What is Amenorrhea? How to cure it Naturally?

Amenorrhea is a problem in women in which periods stop coming. Although this situation is completely different from menopause and pregnancy, but despite this, women are less aware of this problem. Due to this, they have to face many problems, so it is very important for women to be aware of it. First of all you should know that amenorrhea is not related to infertility or menopause. Menstruation usually starts in girls from 14 to 16 years. But if it does not, then it means that he has a problem of amenorrhea.

Which women have more problems?

It is seen in many women that they eat less food. Or vomit often after eating. In addition, women who live in cyclical stress. They are more likely to have amenorrhea. Apart from this, any developmental defect in brain tumors, uterus and vagina, prolonged contraceptive treatment can also cause amenorrhea. Also athlete women can also have amenorrhea.

Periods are a sign of illness

Many women miss more than 3 or 4 of their periods without becoming pregnant or menopause. Such a condition can indicate many types of problems, such as thyroid, pituitary tumors, PCOS, etc. Not only this, it can also pose a risk of infertility or osteoporosis.

How is this disease different from menopause?

Women who have missed at least 3 periods complain of amenorrhea. This is different from menopause or pregnancy because during pregnancy, menstruation stops and periods are also common during breastfeeding. At the same time, the menopause period stops completely. While the period of regular treatment of amenorrhea becomes regular.

Types of amenorrhea

– Primary amenorrhea is a problem in which periods do not begin until the age of 16 years. In such a situation, you should seek the help of a doctor. Problems related to genetic or private parts can cause primary amenorrhea.

-Secondary amenorrhea occurs when periods begin but also stop after 3 or more months. This problem is caused by underactive thyroid, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


What causes amenorrhea?

In many cases, doctors are unable to find the cause of primary amenorrhea. However, possible reasons for this include-

  • Problem with ovary
  • Problems with the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or puberty gland
  • Problems with reproductive organs
  • Family history of the late period, although sometimes it is due to genetic problem
  • Secondary amenorrhea occurs due to problems with the puberty thyroid gland. These produce hormones necessary for gland periods.

The causes of secondary amenorrhea include:

  • Obesity
  • Lose a lot of weight
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Too much exercise
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • anorexia nervosa
  • Problem in thyroid gland
  • Use of any kind of medicine
  • Removal of uterus and ovary
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Stress or depression

Symptoms of amenorrhea

  • The first symptom of absence of menstruation or amenorrhea is to miss periods 3 times. Apart from this, some other symptoms are also seen like-
  • Nipple discharge
  • Change in breast size
  • Vaginal dryness
  • hair fall
  • Having a headache
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Blurry
  • Facial hair
  • Change in voice
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent pimples
  • When is it important to see a doctor?
  • If a woman misses 3 consecutive periods or their periods do not start until 16–17, she should consult a doctor immediately. If amenorrhea is not treated in time, it can cause hormonal imbalance, osteoporosis, mental stress, infertility, urinary cancer and heart related problems. In such a situation, timely treatment of amenorrhea is very important.

What is the diagnosis of amenorrhea?

Before the test of amenorrhea, the doctor will ask you many questions like-

  • What age did you have periods
  • Chances of pregnancy
  • Has you lost or gained weight, or what kind of exercise do you do?
  • How long does your period last and how much or less bleeding happens
  • Amenorrhea is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease. Therefore, the doctor tries to find out the reasons for not having periods. For this, the doctor performs several tests:
  • Lab test- There are several types of blood tests, including-
  • Pregnancy test, thyroid function test, ovary function test, prolactin test, male hormone test etc. The first test is done by a doctor when a period is missed. Other tests are done when it is negative.
  • Hormone Challenge Test- For this test you are given hormones pills for 7 to 10 days so that the periods come. This test shows that there is a lack of estrogen hormone due to absence of periods.
  • Imaging Test – After blood test and hormone test, one can recommend imaging test based on symptoms of amenorrhea, including ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, scoop test etc.

What is the treatment of amenorrhea in modern?

Primary amenorrhea

Treatment of amenorrhea depends on its cause. Watchful weighting is done based on the age of the person with primary amenorrhea and the results of the ovary function test. If other women in the family have also started late periods, you will also have late periods. Surgery may be required if there is a genetic or physical problem involving reproductive organ problems. It is difficult to say how normal periods will occur.

