Having a regular period is something that is not very unusual for a woman. This is something that you need to understand better so that you would not have any additional worries when it comes to having your period irregularly.
This article will help you understand everything about irregular periods and why you shouldn’t be afraid of having it. Also it will help you understand the causes and any major complications that you can have when the condition.
However, let us first discuss what an irregular period is. This refers to any kind of bleeding that would be considered not normal when it is compared to your regular menstrual cycle. It can be considered as heavy bleeding. Here are other kinds of irregular periods that you may have as a woman.
- Late period
- Heavy period
- Decreased blood flow during periods
- Missed periods
- Continuous periods
- Multiple occurring periods
However, you do not need to worry too much about it because it is a common occurrence in women (30%). Aside from this, it can be caused by various reasons. These are as follows.
Irregular menstruation happens when the natural hormones that would activate the blood flow does not produce the right reaction from the body. If the parts of the body that should produce the hormones fail to give the necessary signals to the body, Irregular menstruation happens.
What would cause the signals to be crossed causing the hormonal levels to change? Here are some of the following reasons.
- Hormonal replacement therapy
- Birth control
All of these phenomena will cause your hormonal cycles to change and therefore affect your menstrual flow. You have to remember that any drastic change within your body as a woman will definitely affect the functioning on every part of your body including your reproductive system.
However, there are also complications that you need to be wary about. This will happen through underlying causes that may also be their reasons for heavy bleeding or the severe lack thereof. This is why it is important for you to have yourself checked regularly especially if you feel any other changes in your body in congruence with the irregular menstruation.
Specific treatments for irregular menstruation vary. Most of the time, you may not have to do anything at all. If there is any underlying condition however, that can cause irregular menstruation it is important that you get treatment for it right away so that your blood flow may be regularized again. You can also do some hormone regulating activities to activate your hormones. These are as follows.
- As much as possible, try to reduce your stress levels. As mentioned earlier, this is one of the possible causes of the irregular menstruation. Always try to have a positive outlook in life to reduce stress.
- If you have eating disorders, it would be best to get help for it. These eating disorders may disrupt you cycle and ultimately cause you your health.
- Lastly, do not over exercise. This will also affect your menstrual cycle adversely because everything done in excess affects the body negatively.