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Home Remedies for Irregular Period: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

An irregular period is a common problem among women and it usually affects one in every two women. It refers to the infrequent menstrual cycle that has a gap of more than 35 days. There are many attributes that are becoming a leading cause for such scenarios. Lifestyle triggers like increased exercise, smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, travel, stress, and even certain medications have all contributed to this problem. You need to get yourself checked with a doctor if you are facing this problem regularly. There are also some home remedies you can use for having regular periods.

  1. Ginger
    Ginger can be highly beneficial in regulating menstrual periods and also in relieving menstrual pain. They are also highly beneficial in combating menstrual cramps. To use this, boil half a teaspoon of freshly ground ginger in a cup of water for five minutes. Add a little sugar or honey to it and drink this three times a day – preferably after the meals. Try this out for a month at least for getting better results.
  2. Cinnamon
    Cinnamon is also highly beneficial in regulating menstrual cycles and in reducing menstrual cramps. It also regulates the insulin level to a great extent. Add half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of warm milk. Use honey if needed and drink this daily for several weeks. You can even add cinnamon to your foods alternatively.
  3. Sesame Seeds and Jaggery
    Sesame seeds are also useful in regulating menstrual cycles. They help in balancing your hormones and together with jaggery has an over al warming effect. To make this, dry roast some sesame seeds and grind them with some jaggery into a fine powder. Take one teaspoon of this powder daily on an empty stomach in the luteal phase, or second half of your menstrual cycle (two weeks before your period starts), for a few months. DO not use this procedure during your periods. Use them in the phases before your period starts.

Are there any side effects?

Do not use cinnamon in high quantities as some users might suffer from allergic reactions. But this is a rare occurrence and you can usually use it safely. When using the jaggery, make sure that they it is free of impurities. Buy fresh products from reputed stores to prevent any side effects. Consult your gynaecologist if your condition doesn't improve or if you face some other problem. Try and follow a healthy diet and avoid alcohol for the best results.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Avoid heavy exercises or work when undergoing these home remedies. Take plenty of water and liquids to hydrate your body. Also ensure that you keep your surroundings clean and pure. Take foods that are high in proteins and vitamins and alternatively supplement them with a health drink. Consult with your doctor on the best supplements to have for more regular periods.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery is usually not immediate and can depend on how serious your problem is. Most women experience regular periods; but abnormalities can occur now and then. These types of symptoms can be easily cured. You can take care of your daily activities too while undergoing these home remedies. These remedies are safe and can be easily followed even after you have been cured.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Whether you will start having regular periods or not will depend on how well you take care of your body after these remedies. Also, irregular periods are common when one reaches menopause. So try to start following these remedies even if you have suffered from one irregular period. Drink adequate water, consume fresh fruits and vegetables and take healthy proteins. Consult your gynaecologist if the problem remains.

Is there any training or experts required?

These remedies do not require any special expertise. However, know your body type and the reason for not having a regular period before hand. Also, do not take any herbs or ingredients in high quantities. Always check if you are allergic to certain substances, before consuming the same. If the symptoms do not go away through such home remedies, do check with your physician immediately. Avoid OTC medications as they do more harm than good.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 20 - 300 Training Requirement: No

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