Haven’t seen your period in a while?
Skipping your period can happen for a lot of reasons (although we all have that immediate fear that we might be pregnant even if we haven’t had sexual intercourse – that’ just part of being a woman!). Irregular or missed periods can have several causes, from hormonal imbalances to other underlying conditions. EmpressBody has put together a list of some of the main causes of irregular periods and even a few tips on what you can do to bring your period and your menstrual cycle back into harmony with the rest of your body and life.
Pregnancy can cause you to miss your period or experience spotting. If you miss a period or notice changes in your period and you've had sex, you can take a pregnancy test at home or see your doctor to find out if you're pregnant. If you may be pregnant and experience sharp, stabbing pain in the pelvis or abdomen that lasts more than a few minutes, see your doctor right away to rule out ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
Perimenopause is the transition phase before you enter menopause. It usually begins in your 40s, but can occur earlier. You may experience signs and symptoms lasting from 4 to 8 years, beginning with changes to your menstrual cycle. Fluctuating estrogen levels during this time can cause your menstrual cycles to get longer or shorter.
3. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
EmpressBody know that many of our customers suffer from PCOS and are looking for answers. One of the main indicators of PCOS is irregular periods. If you have PCOS, you may miss periods and have heavy bleeding when you do get your period.
PCOS can also cause:
· Excess facial and body hair
· Male-pattern baldness
· Weight gain or obesity
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4. Uterine Fibroids
Fibroids are muscular tumors that develop in the wall of the uterus. Most fibroids are noncancerous and can range in size from as small as an apple seed to the size of a grapefruit. Fibroids can cause your periods to be very painful and heavy enough to cause anemia. Most fibroids don't require treatment and symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications and an iron supplement if you develop anemia.
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Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. This is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines your uterus grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis causes very painful, even debilitating menstrual cramps. Endometriosis also causes heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, and bleeding between periods. Exploratory surgery is the only way to diagnose endometriosis. There's currently no cure for the condition, but symptoms can be managed with the EmpressBody Detox Pearls.
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6. Being overweight
Obesity is known to cause menstrual irregularity. Research shows that being overweight impacts hormone and insulin levels, which can interfere with your menstrual cycle. Rapid weight gain can also cause menstrual irregularities. Weight gain and irregular periods are common signs of PCOS and hypothyroidism, and should be evaluated by your doctor. We would never impose a western standard of beauty and encourage women to try and achieve a body that is wildly different from their own, but we do recommend eating healthily and exercising, this will make your body healthier without focusing too much on weight loss.
7. Excessive exercise
On the other side of the coin, intense or excessive exercise has been shown to interfere with the hormones responsible for menstruation. Female athletes and women who participate in intensive training and physical activities, such as ballet dancers, often develop amenorrhea, which is missed or stopped periods. Cutting back on your training and increasing your calorie count can help restore your periods. Life is about balance and harmony, your body needs exercise to stay strong and healthy but should not be abused or worn out. Try and take the time to allow your body to rest in between training sessions.
It’s a huge factor or modern life and it is often unavoidable, but research shows that stress can interfere with your menstrual cycle by temporarily interfering with the part of the brain that controls the hormones that regulate your cycle. Your periods should return to normal after your stress decreases.
Menstruation is a natural and beautiful process that ties women to the natural cycles of nature. The moon and females and fertility have long been seen as linked. People have thought that, just like the ebbing and flowing of tides, menstrual cycles are linked to the moon with many claiming that you ovulate around the full moon and have your period near the new moon.
EmpressBody Recommendations for Irregular Periods:
We recommend yoni steaming and a detox of 6 EmpressBody Detox Pearls to help get your periods back in sync. Using the EmpressBody Detox Pearls will help to regulate the blood flow around the perineum. The Yoni Steam is highly recommended for irregular periods or women who haven't seen their period for a while too. Usually after 3-5 steams your period should become regular and less painful.
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