Aim and Background: The term Menorrhagia is from Greek word, men meaning â€˜mensesâ€™ and â€˜rrhagiaâ€™ meaning â€˜burst forthâ€™10. It denotes cyclic bleeding which is excessive in amount or duration. It is a very common complaint among females in recent years. It has negative effects on womenâ€™s quality of life with limited options available in modern medicine, following Ayurvedic principles of diagnosis and treatment can be useful.
Case Description: A 42 years old female Hindu patient, housewife by occupation visited our OPD with complaints of Excessive P/V bleeding during menstruation, prolonged bleeding for 7-8 days with interval of 18-20 days which was heavy with passage of big clots for first 4-5days. She changes 7-8 pads/day, next 3-4days moderate bleeding, changes 4-5pads/day was seen. Associated with fatigue patient was not able to do her normal activities. Diagnosed as Raktapradar according to Ayurveda.
Treatment: She was given Ashokaghrita 1tsf, twice a day before food daily for 6 months3.
Outcome: After three months of treatment patient showed significant relief in symptoms. Significant reduction in PV bleeding, proper intervals in between menses and reduction in passage of clots.
Conclusion: Significant relief can be achieved in patients of menorrhagia by applying principles of diagnosis and treatment of Asrigdhar. Itâ€™s single case study and can lay down road ahead for further research
Keywords: Asrigdhar, Menorrhagia, Ashokaghrita
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