Health

Say NO to #IrregularPeriods

Have you been shedding blood for no reason? Do people notice your mood swings too regularly? Been noticing unexpected tenderness in your breasts? And yah do you feel those painful cramps? Well, honey if your answer to these questions is ‘yes’, you have got irregular periods. Does it sound like a bad news? Not really, because if you are reading this on iChhori, you have come to the right place. As usual, relax and read on

What is an irregular period?   

A normal menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, plus or minus seven days. Menstrual bleeding is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days. Missed, early, or late periods are also considered signs of an irregular cycle.

Reasons for Irregular Periods:

Having irregular periods is not uncommon. The main cause for missing your period is the pregnancy. So if you miss your periods any month, you got to check whether its hormonal problem or it’s the baby on the way. There could be many reasons for irregular periods ranging from bad lifestyle habits to something that requires treatment. In teenage, your body goes through hormonal changes and body takes time to find its balance. Hence, it’s normal to have an irregular period during adolescence.

The most common reasons for irregular periods include:

  • Hormonal problems such as  thyroid malfunctions
  • Drugs like birth-control pills can affect the frequency and / or intensity of menstruation
  • Problems with the pelvic organs such as polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss; extreme thinness and obesity both cause the menstrual cycle to become irregular or even to disappear
  • Travel
  • Breastfeeding
  • Over-exercising: If you’re an athlete and train very hard, you may stop menstruating because your body wants to survive and save energy and menstruation requires energy

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If your irregular periods are not because of something which needs treatment by a doctor, we can suggest some simple home/Ayurveda remedies ways to get your periods back on track:

GINGER 

We all know that ginger has good medicinal properties in it. It is beneficial in regulating irregular periods.

Boiling a half teaspoon of ginger in water for 5 min and adding sugar to it can be a perfect medication for periods. You should have it on regular basis for a month or so to make your periods come on time.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is called a wonder herb. It helps in treating the menses naturally without making you take those high doses of allopathic medicines.

Extracting the fresh Aloe Vera and mixing it with honey can get rid of irregular periods if you consume it before breakfast as a daily routine.

Unripe Papaya

if you are a lazy chhori and don’t even bother to mix some ingredients together, you can drop in at a nearest fruit stall and pick yourself up an unripe papaya. You can eat it just like any other fruit. Unripe papaya is a herbal emmenagogue, it stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is known to stimulate menstrual flow when menstruation is absent for reasons other than pregnancy, such as hormonal disorders or conditions like oligomenorrhea (light menses).

Turmeric

A glass of turmeric milk can heal the painful cramps during the period days. Regular intake of turmeric milk, especially before going to bed will help a lot during your periods.

These are easy to adopt remedies, which can help you smile more often when you have your periods.

Before we close it in here, let’s leave you with one piece of important information from iChhori-

If you do not have your periods for months for any reason, do not think that you cannot get pregnant because you are missing your periods, you can get pregnant! So better be careful and if required, consult the doctor!

 

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