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Impact of Herbal Medicine on Restoration of Post Menopausal Women's Health

Anjum AA1, Tabassum K2* and Banu S

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Women's Health
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Menopause is a natural biological process occur after 40 years in every women's life. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt their sleep, lower energy or affect emotional health. The mean age of menopause is 49.4 years and 130 million Indian women are expected to live beyond menopause into old age by 2015. In India, 19% of women age 40 - 41 have already reached menopause, and the incidence of menopause increases rapidly after 41. By the age of 48 - 49 years two third of women are in menopause. So, the number of women in menopause is increasing with their life expectancy and also with reported problems. Therefore, quality of this population becomes a major issue and understanding of menopause is very important issue. Long term use of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) has been associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism, coronary heart diseases, stroke and breast cancer. In classical unani text, though menopausal transition is not mentioned as such, but its clinical features can be correlated with complications occurring due to Ehtebase haiz (Amenorrhoea). There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. In unani system of medicine, many herbal medicines are documented to alleviate these symptoms. Herbal medicines include Asgandh, Soya, Alsi, Todari, Aslasoos, etc. This review paper focuses on herbal medicines which are useful in menopausal syndrome

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