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Uterine hemorrhage

Uterine hemorrhage

2017-05-26

                          Rakta Pradara/ Menorrhagia/uterine hemorrhage

Change in lifestyle and modernization have caused increase in health problems and gynecological problems among women. Abnormal uterine bleeding is such a condition in which excessive bleeding per vagina occurs during menstruation.

DEFINITION

Abnormal uterine bleeding is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods, or disorders of endometrial lining of the uterus. Depending upon the cause, it may associated with abnormally painful period (dysmenorrhea).

CAUSES

Etiology can be classified under three heading

  1. PELVIC CAUSE

    a)uterine fibroid

    b)Pelvic inflammation

    c) Retroversion of uterus

    d) Endometriosis

    e) Adenomiosis

     f) Carcinoma of endometriosis

     g) Intra Uterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD)

  1. Endocrinal causes

        a)Hypothyroidism

        b)Hyperthyroidism

  1. Other causes

        a ) Abortion

        b) Ectopic Gestation

        c) Psychological disturbances.

 Ayurveda explains abnormal bleeding as rakta pradara as the rakta pradara as there is excessive secretion of raja (menstrual blood) this is caused due to excessive consumption of salty, sour, guru, katu, vidahi food.  Due to these reasons the vitiated rasa causes increase in raja which combines with aggrevated pitta. Vitiated pitta obstruct the flow of apana vayu which inturn gets vitiated and causes excessive bleeding.

SYMPTOMS

Excessive  bleeding during menses. Bleeding will be associated with body pain. Burning  sensation in pelvic region and lower abdomen.

TYPES

1.Vatika- Menstrual flow will be frothy , thin and blackish red in colour associated with or without pain.

2.Paithika – Menstrual flow will be profuse, hot with yellowish dark red colour with presence of clots with fishy smell. Associated with fever and burning sensation.

3.kaphaja – menstrual flow will be pale, thick, associated with mild pain.

4.Tridoshaja- all the above symptoms

TREATMENT

1.SHODHANA THERAPY (PURIFICATION THERAPY)

Anuvasana vasty

Uttara Vasty

Piccha vasty

2.SAMANA THERAPY

Medicines like pushyanuga churna, lodrasava, darvyadi kashayam, phala  ghrtam, shatavari ghrtam can be given internally as per physician advice

3.Bahya Prayogas(External treatments)

Abhyanga(ayurvedic massage) with medicated oil

  1. HOME REMEDIES

1.Paste of pomegranate leaves mixed with rice together crushed with some amount of water.

2.Take fresh coconut water daily.

3.Take half cup juice of coriander leaves.

PATHYA APATHYA(Doe’s &Don’ts)

Pathya

  1. Spices like coriander, turmeric, mint
  2. Green vegetables like cucumber, pumpkin, gooseberry, dates, legumes,etc
  3. Fresh fruits and milk products like cheese, ghee etc
  4. Coconut water and barley water, butter milk.
  5. Genital organ hygiene
  6. Regular evacuation of stool.
  7. Relaxed mind

Apathya

1.Fried oily and spicy food should be avoided.

2.Garlic, red chillies not to be taken

3.Tea and coffee should be avoided

4.Forcefull defecation should not be done

5.Stress,strain and hard work should be avoided.

Appropriate treatment improves the quality of such patients and can lead a better life.