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Irregular periods

Reasons for irregular periods:

Well, every woman really does not be excited on her periods but once she senses any difference in her period cycle, She will starting having different thoughts on the reasons causing her delayed period.

An irregular period is common in a woman due to many reasons in her lifestyle, But too much delay should not be ignored.

Your menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your menstruation and continues up to 2-7 days, but not including, the first day of your next period. Women’s cycles range from 21-40 days or more, with an average of around 28 days.

There are several other factors that may cause your periods to stop or to become lighter or less frequent, such as:

  • Excessive exercise
  • Being underweight or excessive dieting
  • Feeling upset or stressed
  • Severe long-term illness
  • A hormonal imbalance
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Stopping or starting the contraceptive pill or other hormonal contraception(including the patch, IUS (Mirena) coil, implant (rods) or injection)
  • Some medicines
  • Disorders of the womb or ovaries.

Remedies can be your solution:

  • Unripe Papaya. Green, unripe papaya is considered useful in regulating menstrual flow as it helps contract muscle fibers in the uterus
  • Reduce body fat through diet and exercise.
  • Manage stress. Try meditation or a gratitude journal
  • Apply warm Castor oil.


Irregular periods can also be a reason for few disorders like:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS):

About 1 in 15 women have PCOS, a hormone-imbalance condition associated with insulin resistance. In PCOS, egg follicles form but they don’t release, leading to insufficient progesterone and sometimes heavy bleeding, Stanton explains. Even if you don’t have PCOS or insulin resistance, it’s important to shed excess weight. “Women who have a lot of belly fat have a lot of estrogens,” she says.

  • Perimenopause:

The earliest menopause signs—including hormone imbalance and failure to ovulate—can start in your late 30s and lead to heavy bleeding, says Pick. Chronic stress worsens the imbalance because the adrenal glands direct cortisol production toward stress response instead of using cortisol as a building block for progesterone.

  • A health condition or infection:

Structural problems, such as endometriosis, uterine polyps, and fibroids; low thyroid function; prolonged antibiotic use; and even infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to irregular, heavier periods.

For more details and solution for having a healthy reproductive system, have a consultation with Mrs. Sarah Hussain.

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – Causes and Symptoms

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) experienced by approximately 3-8% of women in their reproductive years. It is disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and it causes extreme mood shifts.

PMDD affects a woman’s mood significantly and should be taken seriously as a condition requiring medical attention. It is a biological condition, caused by changes in the chemicals produced by the brain. It is not a psychological or personality disorder, nor is it a figment of the imagination. PMDD affects about 5% of women who are in their reproductive years. Although this doesn’t sound like a big statistic, it is still a significant disorder because of the way it affects women. The most noticeable thing about PMDD is the way it interferes with a woman’s lifestyle in the days before her period.

Studies have shown a connection between PMDD and low levels of serotonin, a chemical in your brain that helps transmit nerve signals. Certain brain cells that use serotonin also control mood, attention, sleep, and pain. Hormonal changes may cause a decrease in serotonin, leading to PMDD symptoms. PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt work and damage relationships.

Symptoms include:

 

 Markedly depressed mood or feelings of hopelessness

 Marked anxiety or tension, feeling keyed up or on edge

 Marked shifts in mood (suddenly tearful, overly sensitive)

 Persistent, marked anger or irritability, increased conflicts

 Loss of interest in usual activities (e.g., work, hobbies)

 Difficulty concentrating and focusing attention

 Marked lack of energy, feeling very easily tired

 Marked change in appetite, overeating, or food cravings

 Sleeping too much or having a hard time sleeping

 Feeling overwhelmed or out of control

 Physical symptoms (e.g., breast tenderness/swelling, headache, joint/muscle pain, bloatedness, weight gain).

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms then contact Mrs. Sarah Hussain, a very experienced gynaecologist who can treat PMDD very well. As this is a chronic condition that necessitates

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Regular Problems Facing by Women with their Menstruation

Menstruation is a regular monthly shedding of a female uterus lining. Mostly during menstruation, Females will face many kinds of issues due to the hormonal changes in the body. The symptoms or the problems will be different for every individual according to the body type of a female.

