Irregular periods can be defined as frequent heavy bleeding or very light infrequent bleeding. If you are experiencing any irregularities with your period and you are not approaching menopause or breastfeeding the most common causes for your symptoms can be one of the following.
1- Low Hormone Levels.
Athletes and heavy exercisers can have a very low percentage of body fat which in return demibishes hormones levels and make it hard for the uterus to build up a lining. Stress can make the situation worse by reducing the effectiveness of the brain’s hypothalamus which triggers the ovaries to produce hormones that are responsible to regulate the period. Some stressors can be hidden and women can go without being aware of such as toxins, food allerigies or fluctuating blood sugar levels.
Stress can also lead to the formation of PCOS which in general cases cause very heavy periods, however in some cases it leads to the opposite effect.
2- Nutrients Deficiencies.
When the body is getting short on certain nutrients and sleep, it starts to periotize survival over reproduction which create certain issues with the menstrual cycle and fertility.
Among the most common stress-related nutrient deficiencies are fatty acids especially omega-3s, vitamin B6 and minerals like zinc and magnesium.
3- Premature Menopause.
If you are in your 30s and you started experiencing unexplained light or absent menstuations, get your hormones checked, some women can experience premature menopause way before the age of 50 due to different factors like illnesses, family history and certain medical procedures.
– NATURAL WAYS TO REGULATE YOUR PERIOD.
Eat Healthy Foods.
Your body needs all the nutrients in healthy foods to function properly. Aim to cut out on empty calories found in sugary and highly refined foods and instead have more protein as well as vegetables and whole grains every three hours to maintain your blood sugar levels always in check and minimize cortisol production.
2- Sleep Well.
Sleep reduces stress which is a major culprits in irregular periods, aim to sleep at least seven uninterrupted hours per night. Also ask your doctor if it is OK for you to take multivitamins that ups your levels of magnesium, zinc and vitamin B as well as your fatty acids.
3- Get Your Hormones Checked.
You can have elevated levels of certain hormones like prolacten which can interfere with your period regulating and ovulating hormones, so if the irregularities with your period are unexplained, check your hormones levels.