Common causes of irregular periods:
Eating disorders, like anorexia
Excessive weight gain or weight loss
; extreme thinness and obesity
both cause your menstrual cycle to become irregular or even to disappear.
Stress or emotional problems.
Easy ways to regulate your period naturally
Regulate your period by adjusting your diet
It’s important you have a balanced and healthy diet all month. There are some particular foods that are very helpful in regulating periods and getting your menstrual flow going:
Pineapples and papaya
are well-known home remedies for irregular periods. The bromelain
in the pineapple
and papaya will help soften and break down your uterus lining, which can help solve a period block.
Also, aim for an intake of half a teaspoon of cinnamon
(mixed in warm lemon water
with honey or in a glass of (almond
). Some studies show that cinnamon helps regulate the insulin levels, which in turn can help regulate ovulation and therefore also having a regular menstrual cycle.
Destress & Self-care
Stress is one of the most common reasons for irregular periods
. So naturally, a cure for irregular periods is to break out of your stressful, daily routines – even if only for a couple of hours.
Try taking a hot bath or place a hot water bottle or a warm cherry
stone pillow on your abdomen and do a relaxing activity. Read a book or magazine, listen to a podcast or watch your favourite show.
If you can, try meditating or keeping a gratitude journal. It’s about taking some me-time and zoning out of your usual day to day thoughts and routine. Turn off your laptop, turn off your phone and try to relax and take care of yourself (even if it’s just half an hour.) If you have long office hours or study all day long, even taking 5 or 10 minutes perhaps outside or somewhere away from your desk can help you relax and clear your mind.
Anything from yoga
to CrossFit – as long as you feel comfortable, exercise is also a great stress
release. You can also just go for a walk or do some easy youtube workouts at home. The important thing is to do some kind of exercise that takes your mind off things and helps you break out of your daily chores and routines. Just a little bit can give you that small kick of endorphins you need to destress.