The third article from the series for menstrual disorders is focused on the biochemical equilibrium of potassium inorganic compounds in cells – Kalium muriatirum, Kalium phosphoricum and Kalium sulphuricum.
Biochemical Action of Kalium Salts in Tissues
The presence of Kalium muriaticum is found in muscles, blood corpuscles, intercellular fluid, and in the tissues of nerves and brain. In the blood Kali-mur is present in quantity of 4:1000 parts. Kalium muriaticum takes part in formation of new brain cells.
Kalium phosphoricum is constituent of nervous cells, muscles and blood cells. It is part of all human fluids, of all tissues, of brain. Kali-phos is essential for the formation of all tissues.
The Kalium sulphuricum is found in the cells and in the intercellular fluids, muscles, nerves, epithelium and in the blood corpuscles, as carrier of oxygen. The iron takes up the oxygen in the red blood corpuscles, and hence it is carried to every cell of the organism by the reciprocal action of Kali-sulph and Ferrum phos.
When Kalium muriaticum molecules are deficient, this is closely related to the exudation of fibrin from cells. This is white-grayish exudation, often seen in all types of inflammations – such as upper respiratory, genital, skin, infectious diseases. The fibrinous discharge is typical for the second stage of the acute inflammatory diseases; hence Kali-mur is strongly advisable to be prescribed in such cases (the first stage corresponds to Ferr-phos).
The disturbance of the Kalium phosphoricum molecules results in disturbances in the mental sphere – anxiety, fear, weeping, memory weakness, depression; retarded pulse, paralysis or paresis of muscles and nerves, cramping pains in extremities, retarded nutrition of nerves leading to their degeneration.
Kalium sulphuricum deficiency is manifested by the presence of yellow or greenish slimy secretions from the mucous membranes; heaviness and weariness, vertigo, chilliness, palpitations of heart, fear, melancholy, toothache, headache, pains in the limbs, which intermit and change location.
Homeopathic Picture of Potassium Deficiency during Menstrual Cycle
is applicable remedy for late or suppressed (in the meaning of missing) menstruation; or the periods occur too frequent and last too long. The flow is excessive, copious, dark, clotted, tar-colored blood.
Eventually the symptoms lead back to insufficient work of the liver and/or a glandular inactivity. The tongue is white coated.
helps when the woman is nervous, depressed, with low spirits, and constant dull headache during periods. The menarche may appear too early in young girls.
Menstruation is on irregular periods; the flow is scanty, the blood is dark red, or almost black, the odor is offensive. Usually these ladies are pale and sensitive, irritable and suffering from respiratory disorders; sometimes they feel as if a ball is rising in their throat. The periods are painful, patients feel sleepy; suffer from pains in the lower extremities and from stitching pains in the womb. It is possible that the menses is entirely suppressed (amenorrhea) or highly irregular. The pains prevail on the left side – the left ovary; and the sacral region of the back.
is applicable in cases of metrorrhagia with sensation of heaviness in the lower abdomen. Periods occur too late; the flow is too scanty, with the same feeling of weight and fullness in the lower abdomen, accompanied by dull headache. The menses might be entirely suppressed. There might be burning of the vagina.
The respective tissue remedy (or all three Kalium salts) should be prescribed at least two weeks before the expected date of menstruation flow, for at least three consecutive periods. Always bear in mind the necessity of professional observation.