Regular menstrual cycle is a sign of a healthy body, which regularly dispenses off unwanted elements. Here you can find out how to maintain and improve upon this natural phenomenon.
Amenorrhea: This is of 2 types, primary and secondary. Amenorrhea may be primary when the woman has never menstruated, or secondary when periods have started but have been absent for 3 consecutive months. Primary amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation by age 16 in the presence of normal pubertal development or by age 14 in the absence of normal pubertal development. Secondary amenorrhea occurs when a woman who has been having normal menstrual cycles stops getting her periods for 6 months or more. Secondary amenorrhea is more common than primary amenorrhea. Common causes of amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea include anorexia, overactive thyroid gland, ovarian cysts, sudden weight gain or loss, stopping birth control and pregnancy.
Dysmenorrhea: This consists of painful periods, and may be primary or secondary in nature. Symptoms include cramps in the lower abdomen with pelvic pain that radiates to the thighs and back. Dysmenorrhea is caused by prostaglandins and leukotrienes during ovulatory cycles. An underlying pelvic condition (e.g. endometriosis) or an uterine anomaly (e.g. fibroids) may be present in about 10% of severe dysmenorrhea cases
Menorrhagia: This refers to bleeding lasting more than 8-10 days with excessive blood loss of over 80ml. Periods may extend longer than the average of five to seven days. Menorrhagia is mostly caused by imbalances in hormone levels, especially progesterone and estrogen. Other causes may include puberty, vaginal infections, inflammation of the cervix, underactive thyroid gland, noncancerous uterus tumors (fibroids) and changes in diet or exercise.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): PMS occurs one to two weeks before periods begins. Some women experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms. Others experience few symptoms or none at all. PMS can cause bloating, backaches, headaches, breast soreness, acne, food cravings, excessive fatigue, depression, anxiety, feelings of stress, insomnia, constipation, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Symptoms are generally known to resolve within 4 days after bleeding begins.
Irregular periods: Many women experience irregular periods at some time in their lives. The exact causes of irregular periods can vary and are often quite normal.
Unusual bleeding: Women may experience unusual or unexpected bleeding at some time in their lives. It is common for periods to sometimes be somewhat irregular. It often gets shorter as you near menopause. It also is normal then to skip periods or for bleeding to get lighter or heavier.
Symptoms to look for during menstruation are abdominal cramps, pain, excessive flow, sudden stoppage, development of clots. Women menstruating who have a pitta imbalance will experience any of the following excessive flow of blood , blood clotting, long period (more than 5 days),irritated, inflamed skin, rashes, acne, sharp period pain, feeling hot and uncomfortable, anger, irritability, headaches, migraines and diarrhea. Vata periods will generally have: irregularity, less blood, on and off flow, short period time (under 5 days),constipation, pain radiating down into the groin, menstrual pain, thigh and lower back ache and general body stiffness Kapha periods will generally invoke: pale blood, large clots, mucus, slime in blood, dull pain, paleness, water retention and weight gain, feeling sensitive, sentimental and teary, nausea, vomiting and feeling the cold
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