DOI: 10.4103/ayuhom.ayuhom_53_22 ISSN: 2349-2422

Ayurvedic Intervention in the Management of Premature Menopause

Neeraj Soni, Minu Yadav, Gopesh Mangal
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


Menstruation is a cyclic physiological process of uterine bleeding due to the shedding of the endometrium. A normal menstrual cycle plays an essential role in maintaining the woman’s health status during reproductive age. Premature menopause is defined as the cessation of menstruation at or below the age of 40. Premature ovarian failure (POF) is defined as when an ovarian failure occurs before the age of 40. The prevalence of premature ovarian insufficiency is estimated at 1% in the general population. The present case report documents the efficacy of Ayurvedic medication in a female aged 24 years who had commencement of menstruation after 4 years of amenorrhea postovarian cystectomy. The left ovary of the patient was removed during the surgery, and a small hypoplastic right ovary and uterus were visible in the ultrasonography. The levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and estradiol hormone in the patient were equivalent to postmenopausal individuals. She was also suspected of POF. The Ayurvedic management included Shamana Aushadh, Yoga, and Pathya Ahara Vihara for 3 months. The menstruation was visible after 1 month of Ayurvedic medication. The follow-up was done for 3 months. A marked improvement was also noted in the general health of the patient along with regularity in the menstrual cycle each month.

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