Bleeding during menopause urgency
Posted by: "Shirish Bhate" shirishbhate
Date: Tue Feb 6, 2007 11:48 pm ((PST)

For most women suffering from this condition, the conventional prognosis is only loosing the womb, a scientific name being hysterectomy.

It's something that affects one in four women sometime in their life.  hysterectomy is one of the more traumatic surgical operations, and  yet it is one of the most common.

One-third of American women and one-fifth of British women will have  had their womb removed by the time they reach the age of 60, and most  have the procedure in order to stop heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Despite its frequency, the advice is just plain wrong, the National  Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) has announced two  weeks ago. Too many doctors still believe that a hysterectomy is the  only way to stop HMB, and yet there are many other therapies that are  far less radical that could be just as effective.

So, instead, NICE is asking women to find out for themselves all  their options. In most cases, a hysterectomy is unnecessary, and  pointless. Menstrual bleeding is as likely to be caused by hormonal  imbalances, thyroid problems, or fibroids, and so can be treated with  supplements, drugs or minor surgery.  (Source: The Times, 24 January 2007).

Thanks God that now that NICE is worried about the issues and  ordinary people like this author do not have to shout from roof top.  Ayurvedic approaches to save the womb are written by this author long  time back at:

Above post contains recommendations for diet, lifestyle and  medication also. One medication which is left out there  is "Pradarantak Ras" tablets, which contain silver bhasma (Roupya  Bhasma in ayurveda). Author has personal experience with all the  medications written there. IN the extreme cases, author himself  compounds a medicine from Chandrakala Ras, Sutsekhar Ras, Godanti  Bhasma and Praval Pishti, the formulation proportion depending on  the pulse of the patient and has seen that bleeding stops within a  few hours, even if patient is dripping continuously.

In our male dominant society, ladies have to undergo all family planning burden and this is often causing Heavy bleeding. To emphasize this issue author includes some interesting studies carried out on women who had undergone tubectomy:

A British study of tubal ligation found a 40% increase in menstrual blood loss; 26% of the group experienced increased menstrual pain. Women who had used the Pill before their tubal ligation reported more of these complains than other patients.12

A study by James G. Tappan found a 40.7% incidence of menorrhagia and suggested that cystic degeneration of the ovary may result from interruption of blood flow from the uterine artery.13 A longitudinal study of over 8,000 women five years after their tubal ligations found 49% of them suffered heavy periods and 35% reported an increase of severe menstrual cramping.14 The risk of cervical cancer among a study of 489 post-tubal women was 3.5 times the normal rate.15

In his practice, this author came across several women who developed  obesity as a result of Cystic ovaries/disturbed hormones, and later,  after developing central obesity had heavy bleeding, may be by just pressure on ovaries.

Let us conclude by saying that if trauma to ovaries causes premature  menopause, trauma to womb causes premature old age and depression, as  found in some cases. Even after menopause, women need a little  estrogen and progesterone to love their grand children. And modern  science feels that supplementation on estrogen is necessary but not  progesterone if womb is missing!

Ayurveda feels if you take fertility foods, no supplementation itself  is necessary, since every sprouting grain is a mother and you become what you eat. As long as you remain mother, you are happy. By the  way, the tablets for boosting progesterone are not to be given if  heavy bleeding is going on.