In a woman’s body, numerous hormonal changes take place, right from the beginning of her menstruation till the time she attains menopause. These hormonal imbalances lead to physical and emotional changes. Irregular periods and mood swings are among the most common ones experienced by women.
In majority of women, mood swings usually arise due to irregularities in monthly bleeding. Heavy bleeding or missed periods both can increase levels of stress hormone – cortisol, signaling the hypothalamus, a portion of the brain, to stop producing female reproductive hormones further aggravating menstrual irregularities. Therefore, stress and menstrual irregularities form a “vicious” cycle.
Here are the remedies for irregular periods. Follow these simple and easy methods to break the vicious cycle and regularize menses:
1. Watch Your Diet!
Irregular periods may result from lack of proper nutrition or diets rich in carbohydrates and fats. On the other hand, a diet too low in fat can also throw your menstrual cycle out of whack. Lack of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat and essential nutrients that can be found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and nuts such as walnuts can contribute to irregular periods.
To regain menstrual regularity, reduce the amount of simple carbohydrates, found in baked foods and sodas and increase the amount of food containing complex carbs such as oatmeal, lentils and soy milk. Choose fish and poultry over meat that is rich in fat. Increase intake of micronutrients such as calcium and magnesium. Increased fruit, vegetable and water consumption can also regulate the menstrual cycle.
Communication is the best to express your feelings to your friends and family rather letting your relationships suffer. They are the ones who fall a prey to your untimely mood swings. Talk to them and explain your symptoms, try to refrain from taking out your frustration on them and thank them for understanding and supporting you.
3. Cheer up!
Do what you love the most, the activities that provide you extreme pleasure. It can either be reading, exercising, listening to music, brisk walk, catching up with a friend, attending parties, etc. Be positive and happy. This will help you get rid of mood swings and provide a distraction from painful, irregular periods.
4. Increase intake of phytoestrogens
Phytoestrogens are plant compounds that mimic the activity of estrogen in the body. This means that consuming phytoestrogens such as tofu, soymilk, nuts, and seeds – will help increase estrogen levels. Phytoestrogens treat hormonal imbalances, the primarily cause for irregular periods and mood swings.
Try herbal supplements containing phytoestrogens. M2-TONE formulated by Charak Pharma contains potent phytoestrogens such as Ashoka, Lodhra and Shatavari that balance hormones and regularize periods. Simultaneously, M2-TONE maintains nutritional balance and improves uterine health.
M2-TONE also restores emotional balance by relieving anxiety and tension with its mild calming and relaxing herbs like Ashwgandha, Jatamansi, and Deodaru.
Follow these simple and sure-shot tips to get rid of menstrual irregularities and unwanted mood swings.