Entering the menopausal phase heralds a significant transformation in a woman's life, marking the cessation of menstrual cycles and the onset of hormonal imbalances. Amidst these changes, an often-overlooked symptom is joint pain, which can significantly affect one's quality of life.
During menopause, the dominance of Vata dosha tends to exacerbate, accelerating the rate of degeneration and impacting bone health in women. The increased risk of osteoporosis post-menopause makes bones fragile and susceptible to fractures, emphasizing the importance of addressing joint health during this transition.
Understanding Menopausal Joint Issues:
The decline in estrogen levels post-menopause contributes to osteoporosis by hindering the production of new bone. This hormonal shift affects osteoblasts, impeding their ability to generate new bone tissue, thereby weakening bones. Besides, various joint conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and low calcium levels can exacerbate joint discomfort during this phase.
Symptoms of menopausal joint issues often include persistent ache, stiffness, immobility, inflammation, and swelling, impacting daily activities and mobility.
Ayurvedic Approach to Joint Health:
Ayurveda aims to restore hormonal balance and nourish joints while alleviating pain to curb degeneration. Dyumna Women’s Clinic recommends Vatshamak Panchakarma procedures like Basti, Matrabasti, Sarvang Abhyang, Nasya, Shirodhara, Raktmokshan, and detoxification treatments to eliminate toxins and rejuvenate the body, especially beneficial during the perimenopausal and menopausal phases.
Complementing these procedures, Ayurvedic medicines including Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Mahayograj Guggulu, are prescribed to address menopausal joint issues. Blood investigations for Vitamin D and B12, among others, are recommended when necessary.
Ayurveda emphasizes daily routines, mindful movement through yoga, gentle exercises, and stress-relieving practices like meditation to mitigate joint discomfort. Correct gait and posture also play a crucial role in joint health.
At Dyumna, a balanced diet emphasizes seasonal, freshly prepared, easily digestible food. Cow ghee consumption supports joint function and lubrication, contributing to overall joint health.
Ayurveda's holistic approach to menopausal joint health involves harmonizing doshas, embracing mindful practices, and adopting a balanced diet. Consulting with an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner at Dyumna Women’s Clinic provides tailored guidance towards holistic well-being. Embark on a personalized journey towards vibrant joint health with the wisdom of Ayurveda today.