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Irregular periods means a women may have either of the following condition:

  1. There is change in time between the periods
  2. The amount of blood lost during periods varies in every cycle
  3. The days for which periods last change during every cycle.

This condition can be caused due to a variety of reasons like imbalance in hormones like estrogen and progesterone, having an intrauterine device, exercising too much, intake of birth control pills, PCOS, stress, pregnancy, or uterine fibroids. In all the above cases, a woman will experience irregular periods.

According to ayurveda, the menstrual cycle in women depends on three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. Further, Apana Vata governs the entire period cycle and is located in the lower abdomen that flows in downward direction through the reproductive tracts. The imbalance in Apana vata leads to irregular periods. This imbalance is caused due to intake of medications, improper diet and lack of physical exercise.

Ayurvedic treatment for irregular periods is focused on maintaining the balance between the doshas. This is done by following a nutrient rich diet, healthy lifestyle with balanced workouts, intake of herbal medications that include ashoka, sandalwood, hibiscus, licorice, and asafetida. These herbs help in maintaining the delicacy of the female body and help in regaining the balance in the period cycle.

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Irregular periods

Irregular periods, also known as irregular cycles, are variations in the length of the menstrual cycle that are abnormal. The menstrual cycle is a barometer of a woman's overall health. When your menstruation is disrupted, it's a sign that something isn't quite right. And this exemplifies many of the issues with female health. As a result, when you don't have regular periods, it's not only a common thing to happen. Ayurveda places a greater emphasis on the regular and natural phases of life. In addition, Ayurveda provides a therapy for irregular menstruation.

Types of irregular periods:

  • Oligomenorrhea is a condition in which females of reproductive age experience irregular menstruation. Without menstruation, the menstrual cycle can last up to 35 days.
  • Polymenorrheais a condition in which a woman's menstrual cycle is less than 21 days long. It is a type of uterine bleeding that is abnormal.
  • Metrorrhagia is the bleeding that occurs between menstruations. It's difficult to tell the difference between metrorrhagia and the real period. It normally lasts two days or fewer.
  • The lack of a period is known as amenorrhoea. Although it might be difficult to differentiate from oligomenorrhea, amenorrhoea occurs when a woman misses more than three periods in a row.

Ayurvedic approach in management of irregular periods:

The importance of menstrual cycle regularity is recognized by Ayurveda. This is due to the fact that Ayurveda is based on the notion of "cycles." Every dosha operates in a cyclical fashion. The circadian system, or biological clock, is determined by these doshas.

These doshas are always changing. Everything returns to normal when these doshas behave appropriately. When the balance of these doshas is disrupted, normal becomes abnormal. Physiology devolves into pathology, and health deteriorates into illness.

As a result, we must all recognize the importance of the body's cyclic processes. And the most essential thing for you as a woman is your menstruation. Thyroid and PCOD-like diseases continue to exacerbate the overall health situation. However, irregular periods are the sole and initial indicator of many issues. When it comes to female infertility, the first thing to address is irregular periods.

When it comes to female infertility, the easiest method to address your situation is to keep track of your cycles. Ayurvedic therapy for irregular periods not only treats the irregularity of periods, but it also tackles the causes of irregular periods.

Ayurvedic treatment to manage irregular periods:

The doshas' behavior is disrupted by a variety of factors. However, there are other factors that influence the doshas:

  • Habits of eating
  • Lifestyle
  • Mental Illness and
  • Behavior

According to ayurveda, the menstrual cycle in women depends on three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. Further, Apana Vata governs the entire period cycle and is located in the lower abdomen that flows in downward direction through the reproductive tracts. The imbalance in Apana vata leads to irregular periods. This imbalance is caused due to intake of medications, improper diet and lack of physical exercise.

Ayurvedic treatment for irregular periods is focused on maintaining the balance between the doshas. This is done by following a nutrient rich diet, healthy lifestyle with balanced workouts, intake of herbal medications that include ashoka, sandalwood, hibiscus, licorice, and asafetida. These herbs help in maintaining the delicacy of the female body and help in regaining the balance in the period cycle.

Symptoms of irregular periods:

  1. Longer or shorter cycle - If the cycle is longer than 36 days or shorter than 21 days, it is considered irregular.
  2. Irregular cycle - Your cycle duration varies from month to month; for example, one month your period arrives after 38 days, while the next month it does not arrive until 45 days.
  3. How heavy is the flow? During irregular periods, the flow is frequently excessively weak or heavy.
  4. Cycle duration - The average menstrual period lasts three to five days. It is irregular if the period is longer than seven days or less than two days.
  5. Missed altogether: This is the case when a woman misses her cycles for more than 3 months i.e. 84 days in a row.

Causes of irregular periods:

  1. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome):

One of the most prevalent reasons for irregular periods is PCOS. It's a hormonal imbalance that affects women's ovaries. Because ovulation does not occur at a specific time, your cycles will be disrupted. Periods become irregular and less often as a result of PCOS. You may also experience excessive bleeding when your menstruation arrives. Obesity, male pattern baldness, abundant body and facial hair, and infertility are all symptoms of PCOS.

  1. Thyroid problems:

Underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, causes heavier and longer periods, as well as more cramping. Cold sensitivity, weight gain, and weariness are all possible side effects. With a high amount of thyroid hormones, hyperthyroidism causes lighter and shorter periods. Other symptoms include- sudden weight loss, anxiety, depression, nervousness and swelling of the base neck.

  1. Stress:

According to research, stress disrupts the menstrual cycle by interfering with the portion of the brain that governs hormone production and regulates your cycle. Your periods will return to normal when your stress level decreases.

  1. Excessive physical activity:

Exercise that is too intense interferes with the hormones that control menstruation. Ammenorhea is a condition that affects female athletes who engage in high-intensity physical activities and training. Restoring their periods requires reducing their workout and boosting their calorie intake.

  1. Being overweight:

Being obese affects the insulin levels in the body which hinders in the menstrual cycle and causes irregularity in periods.

  1. Breastfeeding:

While nursing, the prolactin hormone, which is responsible for the production of breast milk, inhibits reproductive hormones, resulting in mild or no periods.

  1. Contraception:

Hormone-containing intrauterine devices and hormonal birth control tablets induce irregular bleeding. Spotting between periods is another side effect of birth control tablets. IUDs can cause a lot of bleeding.

  1. Perimenopause:

Perimenopause is a period of transition between menopause and menopause. It generally starts in the 1940s or before. Perimenopause symptoms extend for 4 to 8 years. The menstrual cycle is affected by fluctuations in the estrogen hormone level. The menstrual period eventually lengthens or shortens. Night sweats, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, and vaginal dryness are all indicators of perimenopause.

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