Irregular periods are a major issue among women, which affects not only their physical health but also their emotional and mental health. A period is a natural biological process a woman experiences every month. Irregular periods can affect a woman’s reproductive health and create other health problems too.
Though irregular periods are common, it’s better to visit your physician and know the cause. If there's a major problem, you can ask for the best treatment. 

How to Know Your Periods Are Irregular?

Your normal menstrual cycle is 28 days; it can be more or less than this for different women. If your period cycle is less than 21 days or more than 35 days, it means that you have irregular periods
The chances of irregular periods are higher when you just hit puberty or are nearing menopause. You can keep track of your periods to check if they are irregular. Starting from the first day of your menstrual cycle to the last day of your menstrual cycle (the first day of your next period cycle).

Causes of Irregular Periods

•    Puberty: This is when you begin to have a period, and this starting phase can be a bit irregular.
•    Use of Contraceptives: If you're taking hormonal contraceptives like contraceptive injections, progesterone-only pills, or IUS (Intrauterine System).
•    Pregnancy: Being pregnant can halt your menstrual cycle.
•    Weight Imbalance: Excess or very little weight can result in irregular periods.
•    Stress & Anxiety: If you have high stress and continuous anxiety, it could make your periods irregular.
•    Rigorous Exercise: Too much exercise and lifting heavy weights can lead to irregular periods.
A woman may also experience irregular periods if she is suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) or an underactive thyroid gland.

A Solution To Irregular Periods
•    Lifestyle adjustments: A woman's health is very crucial. Making some lifestyle adjustments like regular exercise, a healthy diet, and some stress-reducing techniques can help. 
•    Hormone Therapy: Your doctor may suggest you take birth control pills, an IUD (intrauterine device), a vaginal ring, or an injection for hormonal balance and to regulate your periods. 
•    Antibiotics: If you have irregular periods due to infections, antibiotics could be of great help.
•    Tranexamic Acid: If you are suffering from heavy bleeding, you can take this medication to control the bleeding, but only if your doctor recommends it. 


We have offered you an insight into irregular periods and how it can affect a woman’s health. It would be beneficial to find the cause early and start the treatment as soon as possible, as the irregularity of periods can affect your overall health.