Treat Oligomenorrhea

Women who suffer from the problem of irregular periods may feel isolated and hopeless. The menstrual cycle plays a critical roll in fertility and oligomenorrhea can cause infertility issues in women who suffer from it. What causes a woman to have irregular periods? No one is quite sure. There are a number of conditions, such as PCOS, that can contribute, but so can diet, exercise and stress! Every woman who menstruates will experience problems at some point, whether they be cramps or other irregularities, but those with a family history of problems, those who are overweight or severely underweight, and those on certain medications are most likely to suffer from them.

Learning how to treat the problem of irregular periods or oligomenorrhea at home is critical in being able to keep functioning when you suffer from cramps or heavy flow. Home remedies are simple, easy to use and often found right in your kitchen! Many are best when used over the course of your  menstrual cycle with some working before your period and others specifically for symptoms during your period.

What are the symptoms of Oligomenorrhea

  • Abnormal gap between menstrual cycles
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Feeling of heaviness between cycles
  • Infertility

How can I tell prevent Oligomenorrhea?

  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get plenty of exercise but don’t over exercise
  • Avoid smoking and recreational drug use
  • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Limit caffeine
  • Reduce stress

How do I treat Oligomenorrhea?

  • Buckwheat is high in bioflavinoids which help to reduce heavy bleeding. Have it with some vitamin C for best results.
  • Make sure you have citrus during your period. The citrus helps to enhance iron absorption.
  • Dried apricots are a great food to have during your period. They’re high in iron!
  • Eat red meat. Red meat has iron and zinc both of which are crucial for a well functioning body. Poultry, fish and green leafy vegetables are also excellent options.
  • If you have cramps use a hot water bottle or heating pad on a low setting against your lower abdomen.
  • Drink lots of water. It helps to flush out the hormone vasopressin which causes cramps.
  • Basil and thyme are excellent herbs to have as they both have caffeic acid which helps to kill pain.
  • Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic which will help relieve cramps.
  • Fennel tea helps to restore circulation to the ovaries.
  • Ginger relieves cramps and can help to regulate periods! A two for one hit! Have it in a tea, have it in your food.
  • Mint can help to relieve cramps.
  • Make a foot soak of powered mustard in warm water. It’ll help to relieve cramps.
  • Vitamin K is crucial in helping to slow heavy flow.
  • Take a hot bath.
  • Try to relax. Meditate, do gentle yoga.
  • Relieve cramps by doing pelvic tilts.
  • Sesame seeds can be ground up with jaggery and added to water to make a tea. Both help to regulate the menstrual cycle.
  • Aloe vera gel taken with honey can help regulate irregularities but should not be used during  your period.
  • Between periods have papaya. It helps to get the muscles in the uterus to contract, encourage normal period cycles.
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