Secondary amenorrhea

Its treatment depends on its underlying cause-

  • If there is a problem due to emotional or mental stress, then counseling will help.
  • Losing too much weight can be due to many reasons. In such a situation, the woman needs to seek professional weight gain program or doctor’s help.
  • If a woman does a lot of exercise, a change in the exercise plan or a change in diet may help.
  • Menopause begins around the age of 50, although it can also occur by age 40. Family history may also be the reason for early or late menopause. Therefore, its treatment depends on the cause of menopause.
  • If there is a problem of polycystic over syndrome, the doctor will prescribe appropriate treatment and if it has increased weight, then it will also advise to reduce it.
  • With premature ovarian failure, hormone replacement therapy resumes the period.
  • If menstruation has stopped due to underactive thyroid, then the doctor will take appropriate treatment with thyroxine (thyroid hormone).
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Lifestyle changes :

  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Follow the appropriate methods to reduce stress
  • Listen to music and concentrate
  • Make a favorable exercise plan
  • Eat a healthy and healthy diet
  • If you are an athlete, the way you eat and exercise should be changed.
  • Keep a record of periods starting
  • Excessive exercise or too little food intake can cause amenorrhea, so try to balance work, recreation and rest.

Diet in amenorrhea

Eating a diet containing enough nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and proteins each day can help prevent amenorrhea. Therefore, to reduce the risks of amenorrhea, attention should be paid to the following diet:

  • Include more iron-rich foods in the diet.
  • A fiber-rich natural diet should be combined with olive oil to aid weight loss and improve metabolism.
  • Spices such as pepper, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, clove and celery can help heal in the reproductive system.
  • Consumption of fatty foods and products high in trans-fat should be avoided.


  • Tadasana
  • Urdhva Hastasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Uttita trikonasana, etc.


Herbal treatments for Amenorrhea can be very effective which contains a lot of nutritive elements that help in building the Rasa Dhatu and supporting the production of menstrual flow. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre introduces ‘’Amenorrhea Go Kit’’, which are generally used for the gynecological purposes and to strengthen female hormones. This kit includes – Rajpravartinvati vati, Stri rasayan, Stri poshak syrup, Stri poshak capsules, and Ashwagandha tablets.




1. Rajapravartini Vati

Rajapravartini vati is an Ayurvedic medicine which mainly balances the Vata and Kapha dosha and improves the women’s health problems. It mainly affects ovaries and uterus. The ingredients used for the preparation of these tablets are – Shuddha tankan (Purified borax), Kaseesa (Purified blue vitriol), Shuddha hingu (Purified ferula asafoetida), etc. Its main action is to eliminate the obstruction and regulate the proper flow of blood.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

2. Stri- Poshak Syrup

Stri Poshak Syrup is an Ayurvedic medicine that contains natural and pure herbs which mainly balance the Pitta and Kapha dosha. The syrup is beneficial in curing woman’s physical weakness, anemia, amenorrhea, etc. It includes ingredients like – Ashok chall (Saraca asoca), Lodhar chall (Symlocos racemosa), Khadir chall (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. This herbal syrup cures the wrinkles on the face, dark circles below eyes, feeling of exhaustion in the body, helps in reducing hot flashes, disturbed sleep, abdominal discomfort, mood elevation, excess sweating, tiredness.

Recommended Dosage Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

3. Stri – Poshak Capsules

This is the herbal remedy which contain ingredients like– Ashok chall (Saraca asoca), Lodhar chall (Symlocos racemosa), Aamlaki (Emblica officinalis), Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), etc. that mainly balance the kapha dosha. The capsule is very beneficial in maintaining women’s health and regulation in the menstrual cycle. It relieves abdominal pain.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

4. Ashwagandha Tablet

 Ashwagandha tablet is mainly used in strengthening the uterus. It improves the ovarian functions, helps to normalize flow during periods and reduces the abdominal pain. These tablets balance the hormones, anorexia, and improve the quality of cervical mucus. The tablets provide effective results in amenorrhea.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

5. Femine care tablets

Femine care tablet is an Ayurvedic formulation that work on female reproductive system and make it healthy. Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera), Muramakki (Commiphora myrah), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Hara Kasis. These tablets shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulator properties. These tablets helps to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, uterine fibroids etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Rasayan Vati

Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Aswagandha, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Shatavar, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune- modulator properties. These tablets provides good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improves immunity.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.