Natural Ways To Regulate Your Periods

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Having irregular periods can be more than annoying, it can be trying to conceive downright difficult. So, what’s a girl with irregular periods to do? Read on for some natural ways to balance your hormones and restore your regular menstrual cycle.

1. Lose Weight

If you are overweight, it can really wreak havoc on your menstrual cycle and can make getting pregnant extremely difficult. Losing weight through diet and exercise is a great way to help to regulate your periods. Doctors say you can improve your fertility and regulate your menstrual periods by losing as little as five to ten pounds if you are overweight.

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2. Manage Stress

Yes, it’s cliché’, but that’s only because it’s true. Stress affects all of the body’s processes, and not in a good way. If you are extremely stressed, it can really wreak havoc on your menstrual cycles. Although it’s easier said than done, try to cut down on the stress in your life. Perhaps try meditation or yoga, and remember that exercise is a great way to reduce stress as well. Also, make sure to get enough sleep.

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3. Improve Nutrition

Nutrition is often something that is overlooked when it comes to body processes. We all know to eat healthy to lose weight, but nutrition affects our bodies in many more ways than just weight. Eating a healthy, well balanced diet can help to restore your regular menstrual periods, and so can taking a nutritional supplement like a multivitamin.

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4. Try Herbs

There are many herbal treatment options out there to help with irregular periods. Some of the most common herbal treatments for regulating menstrual periods are black cohosh or vitex, also known as chaste berry. There are also many more herbal treatments out there for period issues, you just have to do your research to find which one will work best for you.

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5. Acupuncture

This ancient Eastern medicine practice involves inserting thin, flexible needles into various pressure points in the body, and can really improve overall health and well being. Finding an acupuncturist who really knows what they are doing is key to success, and many acupuncturists are able to focus solely on regulating menstrual periods.

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6. See Your Doctor

If you have been trying to find natural ways to regulate your menstrual periods on your own and nothing seems to be working, it might be a good time to see your doctor and determine whether or not there is an underlying issue with your body. A full physical and perhaps blood tests might be in order to help your doctor figure out what exactly is causing your irregular periods and help you to get back on track.

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Regina Ledoux, RN, CNM

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.