Guide 101: How To Deal With Irregular Periods

The menstrual cycle varies from one person to another, and it can also change month to month. So, how do you recognize irregular periods? And when you do, how do you deal with it? In this post, we are going to focus on that insight only.

What is an Irregular Period?

Normally, a woman's menstrual cycle is 24-38 days long. So, if you have not had your period on the 28th day, you can wait 10 more days to announce that you have missed your period. Sometimes the period cycle changes but it arrives sooner or later. If your periods don’t arrive between 24-38 days but later than that, you can consider it an irregular period, and it’s time to see a gynaecologist. 

What Causes Irregular Period?

You can tell your doctor about your irregular period cycle, and he will prescribe you medicines after diagnosing what’s causing the irregular period. The medicines will vary depending on the reason that is causing the irregularity in your menstruation cycle. Here are the possible reasons: 

  • You are hitting puberty

  • You are pregnant

  • Menopause

  • You have been taking birth control pills

  • Thyroid issues

  • You have an eating disorder 

  • Breastfeeding

  • You have stress-related issues

How to Treat Irregular Period? Home Remedies:

There are some home remedies that you can try to solve the problems. Have a look at some natural ways to deal with irregular periods. 

  • Keep a Healthy Weight

When your body changes, it affects the hormones that cause menstruation in women. If you are gaining weight constantly and becoming obese, losing weight can help. However, too much weight loss or underweight is also a culprit for irregular periods. Being underweight can cause an irregular period due to a low estrogen level. And having too much fat in your body can affect the insulin and girl hormones level negatively. That’s why it is important to keep a healthy weight and not be overweight or underweight.

  • Exercising is Not an Option; it’s Mandatory

Exercising is not only related to periods, but it has many other benefits; And at the same time, you can cure polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which causes irregular periods in women. When you are diagnosed with PCOS, the first thing doctors recommend is regular exercise because it’s a part of the treatment plan. Doing at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week can help you regulate your periods. And it also eases period cramps in women.

  • Vitamin Intake

A low level of vitamin D in your blood can cause irregular periods. So taking a vitamin D dose can help you overcome the problem. Even when you have PCOS, vitamin D can help you regulate your periods and can cure depression, and aid weight loss at the same time. You can find a wide amount of vitamin D from sunlight, and it is also available in dairy products, cereal, milk, etc. Along with D, Vitamin B also helps you regulate your periods.

  • Drink Apple Cider Every Day

If you have PCOS or suffering from irregular menstruation, drink 0.53 oz (15 ml) of apple cider daily. It will restore your ovulation menstruation and help you regulate your period. You can also take apple cider vinegar which helps in losing weight and lower your insulin level in the blood. 

  • Cinnamon Can Help

A study held in 2014 showed that cinnamon has a proven benefit in treating irregular menstruation. It can also solve menstruation pain in women and cure PCOS. Additionally, cinnamon is used to aid heavy bleeding during periods and can help you get relief from vomiting if you have primary dysmenorrhea.

  • Eat Pineapple

Many people take pineapple as a home remedy for menstrual problems, and it helps. The fruits contain an enzyme called bromelain, which softens the lining of your uterus and helps the period to come out. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory properties and relieves pain, so you can eat pineapples to cure menstrual cramps and headaches. But don’t eat more than 5, 1-cup (80-gram) of pineapples or any fruit every day because too much is never enough.

  • Contact a Doctor

Most women face irregular periods at some points in life but not every time they need to see a doctor. You can practice the methods we have listed in this post to regulate your periods. However, you must see a doctor if any of these happens:

  • Your periods became irregular all of a sudden

  • Your periods are missing for 3 months

  • You get periods twice or multiple times every 21 days

  • They last longer than a week

  • They are usually heavy and painful


Usually, irregular periods are caused by an irregular lifestyle, and by modifying your lifestyle, you can regulate your periods again. Try the home remedies and exercise daily, but if they don’t help, you need to talk to a doctor ASAP.

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