Treatment of irregular periods
depends on the cause and your desire to have children in the future. Irregular periods can be caused by many different things. Changes in your body's level of the hormones estrogen and progesterone can disrupt the normal pattern of your period. That's why young girls going through puberty and women approaching menopause
commonly have irregular periods.
Other common causes of irregular periods include:
? Having an intrauterine device (IUD)
? Changing birth control pills
or using certain medications
? Excessive exercise
? Polycystic ovary disease (PCOS
? Severe scarring (adhesions) of the lining of the uterus, a condition known as Asherman syndrome
? Overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism
? Thickening of or polyps on the uterine lining
? Uterine fibroids
Being a warming herb, turmeric is also considered helpful in regulating menstruation and balancing hormones. Its emmenagogue properties help stimulate menstrual flow. Moreover, its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve menstrual pain.
? Consume one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric with milk, honey or jaggery. Take it daily for several weeks or until you see improvement.
? You can also take turmeric in supplement form; consult your doctor for proper dosage.? Pregnancy