Updated: Oct 31, 2019
There are many reasons why you might skip a period, especially if you have PCOS, fibroids or endometriosis. These conditions might cause you to frequently skip a period or experience no periods at all. But what do you do if you’re regular as clockwork and suddenly your period is missing in action? There’s no reason to panic immediately, EmpressBody knows most women’s first thought is pregnancy, but missed or late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Common causes can range from hormonal imbalances to serious medical conditions. EmpressBody has put together a quick run-down to help you put your mind at ease and feel at one with your body.
What can cause you to skip a period?
Stress can throw off your hormones, change your daily routine, and even affect the part of your brain responsible for regulating your period — your hypothalamus. Over time, stress can lead to illness or sudden weight gain or loss, all of which can impact your cycle.
If you think stress might be throwing off your period, try practicing relaxation techniques and making lifestyle changes. Adding more exercise to your regimen may help get you back on track.
2. Low body weight
Weighing 10 percent below what’s considered a normal range for your height can change the way your body functions and stop ovulation. Women who participate in extreme exercise such as marathons may stop their periods as well. We would never encourage a woman to alter herself to fit Western society, we only encourage you to be healthy and happy.
Just as low body weight can cause hormonal changes, so can being overweight. A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in processed meat can help you manage many aspects of your intimate feminine health.
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4. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Mentioned above, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that causes your body to produce more of the male hormone androgen. Cysts form on the ovaries as a result of this hormone imbalance. This can make ovulation irregular or stop it altogether.
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5. Birth control
You may experience a change in your cycle when you go on or off birth control. Birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin, which prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs. It can take up to six months for your cycle to become consistent again after stopping the pill. Other types of contraceptives that are implanted or injected can cause missed periods as well.
7. Early peri-menopause
Most women begin menopause between ages 45 to 55. Women who develop symptoms around age 40 or earlier are considered to have early peri-menopause. This means your egg supply is winding down, and the result will be missed periods and eventually the end of menstruation.
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8. Thyroid issues
An overactive or underactive thyroid gland could also be the cause of late or missed periods. The thyroid regulates your body’s metabolism, so hormone levels can be affected as well.
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.
But What is Steaming?
A yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam, v-steam or bajo) provides gentle and effective support for women’s wellness. Respected by women and holistic healers around the globe, yoni steaming is the ancient practice of allowing the warmth of herbal steam to softly permeate the exterior of the vagina.
This women's treatment gently and effectively cleanses, tones and revitalizes a woman's center, providing myriad benefits from reduced menstrual cramps to increased fertility and more. Yoni steaming will support your natural feminine cycle, and help you to heal, relax, and detoxify both physically and emotionally. It has been proven to help with insomnia, heal from sexual trauma, and relieve anxiety and stress.
Yoni Steaming is about women taking back ownership of their personal health and wombs and utilizing intuition as well as herbs from the Earth, to support and nourish overall well-being. It is full vaginal empowerment. Not only is the EmpressBody Yoni Steam safe and healing, it is also easy to use.
How do you do it?
Yoni steaming is done by sitting over special herbs that create an environment that opens pores, permeates the outside of your yoni and allows your blood flow to regulate around your vagina allowing most toxins to be flushed out. You will need a stool with a hole in it and to place a bowl of warm water then:
1. Take one Empress steam bag, add about 750ml boiling water to brew.
2. Ensure all underwear is removed and the steam temperature is not too hot for you, before beginning the steam.
3. Sit above the basin and cover your lower body with a towel.
4. Steam for no less than 20 minutes or as you desire.
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