PCOS is a hormonal disorder that disrupts the balance of reproductive hormones. Every woman’s ovary releases eggs every 28 days as part of a healthy menstrual cycle, which does not occur regularly when you have PCOS. Having less than eight periods a year is also one of the signs. Some women may also experience periods every 21 days which can indicate the same. If you are facing PCOS and irregular period issues in your menstrual cycle, consult a doctor for proper guidance.Start PCOS Treatment
Women’s ovaries release multiple matured follicles to be fertilized every month. But in the case of PCOS the ovulation process does not occur regularly and it is the most common cause of ovulatory infertility. Along with that PCOS also causes higher production of luteinizing hormones that hampers the ovulation process. High levels of androgens like testosterone can affect the menstrual cycle of a woman and can prevent ovulation. Even if the ovaries do produce mature follicles they don’t get released when you have PCOS and instead turn into cysts.
PCOS is a disease caused by hormonal imbalance, occurring in women who are between the ages of 15–44 years. When women have PCOS their body releases more than what is considered a normal amount of androgens, like testosterone which causes a hormonal imbalance in the body. This imbalance can lead to other physical disparities like acne, excess hair growth, scalp hair loss, etc. A more alarming situation is that these hormonal imbalances cause irregular periods and affect their fertility.
A woman can get PCOS due to various reasons like heredity, poor lifestyle choices, wrong diet choices, extreme stress and anxiety, unhealthy sleep cycle or lack of sleep, bad habits and even obesity.
There are many symptoms of PCOS and some of them are so unheard of that women experiencing them often misdiagnose themselves and ignore these signs. But some symptoms are popular and easily detectable like infertility, obesity, a higher level of androgens in the body, high level of insulin, hair loss, sleep disturbance, infrequent periods or prolonged periods causing PCOS heavy bleeding and clotting are some symptoms.
About 7% of the world’s population already have PCOS, about 25% of young fertile women and over 50% of women with irregular periods have PCOS. Most women with irregular menstrual cycles will turn out to have PCOS.
Although irregular periods are a common symptom of PCOS, not every woman with PCOS will have irregular periods. So it is important to also look for other signs of PCOS such as weight gain, insulin resistance and elevated levels of male hormones.
Being a hormonal problem PCOS causes hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body throughout the month. The irregular periods or missed periods are an indication that you don’t have a regular menstruation phase (bleeding) every month. Although PCOS does not have much effect on the follicular, ovulation or luteal phase of your menstrual that scenario changes if you have infertility triggered by PCOS.
Some common ways to treat or regulate irregular periods caused by PCOS are:
Ayurveda or natural remedies in itself is not a proven way to regulate your cycle. It can be used as a complementary therapy but you need to continue making lifestyle changes and take medications where needed.
Consuming the healthy concoction of aloe vera gel mixed with manjistha is considered one of the best ways for treating PCOS symptoms and helps in restoring the health of the uterus, according to Ayurveda.
Niranjan phal is also known as china fruit and it helps in regularising menstrual cycles and controlling heavy bleeding. Although consumption of this fruit can cause extreme weakness and Anaemia leading to many health issues. The best way to have Niranjan phal is by mixing its pulp in water and soaking it overnight before consumption.
Phala Ghrita is an Ayurvedic concoction made by using cow milk and ghee and it is extremely useful for many gynaecological problems from irregular periods to pregnancy complications.
Another great way to regularise periods is by soaking two tablespoons of cumin seeds in water and drinking that water in the morning. Or you can roast the cumin seeds and chew on them.
Often when your periods get blocked for months eating an unripe papaya helps a lot in regulating menstrual flow as it contracts the muscle fibres in the uterus. You can either drink the juice or eat it raw.
PCOS and the journey with it is different for every woman. While there are many common symptoms, what works for others might not work for you and in rare cases could affect you adversely. Experts at Veera Health believe that the best way to regularise your periods is to manage your PCOS and manage your symptoms.
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