Ladies: are painful and irregular periods preventing you from living your best life?
The length of the menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman, but the average is to have periods every 28 days. Regular cycles that are longer or shorter than this, from 21 to 30 days, are normal — it's different from person to person. The number of days in your cycle may also vary from month to month. When you get your period, it's normal to bleed anywhere from 2 to 7 days.
Examples of menstrual problems include:
- Periods that occur less than 21 days or more than 30 days apart
- Missing one or two periods in a row
- Menstrual flow that is much heavier or lighter than usual
- Periods that last longer than seven days
- Periods that are accompanied by pain, cramping, nausea or vomiting
- Bleeding or spotting that happens between periods, after menopause or following sex
Examples of abnormal menstruation include the following:
Amenorrhea is a condition in which a woman’s periods have stopped completely. The absence of a period for 90 days or more is considered abnormal unless a woman is pregnant, breastfeeding, or going through menopause (which generally occurs for women between ages 45 and 55). Young women who haven't started menstruating by age 15 or 16 or within three years after their breasts begin to develop are also considered to have amenorrhea.
Oligomenorrhea refers to periods that occur infrequently.
Dysmenorrhea refers to painful periods and severe menstrual cramps. Some discomfort during the cycle is normal for most women.
Abnormal uterine bleeding may apply to a variety of menstrual irregularities, including: a heavier menstrual flow; a period that lasts longer than seven days; or bleeding or spotting between periods, after sex, or after menopause.
What causes abnormal menstruation (periods)?
There are many causes of abnormal periods, ranging from stress to more serious underlying medical conditions:
- Stress and lifestyle factors. Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight, dieting, changes in exercise routines, travel, illness, or other disruptions in a woman's daily routine can have an impact on her menstrual cycle.
- Birth control pills. Most birth control pills contain a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin (some contain progestin alone). The pills prevent pregnancy by keeping the ovaries from releasing eggs. Going on or off birth control pills can affect menstruation. The pill is
generally considered to be a safe, effective way for most women to prevent pregnancy. But as with all medications, it does come with some side effects and risks, including one that you might not know about: Certain types of birth control pills increase a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot by two to four times. Young women are most likely to have a birth control related blood clot when they're just recently started taking it. Women who are obese or over the age of 40 are at an elevated risk of blot clots.
- Uterine polyps or fibroids. Uterine polyps are small benign (noncancerous) growths in the lining of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are tumors that attach to the wall of the uterus.
- Endometriosis. The endometrial tissue that lines the uterus breaks down every month and is discharged with the menstrual flow. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue starts to grow outside the uterus.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection that affects the female reproductive system. Bacteria may enter the vagina via sexual contact and then spread to the uterus and upper genital tract.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries make large amounts of androgens, which are male hormones. Small fluid-filled sacs (cysts) may form in the ovaries. These can often been seen on an ultrasound. The hormonal changes can prevent eggs from maturing, and so ovulation may not take place consistently. Sometimes a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome will have irregular periods or stop menstruating completely. In addition, the condition is associated with obesity, infertility and hirsutism (excessive hair growth and acne).
- Premature ovarian insufficiency. This condition occurs in women under age 40 whose ovaries do not function normally. The menstrual cycle stops, similar to menopause. This can occur in patients who are being treated for cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, or if you have a family history of premature ovarian insufficiency or certain chromosomal abnormalities. If this condition occurs, see your physician.
So, how can Perfectly Healthy Help?
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Perfectly Healthy's Female Fertility Tonic is a natural ovulation & fertility booster for easy conception, and will help to keep your periods regular.
Formulated as a herbal fertility tonic, our Fertility Tonic contains herbs that are well-known for their ability to promote health and balance in the female reproductive system.
How Fertility Tonic can help:
- Is a natural hormone regulator and will help keep your periods regular
- Promotes healthy and regular ovulation
- Corrects hormone imbalances underlying infertility
- Strengthens and tones fallopian tubes & promotes ovarian health
- Supports healthy uterine functioning
- Regulates menstrual cycle
- Boosts libido and sexual pleasure
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Perfectly Healthy's Female Fibroid and Cyst Tonic naturally shrinks & removes fibroids & cysts to restore female reproductive & general health. It will help prevent uterine polyps, fibroids and cysts which can lead to polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis, and help relieve painful menstrual cramps.
There are very few woman over the age of 30 who do not have at least 1 fibroid or cyst, and many women live in constant discomfort and pain or even live without the ability to get pregnant due to fibroids and cysts. That is why we have developed this remedy, and it contains ingredients that are naturally used to shrink and remove fibroids & cysts, and restore optimal female reproductive health.
How Fibroid and Cyst Tonic can help:
- Treatment for all types of ovarian fibroids: Subserosal fibroids, Intramural fibroids, Submucosal fibroids.
- Treatment for all types of cysts: follicle cysts, Corpus luteum cysts
- Dermoids, Endometriomas, Cystadenomas
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Perfectly Healthy's Proteolytic Enzymes are specially formulated systemic enzymes to support the body's enzymatic processes, which will help prevent blood clots. This is particularly important for women who are on the birth control pill, as explained above.
How can Proteolytic Enzymes help?
- Control Inflammation and Optimize Blood Flow
- Help prevent blood clots, particularly in women who are on the birth control pill
- Help Prevent Atherosclerosis and Diabetic Heart Disease
- Can Reduce Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Clean Up Your Immune System
- Help Fight Cancer
- Provide Anti-inflammatory Properties (Especially in the Colon)
- Break-down scar tissue
- Break down non-living / foreign proteins and tissue
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