Everything You Need to Know About Irregular Periods and it's Treatment
- A healthy woman has menstrual periods four to seven days and usually occurs every 28 days. Due to hormonal imbalance, there are chances of some irregularities in the menstrual cycle.
- There is an irregularity in menstruation if the next cycle comes either before 21 days or after 35 days.
- There is an irregularity in menstruation if there are three or more missed periods in a row.
- There is an irregularity in menstruation if the blood flow is much heavier or less than average.
- There is an irregularity in menstruation if the periods are longer than seven days.
- There is an irregularity in menstruation if there is pain, cramps, nausea, or vomiting.
- A menstrual cycle is clinically defined as irregular when the menstrual cycle's previous six months are out of range.
- The most common causes of irregular menstruation are pregnancy and lifestyle like menarche, premenopausal stage, breastfeeding, postpartum period, recurrent miscarriages, physical and emotional changes like chronic stress, intensive exercise, sleep disorders, working night shifts, and not getting enough calories.
- Some medical conditions can also cause irregular menstruation like PCOS, thyroid disorders, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine polyps, fibroids, benign tumors, endometriosis, uncontrolled diabetes, and birth control pills.
- A healthy menstrual cycle has a direct relation to fertility, heart health, sleep, and metabolism. So, it is essential to diagnose the exact reason for irregular menstruation and treat it with a medical practitioner's help.
- An Ayurveda Doctor does a detailed evaluation of the patient. Menstrual history, medical history, and physical examination, including a pelvic exam, pap smear, and blood tests for diagnosing bacterial infection and other disorders, are significant.
- Other advanced medical tests like vaginal cultures to look for diseases, a pelvic ultrasound, an endometrial biopsy to diagnose cancerous cells, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalance help diagnose the cause of irregular periods.
- According to Ayurveda, the three doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, regulate the menstrual cycle. Apana Vayu is the Ayurvedic Shabdosh of Vaat that regulate the menstrual flow. It is situated on the lower part of the abdomen and is responsible for the downward flow through the urinary, intestine, and reproductive organs. So, the imbalance of this dosha is directly responsible for the irregular menstrual cycle.
- According to Ayurveda, improper diet, mental stress, a long-term illness, doing no physical work, overexertion, and suppressing the natural urges are the main reasons for Apaan Vayu's imbalance.
- An Ayurvedic expert looks for the root cause of the problem and selects the medicines accordingly. Some of the herbs chosen by an Ayurvedic expert for the Ayurvedic treatment of irregular menstruation are Lodhra, Ashoka, Cumin seeds, and many other formulations. There is no need to go for unnatural hormonal supplements.
- Along with Ayurveda medicines, a few patients with irregular menstruation might require cleaning Panchakarma procedures like Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, etc. These Panchakarma therapies can remove the accumulated toxins from the body.
Symptoms of Irregular Periods
Irregular Duration Periods
Reduced or Excess Flow
Our Approach To Irregular Periods Treatment
Our Ayurveda doctor does a comprehensive examination of the patient, including a detailed menstrual history, medical history, and other systemic diseases. The doctor also does a Prakriti analysis of the patient and finds the main dosha vitiation. Then, the doctor prescribes Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle suggestions. The prognosis and duration of the treatment depend on the individual patient's condition. The doctor also recommends Panchakarma therapies in a few cases if required. A patient with irregular menstruation can have a detailed discussion with our experts over an online video call.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.