What is an irregular menstrual cycle?
To define an irregular menstrual cycle, it is necessary to first know what is a regular cycle. Menstrual periods come, in principle, every 28 days or so. They last 2 to 6 days in general. These figures are only averages: some women are paid every 21 days, others every 35 days. For some of you, the duration of the cycle will vary between 26 and 32 days etc …
None of this is abnormal, women are not mass-produced and programmed to be fine-tuned every 28 days.
A menstrual cycle becomes abnormal when:
-the interval between each menstruation is less than 21 days or greater than 35 days
-A menstrual cycle, hitherto regular, changes and becomes irregular
– The period of the rules varies must be in 3 to 7 days. In deca and beyond, it is an anomaly.
Causes of irregular cycles
An irregular menstrual cycle can have several causes. Some causes may be pathological, but in most cases this is due to hormonal disorders. For example, during adolescence, it is common to have irregular cycles. This is mainly due to hormonal changes in age. 30% of girls are affected by this, so avoid making rushed diagnoses and keep your cool. In general, the situation improves spontaneously after 20 years. This happens again when the woman approaches menopause. However, other causes are possible:
-Psychological causes: namely sleep disorders, emotional shocks, stress, depression can also disrupt your menstrual cycle. The phenomenon is accentuated when these psychological disorders are associated with excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, tobacco or cannabis.
-Polycystic ovary syndrome: This is an endocrine pathology that has become very common, probably because of high exposure to endocrine disruptors. When you suffer from this syndrome, contact us. We offer a very effective natural treatment to fight against polycystic ovary syndrome.
-The taking of certain drugs increases the level of prolactin, blocks the onset of menstruation. Some pills and other progestogen-containing IUDs also reduce menstrual flow, leading in some cases to a complete absence of menstruation.
-Disorders of eating behavior: today, to meet the demands of society in terms of beauty standards, more and more young women are unnecessarily imposing dietary restrictions. Be careful, these practices disrupt your menstrual cycle and have a very negative impact on your fertility. Know that the amount of what you eat, the way you feed and your eating rhythms will have a great influence on your ovarian hormonal regulations.
-Excess of a sports activity can also have a significant impact. Your body considered that it does not have enough energy to faith ensure your physical activity and the regulation of your menstrual cycle. It will make a choice that can disrupt your cycle. Sports yes, but do it in moderation.
Your frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How can one know one’s ovulation period when one has irregular cycles?
Your ovulation period is usually between 13 and 15 days before the first day of the next period. So, if your cycle is 35 days, ovulation will occur between the twentieth and twenty-second day of the cycle. The first day of the cycle is when your rules appear.
You can also observe your ovulatory mucus. During the period of ovulation, it is clear, shooting and translucent to allow the passage of spermatozoa. In the worst case, go to the pharmacy to get an ovulation test. They are more and more reliable.