Missing your periods or having an irregular menstrual cycle is the indication you are confronted with a medical condition that needs immediate attention. And, in case of your experiencing irregular periods consistently, your doctor may ask you to undergo tests for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The fertility experts believe that nearly 10% women in their reproductive age are found to be suffering from PCOS. The doctor may also take your blood test to know the levels of your thyroid and other hormones, such as:
You may also be tested against other diseases associated with the irregular menstruation cycle. Irregular periods may also render you infertile, in case you are not regularly ovulating each month. Your treating doctor may put you to test to know whether you have regularly been ovulating. Alcohol consumption immoderately and smoking may cause ovulation issues.
Women, who are facing irregular periods and wanting to achieve pregnancy, are recommended fertility drugs to enhance ovulation. If you have irregular periods, it does not mean that you cannot get pregnant without using any kind of Assisted Reproductive Technology. Women having irregular periods do get pregnant on their own without this technology. But it is always advisable to consult your doctor and ensure that nothing wrong is happening to your reproductive system.
In case stress and anxiety have been bothering you, which is the root cause of your irregular menstrual cycle, you should seek the help of stress management techniques such as:
Avoid Excessive Workouts
While exercising regularly is good for keeping your reproductive system healthy, but your over-indulgence in it may interfere with your menstrual cycle. It is very common among athletes missing their periods or having irregular menstrual cycles.
“No… no…” to Dieting
“Lean-and-thin” is in fashion these days. And, in their over-enthusiasm to become and remain lean and thin, many girls suffer from anorexia. This condition is very dangerous and may interfere with your reproductive system and cause irregular menstrual cycle in you. And, many a times you may have missed, delayed, advanced periods.
In an effort to regulate your menstrual cycle, you may be advised you to take oral contraceptive pills. But, for your treating menstrual in a natural way, you may consider taking Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa). This herbal medicine has traditionally been used to regulate menstrual irregularities, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal effects and other gynecological problems, though stringent scientific studies have not verified its advantages. The use of Black Cohosh is not recommended for those having any symptom or history of liver-related diseases.
Darken Your Sleeping Room
Completely darkening your sleeping room at night may probably help in regulating your menstrual cycle. Elderly women often give this advice, but whether it actually works is not known. It is okay to have your irregular periods once or twice in a year. You should not bother and label it having irregular periods. But, if you have more than this, you are advised to consult your doctor to know whether you have ovulation problem or any other health problem. Your doctor may examine you to rule out pregnancy in you. If case you have been copulating in the previous month, it is advised to conduct a home pregnancy test before going to the doctor. In case of the negative pregnancy result, your doctor may examine you for his/her suggestions on regulating your menstrual cycle.