Menstrual cycle can be absent due to hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiency, estrogen imbalance, thyroid issues, premature ovarian failure, or menopause. You can restore your menstrual cycle by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, reducing stress, applying warm castor oil on abdomen. Herbs like alfalfa, black cohosh root, shatavari also help.
Are Irregular Periods Bothering You?
Every woman has a cycle that is unique to her. Although a normal menstrual cycle could be as short as 22 days, others can be as long as 36 days, and hardly anyone has a cycle that lasts exactly 28 days. What’s important is that your normal shifts don’t become abnormal. For some women that’s skipping an entire month or more without being pregnant. There are a couple of reasons your cycle may be irregular such as stress, dietary deficiencies, low body weight, getting off of birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, perimenopause or other underlying issues.Restoring your menstrual cycle can be done naturally and effectively with herbs, nutrition and exercise.
If your period suddenly starts coming more frequently for a few cycles in a row, or lasting longer, or brings abnormally heavy bleeding that prevents you from doing your usual activities, it’s often a sign that your body is not producing enough progesterone to balance estrogen. So the lining of the uterus keeps thickening until it breaks off and repeatedly sheds in fragmented pieces.
Hormonal shifts that produce significant and frequent cycle disruption are signals to pay closer attention. Healthy menstruation is an indication of a healthy state of mind and body and is step one for boosting your fertility naturally.
Structural problems, such as endometriosis, uterine polyps and fibroids; low thyroid function; prolonged antibiotic use; and even infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to irregular or even heavier periods.
Secondary amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menstruation for the total of at least 3 previous menstrual cycle lengths, or at least 6 months in a woman who previously had a menstrual cycle and is still in her reproductive years. Reproductive years are defined as menarche, when a woman begins her menstrual cycle in puberty until menopause around the ages of 40-55.
Now the question is how to get regular periods and avoid all of the above. Regulating your periods is crucial to prevent deleterious effects to skeletal and reproductive health.