Well, not getting your periods may be some relief. No period cramps, mood swings, nausea, and headaches. In short, you don’t feel miserable. While there are multiple silver linings here, it’s natural to be worried if you miss your periods. Well, we’re not talking about a supposed pregnancy here, but the stress assuming that there may be something wrong.  

When we are talking about irregular periods, how irregular are we talking? You may be someone who misses periods every alternate month. Sometimes, you may not even get it for a few months straight. While it can be a common occurrence and may be a sign of a health issue, but not always. Irregular periods sometimes mean that you are just not living a healthy lifestyle and you need to make some changes.  Some remedies can also rectify if there is a minor issue like hormonal changes. 

So, let’s discuss a few ways that can help regulate your periods. 

You need to correct your diet

Your unhealthy diet can be the culprit of your missed periods. So, you can start with a healthy diet. To start with, you must limit junk food. Yes, that includes a packet of chips that you stretch your hands for in the blink of an eye. Focus on eating protein, fruits and a balanced meal containing all the essential nutrients. 

You need to exercise

This may be one of the most effective ways to get your periods back. If you haven’t exercised in a while, consider doing so. Exercise can help regulate hormones. If hormone fluctuations are the cause, then exercising is the solution here. You are more likely to have regular periods if you include exercise in your daily schedule.  

Some yoga asanas that can help 

There are a few yoga asanas that can help you get your periods back. Some yoga poses such as the Cobra pose, child’s Pose, and the Butterfly pose can help promote blood flow to the pelvic region and balance the endocrine system. The endocrine system plays a crucial role in menstrual regularity.

You can also try some breathing exercises

You may be surprised but breathing exercises can also help. Stress can also be one of the causes of irregular or missed periods as it can lead to hormonal fluctuations. This is where deep breathing exercises come in. Deep breathing exercises that involve diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, can alleviate stress and regulate the menstrual cycle. 

Try acupressure 

If research is concerned, acupressure may be effective at regulating periods. It may help decrease FSH levels, kickstarting your periods. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) plays a pivotal role in reproduction and sexual development. It also affects the function of the testes and ovaries. 

Try some superfoods 

Some superfoods can also help regulate your periods. Here is a list: 

  • Leafy greens
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Berries
  • Fatty fish
  • Legumes
  • Ginger
  • Avocado
  • Flaxseeds
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Carrot 

Avoid caffeine and alcohol 

Let’s be honest here, caffeine isn’t for everybody. It may cause anxiety that may disrupt your sleep and menstrual cycle. Caffeine consumption can influence hormone levels, specifically cortisol and oestrogen, affecting the menstrual cycle. The same goes for alcohol. 

Excess consumption of alcohol can cause irregular menstrual cycles.  Alcohol increases levels of hormones such as oestrogen and testosterone. This hormonal balance can influence whether your period occurs, the duration and heaviness. 

Consult a gynaecologist if these tips don’t help

If these tips don’t help, your missed periods may be because of a medical issue. It’s best to see a gynaecologist who will help you get your periods back and diagnose medical issues if there are any. 

Closing thoughts 

These tips may help manage irregular periods with practical lifestyle changes. Remember to prioritise self-care, including balanced nutrition, regular exercise, stress reduction, and sufficient sleep. Consulting a healthcare provider is key for tailored advice and to rule out any underlying issues. With a bit of patience and commitment, achieving menstrual regularity is within reach, allowing for a more balanced and comfortable life.

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