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Every woman must know common treatments for menstrual irregularities

Your menstrual cycle indicates your health, but sometimes things can get irregular. Most women with menstrual irregularities take it as a sign of some underlying medical issue, but it’s not. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next period. However, this cycle can vary from person to person and month to month depending on several factors.

It is still considered a regular cycle if your periods vary from 24 to 38 days. This is why you must be concerned if your menstrual cycle is delayed by a few days. Then when should you be worried about menstrual irregularities or seek treatments for menopause?

It depends on your circumstance and health. It is considered irregular if the time between periods keeps changing and your periods are delayed or come early. Every woman must be aware of some common treatments for menstrual irregularities. The treatment suitable depends on the cause of irregular periods. Let’s find out the best treatments for menstrual irregularities.

Understand the cause of menstrual irregularities!

Menstrual irregularities cause be caused to be a variety of reasons. To choose the proper treatment, you must understand the cause.

Medications: Some hormonal and anti-inflammatory drugs are known to affect menstrual bleeding. Some IUD birth controls can also cause heavy bleeding.

Hormone changes: Another common reason why you are facing menstrual irregularities is because of hormonal changes. When women reach the age of menopause them also hormonal changes can cause such issues. Hormone therapy for women can significantly help to treat menstrual irregularities caused by hormone changes.

Medical conditions: Certain conditions like Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), benign growth, and endometriosis can also cause menstrual irregularity.

How to manage menstrual irregularities

Maintain a healthy weight

A healthy body is much less likely to suffer from menstrual irregularity. Medical evidence suggests that losing weight (if you are overweight) can regulate your periods. But if you are underweight, you can face irregular menstruation, which demands you maintain a healthy body weight. Due to the impact of fat cells on hormones and insulin, obese women have higher risks of irregular periods and can experience heavier bleeding and pain.

The Body Mass Index is the right way to decide the correct weight you must maintain, depending on your height.

Use ginger

Ginger is a home remedy for menstrual irregularities that has been used for centuries. While there is no scientific evidence yet on how it regulates periods, ginger has been shown to control heavy menstruation bleeding. Experts advise that taking 750 to 2,000 mg of ginger powder during your period’s first couple of days can help regulate the cycle. It can also relieve pain, mood swings, and other physical and behavioral symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Ensure enough vitamins

According to studies, a low level of Vitamin D can cause irregular periods. It is also found that Vitamin D is essential for regulating the menstrual cycle in people with PCOS. You can get this vitamin from dairy products such as milk, but enough exposure to the sun is the best way to replenish vitamin D levels. Supplementation is the only choice if you are too low on vitamin D.

Another essential vitamin that is associated with premenstrual symptoms is vitamin B. It has been found that people who have enough vitamin B daily have a significantly lower risk of PMS. It is also known to help with premenstrual depression. You should consume at least 500 mg of calcium and 40 mg of vitamin B-6 daily for healthy periods.

Be careful when using supplements and follow the dose recommended by your dietician or doctor. If you have any underlying medical condition, you must consult your doctor first before you start with supplements.

Drink apple cider vinegar

It is found that drinking 0.53 oz (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar daily can help restore ovulatory menstruation in women with PCOS without requiring any medication. While more research is needed on the subject, drinking apple cider vinegar is a natural remedy that you can try without any side effects.

However, it tastes unpleasant, so some women might find consuming it challenging. If it is too off for your taste, dilute it with water or add honey to the cider to improve its taste. It is a natural supplement that can keep your menstruation healthy and reduce the risk of irregularity.


Women can use these simple home remedies to deal with menstrual irregularities. If you are reaching an age where it’s hard to control the symptoms with these remedies, you should consider treatments for menopause.

Athena Women’s Clinic specializes in hormone therapy for women. We can help you manage menopause symptoms with proper care and evaluation.

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