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Learn these 8 natural remedies by heart to regulate your periods

Published on:25 January 2021, 10:20am IST
Irregular periods aren’t great for your reproductive health. That’s why you need to regulate your periods with the help of these natural period hacks.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Take the natural route to regulate your periods. Image courtesy: Shuttersock
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If you’re turning a blind eye to irregular periods, then sister, you can be in big trouble. That’s because it is a sign that there’s something majorly wrong with your reproductive health. And maybe you don’t feel the need to visit a gynae right away, but in the future, you might have to. To avoid this, you just have to do a few simple things to regulate your periods.

According to ob-gyn, Dr Swati Gaikwad at Motherhood Hospital, Pune, low or high body weight, over-exercising, certain medications, hormonal imbalance, and lack of intake of enough calories can result in irregular periods. 

It is important to regulate periods, because if you aren’t getting periods on time, you will have extra hair growth on your face, chest, and abdomen. There will also be bleeding between periods, severe cramping and abdominal pain, your periods may last for more than seven days, and can be heavy or can happen even before 21 days. 

“A typical period cycle is of 28 days. A woman getting periods after 45 days should evaluate herself for hormonal imbalance. Any period with blood loss of less than one day is called oligomenorrhea or scanty periods, also needs evaluation. Thus, if you notice the above signs, then it is a cause for concern. So, consult your doctor regarding regulating periods,” explains Dr Gaikwad.

Here are eight natural ways in which you can regulate your periods 
  1. By maintaining an optimum weight

    Women who are overweight may have irregular periods, heavy bleeding, and more pain, as compared to the ones who fall in the healthy weight category. Also, make sure to exercise on a regular basis to battle the bulge.

  2. By adopting yoga

    It lowers hormonal imbalance related to irregular periods. Yoga also helps to reduce menstrual pain, anxiety, and depression, along with improving the quality of life of women having primary dysmenorrhoea.

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    Keep fit this winter with yoga. Image courtesy: Nishtha Bijlani
  3. By staying physically active

    PCOS can lead to irregular periods. Hence, exercise can be helpful for women with PCOS to lose weight and stay fit.

  4. By adding turmeric in your diet

    Include turmeric in your diet, as it carries antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties to help you deal with menstrual pain. Tada, you will be able to regulate your periods and deal with hormonal imbalance in a simple way!

  5. By indulging in meditation

    It can help control irregular periods without medication, as meditation reduces stress and hormonal imbalance.

  6. By taking aloe vera daily

    Having aloe vera with one teaspoon of honey before breakfast may regulate menstruation by helping you manage that hormonal imbalance.

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    Trust aloe vera gel to nourish your locks like no other. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  7. Cinnamon is also helpful in regulating periods

    It contributes to your menstrual health. Adding cinnamon to warm milk and drinking it can provide a heating effect for the body, and help you get rid of those painful menstrual cramps.

  8. By making ginger bae

    It is packed with magnesium and vitamin C, and helps your uterus to contract, thereby helping with your periods. 

You see how easy it is to keep your periods on track. If you are still unable to manage your periods, then don’t waste your time, and meet a gynae ASAP.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.