The menopausal period comprises about one-third of average women’s life. During this period, womens are vulnerable to conditions caused by estrogen deficiency from short term discomfort to long term health problems.

It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45 years. It happens because of the women’s ovaries stop producing the hormones, estrogen and progesterone. It is characterised by an altered hormonal status and subsequent decrease in quality of life, affecting each women differently.

Decline and eventual cessation of estrogen production are associated with the appearance of Symptoms and Pathogenesis

Symptoms-such as

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular menses
  • Mood change
  • Vaginal atrophy



  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiac disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Endothelial dysfunction
  • Vascular Inflammation
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Depression


How to investigate?

  • Serum estrogen analysis
  • Serum FSH
  • Serum calcium
  • Haemogram

Principle of treatment according to Ayurveda

  • Vatta-Pitta hara treatment
  • Rasayan Chikitsa
  • Proper counselling of patient

Ayurvedic preparations

  • Ashokarishta with water after meal
  • Ashwagandha powder with milk half an hour before meal
  • Praval pisthi half an hour before meal

These above given preparations will help you to improve all the signs and symptoms related to post menopausal period of a woman.

Note: Do not start self medication. Consult your doctor before taking these medicines.

What to do?

  • Take Nutritious food
  • Ghee and milk
  • Carrot
  • Soya protein
  • Fish
  • Cod liver oil
  • Seafood
  • Green vegetables
  • Methi
  • Do weight wearing exercises(walking and climbing stairs)

By: Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Posted by:Ayur Plus