There comes a time in every woman’s life that spawns questions regarding their “periods”. Why is the period so uneven? Why is there so much of heavy bleeding? Why did period happen twice in a month? Basically why am I suffering irregular menstruation cycle?
Irregular periods are a sign of lost balance due to ill health or something else that is affecting your body badly. There are few common reasons to it, but something besides that needs to be cured and must be told to your doctor.
Natural Reasons For Irregular Periods
It is usually imbalanced in the first few years when menstruation starts to a woman, there are hormonal changes and body takes time to get used to all this. It happens the similar way during the end of menstruation cycle when a women attains the age for menopause but this is nothing to worry about.
Biologically periods happen every 24-28 days; however, regular periods can vary up to 23-35 days. Generally speaking a woman can have 11-13 periods in an years but if you come across facts like having period once to four times in an year or twice to thrice in a month then this is really something big to worry about.
Irregular Periods Related to Pregnancy
Making use of contraceptive does hormonal changes in women and leads to irregular periods. An intrauterine device (IUD) usually causes heavy bleeding while pills affects in the flow of blood and causes spotting. In the initial stages of using a contraceptive, it is not exceptional to experience small and breakthrough bleeds.
Pregnancy is confirmed with the stopping of periods but even this can be a common reason for irregular period among women.
When pregnant, different hormones are released which stops the menstruation cycle however in some case there is a slight or even heavy flow before it stops completely.
Though a bliss but pregnancy comes with a lot of complication, some women do not get their regular period until they stop breast feeding.
Random Causes of Low or Irregular Periods
Significant weight loss or weight gain-Maintaining a healthy body is a must for women; low or high body weight, both cause irregularity.
Disorder like bulimia nervosa or anerexia can affect your digestive system creating imbalance in the entire body resulting in irregular periods.
Excess of drinking or smoking damages the hormonal metabolism, not only irregular but you can also miss your periods with this.
A woman’s body is delicate to bear strenuous workout, make sure that you do limited workout to stay fit, excess weight lifting and straining of muscle can cause abnormality. This is the reason why various athletes encounter missing periods.
This is among the common reasons and many women face this issues at some stage of their life. Stress releases a hormone called Cortisol which has a direct impact of progesterone and estrogen that are the two sex hormones released by the body. Too much of Cortisol in the bloodstream can not only affect your sex life with various mood swings but can also make changes in the flow and time of your menstrual cycle.