Usually, the normal time-period for menstrual cycle is between every 24-29 days, and sometimes, it can take longer from 23 to 35 days. That is a common problem, and doesn’t need any attention.
Plus, sometimes, women might have periods that happen twice or thrice a month that involves extremely heavy flow to mere spotting. Also, in some cases, the periods occurs around 1 to 4 times a year. So, gauging from these scenario you can imagine that the irregularity of periods are just a matter of your perception.
Health experts doesn’t take this matter any seriously if the woman misses periods, a couple of time over the course of the year. Other than that if the variations are more serious than the reason might be perimenopause which is the disruption of the natural hormonal system.
Or some other underlying causes include:
- Weight fluctuations
- Poor nutrition
- Eating disorder
- Breast feeding
- Uterine abnormalities
- Recent childbirth
As you can see from the varying causes it becomes very difficult for the sufferer to find the right reason behind her menstrual irregularities.
So, it is the health expert job to find the right cause that is behind the period’s irregularity.
He/she may order the following tests:
- CBC- A Complete Blood Count Test
- Thyroid Test
- Uterus Ultrasound
- Hormone Balance Test
- Or might advise you to see a fertility expert.
On a general note, following natural techniques can be helpful!
- Try to de-stress.
- Stress can cause hormonal imbalance which can lead to period’s irregularity. You need to destress. Try reading, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other spiritual activities that might be helpful in this regards for yourself.
- Try to do regular exercise.
Moderate exercise is very beneficial in regulation of menstruations. Doing regular exercise helps to keep your weight, stress, and emotions in control too. But be sure to not to over-exercise as it might sometimes cause menstrual irregularity.
- Try to sleep well.
Sleeping for about 8 hours or more helps to normalize your hormones, keeps you chirpy, and also active. It also helps in promoting regular menstrual cycle. As it calms you down that is needed to bring periods faster.
- Take these foods.
Try to eat more carotene rich foods. Foods like mustards, papaya, egg, pumpkins, apricots, spinach, and peaches increases the menstrual flow, and helps you in getting periods faster! Also, eat more red meat as it has heating properties, and will aid in better blood flow. Celery stalk is also considered to be a good stimulant for periods. Research says that taking more fruits, and vegetables will be beneficial in this regards. As avoiding refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and salt is a must to make periods come faster.
- Consider these supplementations.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps to make the estrogen that makes the uterus to cause heavier bleeding. Consider, 3000 mg of vitamin C thrice weekly. If you are pregnant then avoid its intake as it can promote miscarriage.
- Black cohosh
Black cohosh is highly recommended to promote natural blood flow, and is also helpful to treat menstrual cramps. But if you are taking any medications then first consult with your physician.
3, B vitamins, Omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, and zinc
Consider all the above mentioned vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids in form of fish oil to facilitate faster periods.
- Consider some natural remedies.
- Drink more ginger tea.
Drink ginger tea twice daily to help the periods flow get faster.
- Apply warm castor oil.
Dip an old T shirt in warm castor oil, and put it at the lower part of your abdomen, and put a warm water bottle on top, and finally cover those with a towel. Keep this compress for an hour. Carry this remedy for a month or so depending on your condition but not during your period’s days. This remedy will avail heavy blood flow that is due to the clearing up of the stagnation present in your uterus to clear.
- Drink aloe vera juice. This juice is readily available in a bottled form which is very helpful to promote healthy periods.
These were some natural methods to improve your condition. But on a serious note, it is very important to find the root-cause of your problem. For that I would advise you to take help from any functional medicine expert. All the best.