Menstruation or a period starts during puberty, usually between the ages 10 and 16 years and continues until a woman reaches the menopausal stage, i.e. 45-55 years. Normally, a woman’s menstrual cycle span is 28 days, but this varies from one individual to another. Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and last two to seven days. For the first few years after menstruation begins, long cycles are common. However, menstrual cycles tend to shorten and become more regular as you age.
You may have irregular periods if:
- The time between each period starts to change
- You lose more or less blood during a period than usual
- The number of days that your period lasts varies a lot
Causes of Irregular Menses:
Many things can cause irregular periods in a women. 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:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Women with this common endocrine system disorder may have irregular periods as well as enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid called follicles located in each ovary as seen during an ultrasound exam.
- Having an intrauterine device
- Changing birth control pills or using certain medications
- Too much exercise
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Overactive thyroid or underactive thyroid
- Eating disorders, extreme weight loss or excessive exercising: Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa - extreme weight loss and increased physical activity can disrupt menstruation.
- Premature ovarian failure: Premature ovarian failure refers to the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): This infection of the reproductive organs can cause irregular menstrual bleeding.
- Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus. They can cause heavy menstrual periods and prolonged menstrual periods.
- Polycystic ovary syndromeand hypothyroidism are two common causes of irregular periods in women. Homoeopathic medicines help restore the balance of hormones in the body.
- Some women have changes in their period because they exercise too much. You may need to make your workouts less intense, or exercise less often.
- If stress is the problem, learning how to manage your stress and possibly also talking with a counselor -- may be helpful.
- Extreme changes in your weight can affect your periods. gain can make it harder for your body to ovulate, so weight loss could help with that.
How can Homeopathy help with irregular menstruation?
Homoeopathy can effectively treat this condition. This is how it works-
• Homoeopathy adopts a holistic approach and treats the individual as a whole. It digs deep into the problem and boosts your immune function. It stimulates normal functioning of the hormones and helps maintain good health by eliminating the factors responsible for causing the disorder. The ingredients used for the preparation of homoeopathic medicines are natural, and hence, free of side effects.
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