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Jan 31, 2008

Hot Flushes in Menopausal Women

Hot Flushes in Menopausal women

Menopause is defines by at least 12 months of amenorrhea in 50 year old women( with or without increase in serum level of FSH-Follicular Stimulating Hormone) , bilateral oophorectomy in women of child bearing age or negative testing for progestrone in women aged at least 45 years.

Hot flushes are sudden sensations of intense heat ,it mainly affects the upper part of body and lasts from 1 to 5 minutes. Other associated symptoms may be redness of face, heavy perspiration,anxiety,palpitations,irritability, sleeplessness and nocturnal sweating. Hot flushes are most common reason of discomfort during menopause and it reduce quality of life.

Conventional Treatment-

Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT) is advised for hot flushes and other menopausal problems but HRT has severe unfavorable effects.

Homeopathic Treatment-

Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on strict individualizations of patient. Most common medicines advised are Lachesis mutus, Sulphur,Sepia, Sanguinaria, Gloninum, Belladona and few else. Medicines are prescribed on basis of severity of symptoms, mental attitude of patient, environmental modalities,desire and aversion for different things, Temperament, Mood swings and physical constitution of patient.

More then 75% patients feel comfortable with Homeopathic prescriptions in Hot Flushes of Menopause. Noticable reduction in hot flushes and associated other menopausal symptoms improves quality of life.

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