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Worried about irregular periods?

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Worried about irregular periods?

Are you worried about the irregularities in your period? Fret not. We have summed up all the causes for the same. All you have to do just give a quick read and make changes accordingly.

Usually, the normal woman’s menstrual cycle is of 28 days but it can also vary from 21 to 35 days too. The main reasons for the irregular periods are the lifestyle, stress, use of birth control pills, endometriosis and others.

Most of the time, experts recommend change in the lifestyle to bring back the irregular periods to normalcy. We totally understand that these issue cause worry, so we have come up with thie piece for you. Read on.

Reasons for irregular periods:

1. Lack of sleep
2. Weight loss
3. Consumption of too much alcohol
4. Stress
5. Eating lot of unhealthy food
6. Not being physically active

Here’s how you can make your periods regular

1. Try to sleep early and rise early. Always try to get adequate sleep. An adult needs 7-8 hours of proper sleep every night
2. Eat wholesome and plant foods. Start eating healthy now to lead a quality and healthy life.
3. Stay away from junk food as much as possible.
4. Also, stop drinking too much alcohol.
5. Physical fitness is very important for many health related issues. Doctors always advise to maintain a good fitness regime every day to stay away from various diseases. Take up walking, jogging, gyming, swimming, yoga or other exercise to stay in shape and also normalise your period cycle.

The bottom line:

Lifestyle changes can lead to a healthy and happy life. Your irregular periods may not be that big trouble. Try the above methods and even if they are irregular. Visit the gynaecologist and get it checked.

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Do you know about Perimenopause?

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Do you know about Perimenopause?

Menopause needs no introduction but ever heard of Perimenopause? If not, do not worry! We have come up with this piece to explain you about it. Read on.

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause refers to the time ‘around menopause’ and it is the transition period before menopause that can last from a couple of months to several years. It may start in one’s 40s but can even start as early as mid 30s.

What exactly happens?

When the body goes through the perimenopause and moves towards menopause, the level of estrogen (a primary female sex hormone) drops all of sudden.

This leads to many changes in the period. Your cycle may be longer / shorter than usual and also the flow can be unusually heavy or light.

Symptoms of Perimenopause:

1. Headaches
2. Muscle aches
3. Sleeping troubles
4. Mood swings
5. Lower sex drive
6. Fatigue
7. Irregular periods
8. Hot flashes

For further information and consultation:

Name: Dr. N. Divya Swetha

MBBS., DGO., DNB

For any queries , kindly email to drtidybiz@gmail.com

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All you need to know about PCOS

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All you need to know about PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is common problem in young women now a days. PCOS is a “syndrome,” or group of symptoms that affects the ovaries and ovulation. Its three main features are:

  • Cysts in the ovaries
  • High levels of male hormones
  • Irregular or skipped periods

PCOS affects up to almost 27 percent of women during their childbearing years.

Causes:

Genetic

Insulin resistance

Thyroid disorders

Increased inflammatory levels

Symptoms:

Menstrual cycle irregularities leading to delayed periods and decreased period blood flow.

Acne

Thick  hair growth

Weight gain

Dark skin patches

Male pattern baldness

MANAGEMENT:

Diet and lifestyle tips to treat PCOS

Management  of PCOS usually starts with lifestyle changes like weight loss, diet, and exercise.

Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help regulate your menstrual cycle and improve PCOS symptoms.

Weight loss can also help to  :

  • improve cholesterol levels
  • lower insulin
  • reduce heart disease and diabetes risk.

When to see a doctor:

  • You’ve missed periods, and you’re not pregnant.
  • You have symptoms of PCOS, such as hair growth on your face and body.
  • You’ve been trying to get pregnant for more than 12 months but haven’t been successful.
  • You have symptoms of diabetes or unexplained weight loss or weight gain.

PCOS is a treatable condition, so stay active and eat right.

For further information and consultation: 

Name: Dr. N. Divya Swetha

MBBS., DGO., DNB

For any queries , kindly email to drtidybiz@gmail.com

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A quick guide to uterine fibroids

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Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. At times, these become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. Also, they cause no symptoms at all in some cases and the growths are typically benign, or noncancerous.

Causes of uterine fibroids:

1. Pregnancy

2. Hormones

3. Family history

4. Non-nutritious food

Who are at risk?

Women with the below mentioned signs are more prone to the risk of uterine fibroids.

1. Pregnancy

2. Heavy weight

3. Age of 30 or older

4. Family history

5. African-American women

Symptoms of fibroids:

1. Heavy bleeding

2. Pain in the pelvis

3. Pain during intercourse

4. Increased urination

5. Increased menstrual cramping

6. Pressure or swelling in the lower abdomen

7. Menstruation that lasts longer than usual

8. Fullness in the lower abdomen

So, if you experience these symptoms, please consult your gynecologist as early as possible and get it treated.

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