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Alleviating menopausal disorders with homoeopathy

Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries. It usually starts to occur from the age of 50 and causes a few disruptions called menopausal disorders. Indeed, the symptoms of menopause can last a whole year in preparation for the menses’ complete disappearance. During this period, the woman feels discomfort that is very similar to menstrual syndrome, even though it is more pronounced. Although the condition is not yet present, the woman may be subject to anxiety and irritability that may prove to be quite unpleasant. This condition can be harmful to her profession, especially since most women that age are still professionally active. It thus becomes more than necessary to alleviate menopausal disorders that affect women who are still rather young physically, but subject to these age-related ailments.

Symptoms linked to menopausal disorders

The list of symptoms linked to menopause is quite long. Disorders vary from woman to woman, depending on their bodies’ specificities. In general, menopausal women suffer from hot flashes that are characterized by fleeting and temporary feelings of warmth, accompanied by heavy perspiration. Other related symptoms include weight gain, mood and sleep disorders, headaches and general fatigue, extreme irritability and burning sensations in the hands and feet. A homoeopathic treatment may be sufficient to relieve menopausal disorders. However, it becomes imperative to see a doctor when the symptoms persist despite treatment or if complications occur.

Preventing disorders linked to menopause

A woman can conveniently prepare for menopause by taking some precautions in advance from the age of forty. For example, a woman suffering from painful menstruation should undergo an in-depth treatment to avoid serious complications during menopause. There are over fifty available homoeopathic remedies of similar and proven effectiveness, and only a homoeopath is able to prescribe them according to the disorders experienced by the affected woman. Most of them treat hot flashes through specific actions and depending on the patient’s symptoms.

Relieving hot flashes

To relieve hot flashes, Sanguinaria canadensis 200 K is often used given that it has soothing properties that can alleviate burning sensations. But if the hot flashes are not accompanied by sweating, 12 drops of Glonoine 12 CH or Melilotus 9 CH may be taken at bedtime. On the other hand, if the hot flashes are accompanied by sweating, the patient will need to take 30 drops of Belladonna 15 CH at bedtime.

Fighting off mood swings

To fight off mood swings, one may resort to Lachesis mutus, to be used in combination with the above-cited remedies. These drugs are indicated for women who are subject to a gloomy and changing mood and are prone to sadness. If the patient often needs air, cannot wear tight clothing or suffers from throbbing sensations in the head, she can be relieved by taking Lachesis mutus. Sepia is also very effective for treating constipation accompanied by digestive disorders, dry skin and vaginal dryness that affect postmenopausal women. These symptoms are often accompanied by a feeling of heaviness in the pelvic area as well as irritability that can make these women pessimistic, in addition to which they are often prone to general fatigue.

When should you consult a doctor?

In case the above-mentioned symptoms worsen (especially the hot flashes) and isolated or repetitive cases of bleeding occur, it is advisable to consult a gynaecologist immediately.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “menopause”

Associated treatments

•    Graphites
•    Lachesis mutus
•    Sepia officinalis
•    Sulphur

Associated pathologies

•    Hot flashes
•    Dysmenorrhoea
•    Bruise
•    Midcycle pain syndrome
•    Premenstrual syndrome
•    Behavioural disorders

Good to know: Phosphorus and Actea racemosa are effective remedies for an in-depth treatment of painful and substantial menstruation, protecting women from serious complications that could occur during menopause.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.