AYURVEDIC VIEW ON HYSTERECTOMY AND ITSEFFECTS ON HEALTH

Hysterectomy is a procedure which involves removal of the uterus. Uterus is one of the most important organs of the female. It is also called a womb and is an inverted pear shaped muscular organ of the female reproductive system located in between the bladder and rectum. When a woman goes under hysterectomy then it is clear that she is suffering from some condition that is exclusively related to uterus like uterine fibroids, cancerous growth in uterus, thickening of uterus lining and many more. In this article we will discuss hysterectomy, its type, reasons for hysterectomy, and side effects of this procedure and how it can be prevented using Ayurvedic formulations.

Uterus is a very important organ of a woman’s body. This is the reason why women are called women. If you ask me then I will strongly favour the statement that the reason for human life existence is the womb. Without the womb there will be no fertilization of female eggs and male sperm or there will be nothing that provides a favorable place for fetal growth. But still many women are opting for hysterectomy even at young and reproductive age, what can be the possible reason? The reason is a one line statement by their gynecologist “It’s better to remove your uterus as it’s giving you difficult times now”. Most women never give a second thought before opting for hysterectomy, they never try to search for better options or explore other pathies like Ayurveda, sidha, unani and homeopathy. From here the actual problem starts, the one guiding you for hysterectomy will ever tell you what after effects it will have. But in this article most commonly faced effects of hysterectomy by women are discussed along with many other things you should be aware of if you are thinking about hysterectomy most commonly faced effects of hysterectomy by women are discussed along with many other things you should be aware of if you are thinking about hysterectomy.

 

TYPES OF HYSTERECTOMY

Total Hysterectomy: In this type of hysterectomy the uterus and cervix are removed.

Partial Hysterectomy: In this case the uterus is removed but the cervix is left in place.

Radical Hysterectomy: It is the extensive version of operation and involves removal of uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, upper part of vagina and associated pelvic ligaments and lymph nodes.

Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy: This procedure is generally done when a woman is suffering from cancer. In this uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed.

Hysterectomy with Prophylactic Bilateral Salpingectomy: Removal of fallopian tubes at the time of hysterectomy.

Moreover hysterectomy can be done through the vaginal route, abdominal route or nowadays laparoscopic route is becoming really popular

 

 REASONS FOR HYSTERECTOMY

  1. Generally, women with following conditions are recommended for hysterectomy:
  2. Single or Multiple uterine fibroids (non-cancerous)
  3. Heavy menstrual bleeding or irregular menstrual bleeding
  4. Uterine prolapse
  5. Thickening of uterus lining
  6. Cancerous overgrowth of uterine cells
  7. Pelvic inflammatory disorders

 

EFFECTS OF HYSTERECTOMY

  1. PHYSICAL PROBLEMS AFTER HYSTERECTOMY
  • Pain in the region which usually last for few days
  • Vaginal bleeding and discharge (bleeding lasting for few days)
  • Vomiting accompanied with nausea
  • Feeling of hot flashes like heat is coming out of body
  • Dryness in vagina
  • Sweating during sleep
  • Increase risk of osteoporosis.

 

  1. EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF UTERUS REMOVAL
  • Mood swings
  • Emotional ups or downs
  • Depression
  • Womanhood is mostly associated with the uterus and menstrual cycle. So it impacts every woman.

 

  1. SEXUAL ISSUES
  • Lack of libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Behavioral changes like becoming irritated, feeling angry and aggressive all the time.
  • Hormonal changes causing unusual vaginal discharge and vaginal area irritation as a result of dryness.

 

AYURVEDA – BEFORE OR AFTER HYSTERECTOMY

Ayurveda and Ayurvedic herbs are way potential in saving your uterus and also greeting you well after undergoing hysterectomy. Ayurvedic herbs are very potent in managing excessive bleeding, irregular bleeding, uterine fibroids and are even effective in managing cancerous growth. They are very effective in maintaining hormonal balance and reduce inflammation if present.

Even after hysterectomy, ayurvedic herbs help in dealing with all kinds of hysterectomy after effects. It balances the hormones resulting in mood enhancement, reduces vaginal dryness, protects from the risk of osteoporosis and reduces the recurrent feeling of indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Herbs like shatavari and arjun are very potent in balancing the secretion of estrogen which is very important for every woman’s body whether young or old.

So consult before making any decision about adopting Ayurveda to avoid gynecological surgery. Balanced and honest options should follow.

Always understand, this is not just removal of uterus. This is more than that for every female.

 

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