when menstrual cycle does not occurs in women. Amenorrhea is of two types. It may be primary as well as secondary.
Primary Amenorrhea: When a girl or woman have not started her menstrual period after puberty, condition is called Primay Amenorrhea. In this condition the girl is older than 15 years and has gone through all other changes that normally happen after puberty.
Secondary Amenorrhea: A women who had normal menstrual cycles before and suddenly the menstrual cycles were absent, the condition is referred as secondary Amenorrhea.
Please note that absence of menstrual cycle also occurs during pregnancy and menopause. It is a normal natural phenomenon and should not be confused with Amenorrhea.
What are Symptoms of Amenorrhea?
Although absence of menstrual cycle is thought to be the key symptom of amenorrhoea, however there are also a few more symptoms as well that can give you the hint about amenorrhea. Some of the main symptoms may include:
- Changes in the size of breast
- Gaining or losing the weight
- Milk discharge from the breast
- Acne problem
- Pelvic pain
- Sudden increase in the growth of body hair
- Vaginal dryness
- Vision changes
- Voice changes
There are a number of causes of Amenorrhea in females. Some of them may be a part of routine life, however a few causes might be due to the side effects of medicines or because of certain medical issues.
Contraceptives: The females who use birth control medicines may experience this condition. Even if they stop taking those pills, it might take some time to regulate the natural cycle of periods. Similarly the women who get the injections of contraceptives might also suffer from Amenorrhea.
Medicines and pills: There are some specific medicines and pills that may be quite harmful for your natural menstrual cycle and using those medicines at regular intervals may cause you amenorrhea. Some of those medications include:
- Cancer chemotherapy
- Blood pressure medicines
- Allergy drugs
Lifestyle Factors that Cause Amenorrhea: At times the lifestyle plays key role in developing amenorrhea, some of these factors are as follows:
- Low body weight
- Too much exercise
- Getting in stress
Other Reasons: In addition to the causes given above there are some other causes as well that may lead a woman to amenorrhea, that may include:
- Uterine scarring
- Lack of reproductive organs
- Structural malfunctioning of the vagina
How Amenorrhea is Diagnosed?
Your medical health provider would advise to conduct a few tests to diagnose Amenorrhea:
First of all, he would like to take your blood test to check hormones level secreted by your pituitary glands and the ovaries. He might also ask you for the Ultrasonography of the pelvis to determine whether there is any abnormality in your genital tract or not besides he would also want to look for polycystic ovaries. Your doctor would then ask you for the CT scan or MRI of your head.
If the above tests don’t draw a clear picture and doctor is unable to conclude anything, then he would possibly go for some additional tests such as:
- Thyroid working tests
- Checking the prolactin levels
- Hysterosalpingogram or saline infusion sonography (SIS)
- Hysteroscopy (visual check-up of your uterine cavity)
Treatment of Amenorrhea in Homeopathy
There are several medications that can be helpful for the treatment of Amenorrhea. Some of them are as follows:
- Calcarea carbonic
- Ferrum metallicum
Please note that this condition can be cured completely using homeopathic medicines without any side effects or other complications. By taking regular medicines from an expert homeopathic doctor you will see improvement in your condition within few weeks.