One of the major ailments that trouble a majority of women around this world is ‘Irregular Period’ and associated ailments.
WHAT IS IT?
Menstruation is shedding of the Endometrium, or lining of the womb, and allowing a fresh one to grow in its place. Most women will live with a period for 40 years of reproductive life until Menopause steps in around the age of 50. It could be earlier or later in some cases.
Hormones are the primary reason for Menstruation to occur. Hence the balance of these hormones is necessary for a normal period to occur.
A standard or ideal period happens every 24-29 days but could be as varied as cycles between 23-35 days.
CAUSES OF VARIOUS MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS:
The female menstrual cycle is very sensitive and can be disrupted for a wide range of reasons.
Some of the reasons are due to significant weight loss or gain, Over exercise, Bad or poor nutrition, Smoking,
Drug abuse, Excessive Drinking, Foods rich in carbohydrates, Junk food in excess, Caffeine, Stress, Hormonal
imbalance, Medications, Chemotherapy, Recent child birth, Miscarriage, Breastfeeding, Thoughts and emotions, Commencement of new cycle (onset of period), Sexual activity - especially when it is a new occurrence, Anxiety
about pregnancy, underlying illness or physiological imbalance (eg: thyroid conditions), Polycystic ovarian syndrome/estrogen dominance, Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis), ectopic pregnancy, (where the baby grows in the fallopian tube or somewhere else outside the uterus), Starting or changing contraception.
COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PERIODS:
Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)
Dysmenorrhoea falls into two categories: primary – which is the normal period pain caused due to contraction
of uterine muscles and secondary dysmenorrhoea where there is a pathological cause for the pain, such as endometriosis.
Irregular periods (Oligomennorhoea)
Irregular periods are common in the first two or three years after periods start, after childbirth, miscarriage or termination and in the lead-up to menopause. It can be determined when timings of periods are different, duration may not be the same and even the flow could differ causing stress, confusion and discomfort for several women.
Lack of periods (Amenorrhoea)
Lack of periods can be Primary (when periods don't start at all) or Secondary (more common and happens when periods begin but then suddenly stop for more than six months).
Heavy periods (Menorrhagia)
Losing more than 80 millilitres of blood is considered excessive. This can cause anaemia, fatigue, and lack of energy. Causes are varied ranging from ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that happens outside the uterus), miscarriage, hypothyroidism, fibroids, infections, small growths in the lining of the uterus (polyps) blood
Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent most of the menstrual problems.
Avoid Smoking, Drinking, Fatty & salty junk foods (high in carbohydrates), Improper dieting, Rapid weight loss or
gain, Too much of exercise, Constant stress, Lack of sleep, Heavily processed foods, Constant use of medications.
Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegies, fiber rich foods, greens.
Regular yoga, Meditation, Gentle exercise, Regular eating habits, Plenty of water, Natural teas (ginger, Alfalfa, Ginseng etc), Relaxation techniques will help to balance and improve the functions of reproductive system.
Homeopathy has an excellent track record of treating menstrual irregularities with success. As it targets the
underlying hormonal imbalance, in most cases, the gentle yet effective Homeopathic remedies assists the body to naturally rectify its hormonal mechanism. Remedies are selected individually after analyzing the constitution of the person, thus initiating healing mechanism to rectify the root