A CRITICAL REVIEW ON ASTHI DHATU KSHAYA IN POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
Gaur M. B., Panwar Ruchika*, Sabharwal Pooja and Pandey Yogesh
Women are measuring every limit and height in every field on their potential without any age limit now days. But
post menopause is time which hampers their both physical and mental health as well as activity. It is important to
manage all the characteristics in post- menopausal women due to aging and other physiological changes to provide
them a life full of prosperity of health and a sound physical and mental health during this life changing period.
There are many measurable health problems including bone problems, a women face due to aging process. Bone
relating problem plays most significant role in disturbing their day to day life. Sometimes it results in osteoporosis.
Major determinants of osteoporosis in a post-menopausal women is estrogen deficiency and aging process.
Clinically significant osteoporosis most often results from a combination of age related bone loss and additional
bone loss from another cause; by further most common such cause is post-menopausal estrogen withdrawal. More
importantly, there is an accelerated phase of bone loss of up to 1-3% per year in females in the 5-10 years
following the menopause. So in ayurved context; consideration of various aspects i.e. asthi dhatu etc. and their
management in daily routine helps in overcome of such infirmities. Proper and balanced diet, regular exercise,
yoga and asana are the tools to go through and make them physically and mentally fit and fine. Aim: To define the
role of asthi dhatu kshaya in postmenopausal women through Ayurved approach on Ayurved measures to improve
way of living in the post-menopausal women. Material and methods: Ayurveda as well as modern texts are
approached for proper understanding of the subject.
Keywords: Post-menopause, asthi dhatu, asthi kshaya, panchkarma, basti, yoga.
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