Missed periods, too frequent periods, spotting, or bouts of heavy clotting and bleeding are usually caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance that is easily treated.
Some women menstruate like clockwork, while others report never having had a regular cycle. One thing is a given, however – shifts in hormonal balance will alter whatever pattern a woman has experienced in the past. Such shifts are especially common in perimenopause.
What is an Irregular Period?
A woman may get her period only one to four times a year, or she might have periods that occur 2-3 times in a month and involve spotting or extremely heavy flow. Alternatively, she may have heavy episodes of bleeding every 2-3 months.
Irregular periods simply means there’s something irregular happening or about to happen in your body.
Often times, this may indicate the beginning of perimenopause or a disruption of the natural chain of hormonal events that control menstruation.
A wide variety of factors can be responsible for irregular periods, such as:
1. Significant Weight gain or loss
2.Too much exercise
3. Poor nutrition (high carb diet)
5. Overuse of Drugs
7. Excessive alcohol intake
8. Eating disorders
10. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (Estrogen dominance)
11.Uterine abnormalities (such as fibroid/ovarian cysts/polyps/
12. Hormonal imbalances related to perimenopause
13. Certain Medications
15. Recent childbirth, miscarriage, or D&C
When you are stressed, it can result to irregular periods, and here’s exactly why:
When you are stressed, regardless of whatever the source maybe (danger, personal relationships, work, environment) your adrenal glands will secrete the hormone, known as cortisol.
Cortisol has a direct impact on the sex hormones like the estrogen, progesterone and DHEA, and then creating imbalance in your endocrine system.
Other causes like eating disorders, dieting, drug use and reliance on stimulants like caffeine and alcohol are also interpreted by the body as “stressors”our Period.
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