Ayurvedic Health Tips: Menstruation
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Bright red blood signifies freshly released blood. Dark, clotted blood is older.
Dark menstrual blood could indicate blood stagnation, and cold congestion in the uterus.
Clots may due to thick Kapha blood, excess cold quality, poor circulation, or stagnation of the uterus due to colic.
A light period can come from a hormonal imbalance, excessive exercise, general blood depletion, a cold condition, congestion in the uterus, or other factors.
There are numerous reasons why you might have a heavy period, for example hormonal imbalances. When capillary beds of the uterus are dilated due to inflammation or other causes, it can lead to heavy bleeding. In addition, tearing of uterine tissue due to...
Amenorrhea may be caused by menopause, too much exercise, birth control pills, Vata type dryness, or low thyroid.
Hot flashes are generally a sign of Vata pushing Pitta in Ayurveda, or deficient yin heat in Chinese Medicine. This means that over-exertion or other factors have dried up fluids or nutrients. The circulation becomes stimulated to overcompensate for the...
It may take several years for hormones to stabilize during menopause. A more relaxed lifestyle and stress reduction techniques help make the transition smoother.
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Menstrual cramps before the period may be due to colic, or asynchronous contractions of the uterus and cervix. Menstrual cramps during the period may be due to clotting. Anxiety, indigestion, constipation, bloating, and the presence of Candida or other...
Menstruation is a sacred time of cleansing and rejuvenation in a women's reproductive cycle. However, for many women, menstruation comes with fatigue, cramping, and irritability.
Type of Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramps before...
Abdominal swelling during menstruation may be due to swelling of the uterus with water or uterine congestion of menstrual blood. Bloating due to gas is a digestive issue.
Endometriosis comes the from the word endometrium, the tissue lining of the uterus. It refers to the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside of the uterus, often in the abdominal cavity. These growths may be adhered to various abdominal organs....
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