Irregular Periods- How Can You Prevent Them?
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Most women dread at the thought of irregular periods. A normal menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days, plus or minus seven days. Menstrual bleeding is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than a time span of 8 days. Despite encountering the problem of irregular periods, many women do not address it openly. Irregular periods brings along an onset of other problems like stomach pain, fatigue, headaches, etc.
This article will provide you with some tips that you can implement in your day to day life in order to minimize the problem of irregular periods.
Get treatment for underlying health conditions: Many a time, irregular periods are caused due to underlying health conditions like thyroid, PCOD, obesity, etc. Getting a proper treatment for these conditions will help in minimizing the problem of irregular periods to a great extent.
De-stress: Stress not only affects a person mentally but also takes a toll on their body. Due to stress, the hormone levels in the body are altered which in turn cause abnormal periods. Always ensure that you take out time for yourself and indulge in activities of leisure.
Make lifestyle changes: A balanced and nutritious diet, regular physical exercise and a good night’s sleep go a long way in dealing with irregular periods. A balanced diet ensures that your body gets the required nutrition and indulging in physical exercise increases the flow of oxygen to the body.
Be informed: The more you know about your condition, the better you will be able to handle it. Therefore, it is important to know what triggers your irregular periods are prone to and take measures accordingly.
Talk to a specialist: If you notice serious abnormalities in your menstrual cycle, it is best to consult a Gynaecologist as she will be able to make you understand the causes and the consequences of your condition in a more detailed manner.
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