Having regular periods is having healthy menstruation
Menstruation is a healthy phenomenon that occurs due to some cyclical changes occurring every month in a female. We still live in a society where there are some myths related to periods and the stigma around them. Menstruating is a healthy experience and an integral part of women’s health and wellness especially reproductive health. Through this article, we will be discussing some of the reasons for irregular periods and how they can affect a female’s health and wellness. Also, why managing irregular periods with homeopathy is easy and safe will be discussed further.
A healthy female menstruates from menarche to menopause which mostly constitutes her reproductive life. “Menarche” is when a female gets her first period (onset of menstruation) and menopause when a female stops having menses.
What is normal menstruation?
Your menstrual cycle can help you track your overall wellbeing. It is the result of a cyclical monthly process that involves complex hormonal and organ ( uterine ) changes. Hence tracking your periods monthly and being aware of the facts related to normal menstruation is important.
Every month a female body undergoes a process of preparing itself for the possibility of pregnancy when the pregnancy doesn’t happen the body starts reversing the changes and as a result, a female menstruates as simple as it can be. It is normal to menstruate somewhere between 21 days to 35 days, ideally, it should happen between 28-30 days. Your menstrual cycle might be heavy or light, extremely painful or slightly, but most importantly it should be regular. If you have extended periods or shorter periods for a month or two, you must take a note of it and have a keen observation of your body and its functioning.
Causes of irregular periods?
It is important to know the potent causes for irregular periods so avoiding them can be easy and irregular periods can be managed well.
- Puberty ( during first few years periods may be irregular due to hormonal imbalance)
- Poor diet
- Eating disorders especially in teens ( anorexia nervosa & bulimia )
- Pre-menopausal period
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine cysts
- Anxiety disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Ovarian cancer
- Excess of androgens
As you can see almost every systemic affection can lead to irregular periods. Hence, it can never be overlooked which is mostly done by teens and women in their mid-thirties. Homeopathy can help to fix the irregularity as it never deals with a particular organ at a time but it collectively includes the overall symptoms including physical, mental, occupational, and other maintaining causes.
How irregular periods affect you?
Having regular periods is important for the physical and mental well-being of menstruating females. If you are having irregular menses it will reflect in the form of signs and symptoms, few of them are as follows:
- The skin may show acne pop-ups.
- Mental irritation
- Mouth ulcers
- Bloating & constipation
- Sore & painful breasts
- Lower backache
- Mood swings with changing sexual behavior
- If it is related to PCOS you may observe hair fall, abnormal hair growth, weight gain, etc.
- Body temperature variations
Homeopathy can offer help for irregular periods and associated complaints
Menstruation is a natural phenomenon starting with puberty and ending with menopause. It is strongly influenced by the hormones, cyclical changes in the life of the person that also affects hormones in the body are puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and menopause. It is common to have disturbed periods during some of them but it is also a natural tendency of the body to correct it. If it is not done naturally and regular periods are not resumed automatically, it is a sign that something needs to be fixed. This something is usually hormones. Homeopathy the holistic science works wonderfully for aligning the hormonal imbalance and hence establishing a regular menstrual cycle. Homeopathic medicine work through the nerve endings same as the conventional medicine is absorbed through the GI tract. Hormonal production and action are completely under nervous control, the production is regulated by the feedback mechanism. Often the term neuro-endocrine is used together because of their correlation, which offers great scope for homeopathy. Being dynamic and having a similar seat of action homeopathic remedies correct the hormonal physiology well and aid the body to maintain the same just like the homeostasis does.
A large group of remedies have been proved for female complaints and thus offer an organized materia medica and efficient repertoire. Also, why popping synthetic hormones from outside when your body is self-sufficient to produce its own. If irregular periods are due to any other organic cause homeopathy can help in finding it because of its well-organized case taking and emphasis laid upon cause finding. Finding the right diagnosis always helps in framing the plan of treatment and prognosis which is important. Homeopathy forms a firm ground for treating the causes of irregular menses holistically by correcting the stress or lifestyle required.
Some homeopathic remedies and their role in the treatment of irregular periods
Cimicifuga racemosa- used for irregular and painful menses with shooting pain and cramps similar to labor pains. This drives women restless, and fearful with depressed moods.
Pulsatilla- is thought of as a very useful remedy in treating female complaints, mostly feminine women with gentleness, mild and timid call out for this remedy. Dark and delayed menses accompanied with strong colic pain.
Lachesis- is suggested for women who tend to bleed easily from every outlet of the body. The menstrual flow is irregular, and the heavy and menstruating female feels light-headed. Intolerable to tight clothing around the waist during menstruation.
Caulophyllum- is very good for irregular menses where there is also difficulty in getting pregnant or during childbirth, this usually happens due to weak uterine muscle tones.
These were the basic key features of some homeopathic remedies. Similimum remedy covers every minute detail and with the right dose, it will help you heal and correct the irregularity and derangements. Management including diet modifications where weight loss or anemia is the cause and exercise which also aids in weight loss and reduces stress can be suggested by your health coach as holistic wellness means overall well-being. Always choose the path of healing where all your efforts and money are paid back in the form of health. Choose homeopathy for lifestyle and hormonal complaints as it is holistic, safe, and considers man in disease and heals gently, & permanently.
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