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Menstrual disorders

A menstrual disorder is a physical or emotional problem that interferes with the normal menstrual cycle, causing pain, unusually heavy or light bleeding, delayed menarche, or missed periods. A woman of childbearing age should menstruate every 28 days or so unless she is pregnant or moving into menopause.

Menstrual disorders include premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menstrual cramps, Menorrhagia, .


There are two types of amenorrhea: primary and secondary.

Primary amenorrhea occurs when a girl at least 16 years old is not menstruating. Girls may not have regular periods for their first year or two, or their periods may be very light, a condition known as oligomenorrhea. A light flow is nothing to worry about. But if the period has not begun at all by age 16, there may be something wrong.

Secondary amenorrhea occurs in women of childbearing age after a period of normal menstruation and is diagnosed when menstruation has stopped for three months. It can occur in women of any age.

Several other reasons for missed periods include:

  • illness

  • sudden change in weight

  • eating disorders

  • extreme exercise

  • hormone irregularities

  • certain medications

  • stress, such as going away to college, or emotional trauma, such as the death of a spouse or close family member


  • primary dysmenorrhea

  • secondary dysmenorrhea

Primary dysmenorrhea usually start within three years of a girl's first period. it can last one or two days a month, and can continue through menopause. Primary dysmenorrhea is believed to be caused by the normal production of chemical substances called prostaglandins. These prostaglandins make the uterus contract, sometimes so much that the blood supply is cut off for a short time, depriving the uterine muscle of oxygen. That process can cause painful cramping.

Secondary dysmenorrhea, caused by disease like uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease and endometriosis all fall into this category.


Menorrhagia, or heavy bleeding, most commonly occurs in the years just before menopause or just after women start menstruating.

Premenstrual Syndrome:

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms related to the female menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms occur in the week or two weeks before your period (menstruation or monthly bleeding). The symptoms usually go away after your period starts. More details click here................

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are pains in the abdominal (belly) and pelvic areas that are experienced by a woman as a result of her menstrual period. Menstrual cramps are not the same as the discomfort felt during premenstrual syndrome (PMS), although the symptoms of both disorders can sometimes be experienced as a continual process. Many women suffer from both PMS and menstrual cramps.

When you have your menstrual period, you may get mild to bad menstrual cramps or pain in your abdomen or back. You may also have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, a headache, or lightheadedness.

Herbs which is useful :

Ashoka (Saraca indica ):

The bark of the tree is effective for excessive blood loss during menstruation due to the presence of uterine fibroids, leucorrhoea and other causes. It can be used as a substitute for ergot, a kind of dried fungus used in medicine in the treatment of uterine hamorrhages. It is taken as a decoction.

Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) :

According to the Ayurveda, root is pungent, acrid, cooling, astringent, appetizer, stomachic, anthelmintic and useful in treatment of PMS, leprosy, thirst, fever, blood diseases, biliousness, dysentery, pruritis, pain, vomiting, epilepsy etc.

Kamal Phool (lotus Flower): 

It is particularly useful in Rakta Pitta - bleeding disorders. Decoction of leaves and sandalwood or root-powder or seed-powder is useful for abnormal / irregular bleeding and PMS.

Many traditional ancient medical texts also report its use for skin conditions, notably ringworm, leprosy, sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis as well as for lowering fevers, fighting fungal infections and supporting a weak heart. The milky latex found in the stems, leaves and flowers is used to fight bacterial infections.

Nagkeshar (Mesua ferrea) :

In a study of, the plant to assess its putative sex-steroidal activity, no oestrogenic or progestational activity was found. Its use in menorrhagia may he due to its action on capillaries. Oil is used to treat skin diseases and its local application is also recommended in rheumatism. The plant has been widely used in India.

Diet :

Diet is very important. Aim for a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Cut down on salt to prevent bloating and sugar which may cause your blood glucose levels to swing, affecting your energy and appetite. It may help to cut back on fat which can encourage breast swelling, and caffeine and alcohol, as both can cause mood swings

  • Eat regular, healthy meals including plenty of vegetables, fruit, mixed grains and cereals

  • Eat small meals to maintain stable energy levels, this will also significantly reduce food cravings

  • Drink less caffeine Ė particularly if you are suffering breast tenderness. Try drinking water instead! (6-8 glasses a day)

  • Cut down on alcoholic beverages

  • Cut down on salt and salty foods to help reduce fluid retention 

  • Get enough rest, sleep and exercise

  • Donít smoke

  • Wear a well fitting cotton bra if you suffer tense, painful breasts.

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Yoga which is helpful in Menstrual Disorder : 

Cobra (Bhujanga Asana)

The Shoulder Stand (Sarvang Asana)