The length of menstruation varies from woman to woman and is affected by many things, including stress, body mass index, and hormones. An average period can last anywhere from two to seven days, although some women typically have longer periods. Many women also experience a natural shortening of their cycle as they age. A period showing up unexpected or delayed does not always mean something serious is going on. But your period showing up whenever it wants can be stressful. So here we’re going to talk about some easy ways of how you can regulate your menstrual cycle.
- Supplements can help
Taking extra vitamins during your period might help with bleeding. Certain nutrients like iron, especially help replenish what you lose each month. Potential supplements included with vitamin c and iron can play important role in regulating your menstruation cycle. Vitamin c may help reduce bleeding. It might also help your body absorb iron, which can help prevent iron deficiency and there’s some evidence that suggests a lack of iron might contribute to heavy periods. If eating an iron-rich diet hasn’t improved your levels, supplementation may help.
- Cut down on coffee
It seems counterintuitive to scale back the caffeine while you’re probably at your sleepiest, but your body will be so happy if you do. Caffeine can cause your body to retain more water, resulting in a nasty bloated feeling, and worsen cramps. Just cut out a bit of your daily caffeine.
- Reduce your stress
Stress, traveling and a hectic lifestyle can release stress hormones, which can disrupt the production of estrogen and cause a late or missed period.
- Birth control method
Medication and contraception; hormonal birth control methods such as the pill or the injection can affect your period.
- Excessive exercising
It can often cause periods to be delayed or not come at all. Professional athletes often suffer from a lack of menstruation or irregular menstruation, in part due to their low body fat. A woman’s body is meant to have a certain amount of fat stores in order to function properly. If your percentage of body fat falls too low, your body thinks that you’re starving and conserves its remaining energy, or fat stores. Reproduction is not an essential function; therefore your body slows or stops fueling the reproductive system.
Reported by Dr. Himani