A regular menstrual cycle is an important indicator of a healthy reproductive system (1).
Every woman goes through a menstrual cycle, and the menstrual cycle is 21 days to 45 days, if it is regular so leads to no problem.
When it becomes irregular, then it could lead painful, affect mood, iron deficiency, nausea, vomiting, irritability, affect sex life, etc.
Treatment whether it is a natural or medical method, we generally recommended a natural method that has about no side effects.
Also, its treatment depends on what causes irregular periods, but there are common natural remedies that you should adopt for regular periods.
Here are the top 8 ways or remedies that are research-proven for converting irregular periods to regular periods are:
What causes irregular periods?
There are many reasons that are associated with irregular periods which included:
- Lack of vitamins and minerals in food
- do not food or healthy food
- medicines side effects
- stress, and anxiety
- consume junk food that contains lots of sugar, salt, and fat, leads to other health issues
- hormonal imbalance
- medical conditions such as – thyroid dysfunction, hyperprolactinemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc
Studies suggest that yoga exercise in the workplace effectively reduces the symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual syndrome).
Yoga can reduce menstrual pain and emotional symptoms allied with menstruation, such as depression and anxiety, and improve quality of life.
Even almost every study suggests that yoga asanas are a very effective way to bring hormonal balance to the body (2)
There are certain asanas that should be done regularly such as:
A study on female college students showed stress levels were associated with the irregular menstrual cycle and menstrual disorders.
So reduce your stress, but stress de-stressing is not an easy task, it needs calmness, avoiding the triggered situation or handling should come.
NOTE: Destressing in the form of reducing your work pressure, you can reduce stress by:
- Doing meditation and yoga
- plan a trip (holiday)
- connect with loved ones
- work smark not harder
- avoid unhealthy habits
- regular exercises
- listen to music that is temporary but effective
- work on that (the thing that triggers your stress)
A study conducted were 696 women aged 20–40 years says, that irregular menstrual cycle was associated with high chronic stress levels (5).
Taiwan’s study showed that job stress was allied with the irregular menstrual cycle and longer bleeding periods, but was not related to long or short menstrual cycles.
A change in weight can influence your periods, if you are overweight or underweight then you should work on your weight.
A study conducted was 1095 female students (18–25 years old) in childbearing in Taiwan, showed that women with a BMI of > 27 had 18 times more risk of developing irregular periods cycle than those with a BMI of 18.5–23.9 (6).
The obese body produces an excessive amount of estrogen (a hormone that regulates the reproductive system in women)
Excessive estrogen can affect how often you have periods, and can also period stop or irregular periods (9).
Maintaining a basal metabolic index BMI is very important. so work on your weight with diet and regular exercise.
Lack of eating homemade food is the most common reason in girls for irregular periods.
Here is a certain food that is considered to overcome irregular periods these are:
- eat unripe papaya (its consider to regulate menstrual flow), don’t take this during the menstrual period
- ginger or ginger water
- Pineapples are rich in bromelain, which may help with blood flow and the generation of red and white blood cells.
- consume turmeric
- warm milk with turmeric or honey before bed
The right amount of eating where you maintain your weight rather than brings eating and under eating is not acceptable.
NOTE: This food is just for bringing your irregular periods to regular periods, make sure to adopt a healthy diet plan.
Medicine is also the most effective way to convert irregular periods to regular periods, but it has some adverse effects.
NOTE: Medicine is given to you by looking at the causes of irregular periods in you.
Consult your doctor, before taking any period-related medicines, because prescribed medicine is given according to your weight, health, and so on.
There are some prescribed medications that are commonly given in irregular periods such as:
- Birth control pill, especially when the patient does not desire pregnancy
- If hyperthyroid is the cause of it then anti-thyroid drugs and radioactive iodine are given.
- If cortisol overproduction issues, then given that medicine that blocks access to cortisol overproduction.
- the iron supplement might be given to prevent iron deficiency during heavy bleeding
- hormone medicines
Many studies and research papers showed that regular exercise is the best way to convert irregular periods to regular periods.
Exercises come with many health benefits that help you in regular periods like helping in maintaining weight and promoting overall health.
Most common and recommended exercises which are not that hard such as:
Here are some home remedies which is considered for overcome irregular periods naturally which include:
A study showed that ginger is effective in the reduction of severity of mood and physical and behavioral symptoms of PMS
Ginger is commonly used in herbal medicine and traditionally it is used to treat dysmenorrhea (11).
In a study, results show the decrease in blood loss in the ginger-receiving group was significantly more than participants receiving a placebo.
Ginger is not only effective in treating irregular periods but also treats nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (12).
In a study on female college students, results showed that cinnamon reduced pain, the amount of menstrual bleeding, vomiting, and nausea.
Cinnamon also improves the severity of primary dysmenorrhea.
In a study where 1,1843 women were included, women consuming green tea was allied with a reduction in menstrual pain compared to non-drinkers
Green tea is known to reduce your menstrual cramps.
A study showed that drinking green tea may be beneficial for the relief of dysmenorrhoea while consumption of black tea was not.
Take vitamin D3
Studies have shown that vitamin D3 deficiency is allied with irregular periods.
Also, vitamin D and B12 are known to help you to cause irregular periods, so get your vitamin D checked and if necessary take your supplement.
Make sure supplements also be taken before consulting with the doctor.
According to NCBI research lifetime, smoking was also correlated with early menopause and irregular menstruation.
One study reported that smoking can cause estrogen deficiency (low estrogen may lead to missed or irregular periods).
It is also considered that smoking is women’s worse enemy because it:
- Increase the risk of cancer, in both men and women, but in women, it increases 6 times more likely to develop rectal cancer.
- damage fertility
- worse for periods
- affect pregnancy and the unborn baby which causes low birth weight
So make sure, to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol, and maintain a healthy lifestyle that promotes a regular period cycle.
Period because it is necessary to start the reproductive system in females and connect the steps of becoming a mother.
The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body.
Studies show that yoga may help to improve heart health and also decrease several risks of heart disease.