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Key highlights

  • The medical term for irregular periods is known as oligomenorrhea
  • The irregular period problem is widespread among women all over the world
  • The most common causes of irregular periods are unhealthy lifestyle, stress, hormonal imbalances, etc.

New Delhi: Getting through the menstrual cycle may not be the best time in a woman’s life. The cramping and discomfort that come with your period can be a deplorable situation for most people. As annoying as periods may be, they are an indicator of a functioning reproductive system and, above all, of a healthy body. Missing periods can be a sign of pregnancy, but irregular periods can be an indication of an underlying health problem and should not be left untreated.

Home remedies for irregular periods

Here are some methods you can try at home to treat irregular periods:

  1. Ginger: Also known as adrak, this spice can be found in almost every Indian household. The medicinal benefits of this spice are well known and it is said to help with irregular periods as well.
  2. Ripe papaya: Papaya is a source of carotene, which can stimulate estrogen production. It can also cause the muscles of the uterus to contract, so excessive consumption is not recommended for pregnant women. This delicious fruit can help regulate your periods.
  3. Yoga: Exercising like yoga can help regulate your period while promoting a healthy body. Stretching can help the body become flexible and strengthen the joints and muscles. In addition, yoga can also help with cramps and regulate hormones.
  4. Turmeric: Commonly known as Haldi, this spice is widely used in India. Consuming Haldi can help the body regulate the hormones, the imbalance of which is one of the most common causes of period irregularities. You can consume it with milk as a popular haldi ka doodh drink.
  5. Apple cider vinegar: The use of apple cider vinegar as a home remedy in treating various health conditions has been recognized and researched for quite some time. The problem of irregular periods can also be resolved by consuming apple cider vinegar on a regular basis. However, excessive consumption must be avoided as it can harm the body.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in this article are for general information only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or nutritionist before starting any fitness program or changing your diet.

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