Why do you miss your periods?
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Feb 14, 2017
Women are creating histories today and leaving their signature everywhere. Whether an astronaut or a college student, one thing that is commonly found in women is irregular menses as 7 out of 10 women suffer from irregular menstruation cycle.
The regular menstrual period lasts from 2-7 days and the normal cycle ranges from 21-35 days. When periods lasts for more than 7 days, comes with a heavy flow, bleeds in between cycle, it can be termed as “irregular menstruation”. If the frequency is less than 8 days it is known as Polymenorrhea and if it’s more than 36 days it’s known as Oligomenorrhea.
Though, causes can be different for anybody but some of the common reasons that trigger irregular menses are:
- Excessive Stress
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Disturbed Lifestyle
- Certain Medication
- Poor Nutrition
When Should You Raise a Concern about Irregular Menses?
An irregular or missed period is your health alarm. If it forms a pattern and you frequently experience it, then medical attention is required. However, it can also be treated at home without causing any harm to your body. Let’s start with a few simple ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen cabinet.
Effective Home Remedies to Treat & Prevent Irregular Menses
With amazing benefits, cinnamon can act as a boon for your periods. Crush a cinnamon stick and stir well in a cup of hot water. Allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes and then add in your favorite tea bag (Ginger, Chamomile, etc.) for 2-3 minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey to sweeten it. For great results, consume it on a daily basis.
Ginger not only treats your cold & cough but also prevents irregular periods. It helps in boosting the menstrual flow and relieves the pain. Boil a ½ tablespoon of grounded ginger in 1 cup of water and let it boil for 5-10 minutes. Honey can be added to enhance the taste. Strain the fusion and consume it thrice a day after the meals. Continue it for a month.
Carrot is a rich source of iron and helps in regulating the proper functioning of hormone. Gulp down a glass of carrot juice every day for 3 months to regularize your menstrual cycle.
Vitamin C helps in producing estrogen that constructs the uterine lining (handles the periods). Include rich sources of Vitamin C such as oranges, tomatoes, berries, apples, etc. in your diet.
Turmeric contains excellent properties that help our skin & body in many ways and because it contains anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties it also decreases the pain. Combine 1 quarter teaspoon of turmeric with a teaspoon of honey, lukewarm milk and a small piece of jaggery. Mix all the ingredients in a cup and stir well. Ingest this mixture on a daily basis.
Asafoetida is one of the most popular ingredient after turmeric which contains amazing medicinal properties. It helps in treating the hormonal disorder due to its chemical compounds. Fry 200-250 mg in clarified butter and allow it to cool. Add a tablespoon of honey with goat milk and consume it instantly.