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Menstrual Difficulties


What is Menstrual Difficulties?

Menstrual difficulties are a female condition that occurs when a woman experiences changes to the menstrual cycle that cause skipped periods, irregular periods, or extreme bleeding during periods.
Usually, the menstrual cycle frequently causes a range of unpleasant symptoms leading up to your period. The premenstrual period incorporates the very typical concerns, for example, moderate cramping and fatigue, however, these signs are generally gone once your period starts.
There are some instances when you may experience severe menstrual problems. Too light or too heavy menstruation and full absence of a cycle are some of the symptoms which indicate that there are concerns that you may be experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle.

What are the Symptoms of Menstrual Difficulties?

  • The symptoms of Menstrual difficulties are widespread. Most of the women suffering from this condition may experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are explained below,
  • Bloating is one of the very common symptoms. When the menstruation is too heavy, it doesn’t get cleared properly which may cause bloating. Also, During the menstrual cycle irritability is very much usual. Backaches are very much familiar signs of menstrual problems. It may be accompanied by headaches. You can also develop breast soreness.
  • Acne can be seen on the faces during menstrual difficulties. In some cases, you may also suffer from excessive fatigue which may lead to depression and anxiety.
  • You may suffer from sleeping disorders like insomnia and at times you may feel stressed out.

What are the Causes of Menstrual Difficulties?

  • There can be many causes of menstrual difficulties. It may vary from stress to more severe underlying medical disorders. Some of the most common causes are discussed below.
  • These days the number one cause of this condition is stress and lifestyle changes. Life has become very fast, and people often forget to take proper nutrition. Also, these days women go through a lot of stress due to work or relationships. That may also trigger this condition.
  • Taking birth control pills may also have some effect on your irregular menstrual cycle.
  • If someone has a miscarriage, she may experience menstrual difficulties for obvious reasons.
  • Those who are suffering from some bleeding ailments, for example, platelet disorders, clotting factor deficiencies, leukemia, etc are more prone to this condition.
  • Some medications can also trigger these menstrual difficulties.

When to see a Doctor?

  • Any complications regarding menstrual difficulties should not be avoided. But immediate medical intervention is needed if you experience the following difficulties.
  • If your period suddenly becomes irregular, then consult a doctor immediately. In case your period doesn’t fall in the bracket of 21 to 35 days, it is a matter of concern. See your doctor without a delay.
  • In case you bleed for more than a week, it is harmful to your body. You need to get an appointment with your physical asap.
  • If you are experiencing heavy bleeding and pain during your period, that is something not to be ignored.

Lifestyle Prevention of Menstrual Difficulties

  • Menstrual difficulties can be prevented if it is not caused by any underlying illness. Just by following some preventive measures and making some lifestyle changes, you can avoid getting this condition.
  • Eating nutritious food and exercising daily is the key for any illnesses and there is no exception for this condition as well. Maintaining a healthy life is very important to deal with stress and other mental and physical complications.
  • Getting enough rest is equally important.
  • Managing your stress and learning to relax your mind is very crucial to prevent menstrual difficulties. To learn some techniques to perform that.
  • Keep a watch on birth control pills or any other contraceptive pills and use them if needed with proper guidance.
  • Maintaining hygiene is very important to keep changing your sanitary napkin or tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Menstrual Difficulties

There are some great Ayurvedic remedies to treat Menstrual difficulties by using some herbs and spices like Bhutakesi, Kachur, Ajwain, Methi, Aloe Vera, etc.
  • Bhutakesi: This Ayurvedic herb is very effective for menstrual cramps. Add about 2 grams of the powder in one cup of hot water, drain it and then combine it with honey, and drink 2 times daily.
  • Aloe Vera: This is a great plant which benefits in controlling your cycle naturally and assists your hormones. Remove the gel from the plant, add a tablespoon of honey then drink it daily before your breakfast. But do not take this remedy while menstruating.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Bhutakesi (Corydalis govaniana) | Kachur (Curcuma zedoaria) | Ajwain | Methi | Aloe Vera | Sesame Oil
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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