AMENORRHEA AND CHINESE MEDICINE

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation for more than three consecutive months. Depending on the cause of amenorrhea there can be other symptoms like headaches, milky nipples discharge, pelvic pain and others. There are two types of amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea – when a woman has not had a menstruation at the age of 16 Secondary amenorrhea – when a woman previously had regular cycles but has stopped the menstruation for at least 3 months. Amenorrhea is a normal state during pregnancy, lactating, and during or after menopause. Other causes can be: Chemotherapy, stress, obesity, anemia, excessive exercise, ovarian dysfunction, stopping intake of contraceptive pill after using it for a long

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS) in Chinese Medicine

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by mild obesity, irregular menses or amenorrhea, and signs of androgen hormone excess (hirsutism, acne). This endocrine disorder affects 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age. It is also the main cause of infertility and 90% of anovulatory infertility. Western medicine diagnosis is based in an ultrasound scan looking for multiple small cysts, a blood test to check the androgens level and other clinical manifestations as: Obesity, amenorrhea, infertility, hirsutism and more. Also PCOS has been closely related to a problem with insulin metabolism. With this condition there is a resistance of cells of body to insulin. The pancreas

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