Usually the day 1 starts with heavy abdominal pain and bleed and lasts for 3-5 days,  while day 14 is the approximate day you ovulate and if an egg is not fertilized, hormone levels eventually drop and at about day 25; the egg begins to dissolve and the cycle begins again with the period at about day 30.

In the first half of the cycle, levels of estrogen (the “female hormone”) start to rise. Estrogen plays an important role in keeping you healthy, especially by helping you to build strong bones and to help keep them strong as you get older. Estrogen also makes the lining of the uterus (womb) grow and thicken. This lining of the womb is a place that will nourish the embryo if a pregnancy occurs. At the same time, the lining of the womb is growing, an egg, or ovum, in one of the ovaries starts to mature. At about day 14 of an average 28-day cycle, the egg leaves the ovary. This is called ovulation

Problems facing by women during their menstrual cycle:

Amenorrhea: the Lack of menstruation

Reasons for why does amenorrhea occurs?

  • After a woman’s pregnancy.
  • Due to extreme weight loss.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Excessive exercise
  • Stress
  • Serious medical conditions

when your menstrual cycles come regularly, this means that important parts of your body are working normally. In some cases, not having menstrual periods can mean that your ovaries have stopped producing normal amounts of estrogen. Missing these hormones can have important effects on your overall health.

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods including severe cramps.

Most of the women do not have any serious diseases but will have severe cramps at their periods. In older women, the pain is sometimes caused by a disease or condition such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

Abnormal uterine bleed:

Abnormal uterine bleed is different from the normal menstrual bleeding. The bleed with happens other than the menstrual period is called abnormal uterine bleed as:

  • Bleed between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle.
  • Bleeding heavier or more than normal in periods.
  • Bleeding after menopause.

Premenstrual syndrome: This is also called as PMS which starts 14 days before a period starts in a woman and stop occurring once the period starts.

Symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Acne
  • Food craving
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Headache
  • Swelling in hands and feet

Remedies of the menstrual problems:

1.  Using hot bag on the abdominal part give a bit relief from the menstrual cramps.

2.  Yoga and exercise give a lot of consistency and stamina to get ready for your periods.

3.  Taking a right and balanced diet and should maintain a healthy lifestyle.

4.  Reduce intake of salt, caffeine, and alcohol.

5.  Plenty of sleep with fixed bedtime.

But using anonymous medicine without consulting a doctor for any kind of menstrual problems are strictly not recommended by the gynaecologists.

Take the suggestions from your nearby and best gynaecologist. Mrs. Sarah Hussian is one of the experienced gynaecologists in London. Talk to her and get the best suggestions and treatments for a healthy reproductive cycle. Make an easy online appointment here.

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What is PMS ?

Pre Menstrual Syndrome(PMS) is a condition in women where certain symptoms occur each month before a period which is usually at peak in the 3-7 days before a period .PMS is sometimes called premenstrual tension (PMT) or premenstrual disorder (PMD). It is the cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are sufficiently severe to interfere with some aspects of life, that appear with consistent and predictable relationship to the menses.

Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome 

Physical Symptoms of PMS includes
  • Food and alcohol cravings.
  • Headache
  • Skin problems.
  • Swollen joints, particularly ankles.
  • Water retention.                                                           
  • Weakness.
  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Breast pain
  • Trouble in sleeping (Insomnia)
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain related to fluid retention
 Psychological (Mental) Symptoms of PMS
  • Decreased sex drive.
  • Depression.
  • Insomnia.
  • Irritability.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Weepiness.
  • Tiredness
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of confidence

 Causes for PMS

The main cause for PMS is fluctuating levels of hormones including Estrogen and Progesterone that occur in preparation for menstruation. An increase in these hormones can cause mood swings, anxiety and irritability.

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There are some Lifestyle factors that are associated with PMS which includes:

  • Weight and Exercise
  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Disrupted sodium metabolism
  • Abnormal neurotransmitter response

PMS can have a significant impact on your life. Are you experiencing any such issues associated with PMS, then immediately book an appointment with Sarah Hussain who offers the precise solution that is effective and gets to the root of the problem, to resolve the issue completely.
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