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Irregular periods or Oligomenorrhea is a very common menstrual complaint among women. Women with this condition have infrequent periods and they generally do not have a period for 35 days for about 4 to 9 periods a year. Irregular periods are not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition.
Symptoms of Oligomenorrhea:
- Menstrual Periods occurring at an interval of 35 days or more.
- Light Menstrual Flow.
- Unpredictable flow and irregular periods.
- Conceiving difficulties.
Though irregular periods can occur in many conditions, here are a few risk factors that can cause irregular periods.
- Increased Stress Levels.
- Improper diet.
- Unusual weight gain or loss.
- Indulging in excess exercise.
- Thyroid problems and disorders.
- Birth control pills.
- Hormonal disorders.
- Sensitivity to gluten.
Treatment for irregular periods starts with the identification of the underlying cause that causes Oligomenorrhea. In most cases, irregular periods are not serious conditions, but it can be an indicator of PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. After a thorough examination like Pap smear and pelvic examination, the doctor would suggest the appropriate treatment depending upon the underlying condition.
In many cases, eating disorders and hormonal imbalances are the main causes for irregular periods. It is for this reason that Homeopathy is one of the best treatments for irregular periods. After the patient is thoroughly examined and the psychological aspect taken into consideration, expert homeopaths suggest treatments with no side effects.
Here are a few medicines that work wonders for those with irregular periods; however, homeopathic medicines should be taken only under the guidance of a practicing homeopath.
- Jonesia Ashoka
- Trillium Pend
- Natr Mur