Why Your Period is Irregular- the 6 Leading Causes of Irregular Periods
Irregular periods are stress-inducing for any woman- and, unfortunately, most of us will experience them at some point in our lives.
How do we know? Because we’ve been there too.
But the good news is that we were able to narrow down the leading causes of irregular periods to help you return to your normal cycle.
First, let’s find out what ‘irregular period’ actually means.
As we have mentioned in earlier blog posts, an irregular period is simply a significant and sudden change in your menstrual cycle. This can mean anything from the length of each cycle to the heaviness of your period or the severity of your PMS symptoms.
So, what are the leading causes of menstrual irregularities?
Let’s find out!
1. Diet, Exercise & Sleep
You probably suspected that these three reasons would make the list, especially if you are familiar with our earlier blog posts.
The truth is, when it comes to matters of women’s health, there is nothing experts recommend more than mastering the balance between all three of these major lifestyle components.
You can do this!
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3.Underlying Health Condition
This can mean anything, from pre-menopause, to pregnancy to poly-cystic ovary syndrome (which affects many millions of women all over the world).
If you think your period irregularities might be caused by something other than diet, stress, sleep and exercise, we recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible. Just to be safe!
Something that many women can forget is that medication can have an unforeseen effect on your hormone levels. This can ultimately affect your menstrual cycle, so it’s important to remember that this could be a contributing factor. If this is the case, the best thing you can do is see your doctor.
Overall, experts normally recommend a healthy diet, exercise regimen and sleep schedule to help regulate your cycle.
We know what you’re thinking. That sounds simple enough, right?
Well, yes, however- nobody knows your body better than you do. If you feel like there could be other causes outside of diet, exercise and sleep, then you should book an appointment with your doctor.
Any sudden change in your period is best checked by experts first!
Stay safe, ladies!
As always, we wish you a wonderful period and a fantastic day.