Getting periods late once in a blue moon is somewhat common. However, when it starts getting delayed frequently, it could be a signal of a deeper hormonal problem. Irregular periods such as abnormally long or short cycles, no fixed dates, continually missed periods, and more can stem from an underlying health problem. Typically, periods are considered healthy if they fall from anywhere between 28 to 35 days. If a person has cycles longer than 38 days, it is considered irregular periods by doctors and calls for an irregular period treatment in Malaysia.
But what exactly is the cause behind irregular or missed periods?
Let us take a look at some of the potential reasons which might be tempering with your body’s natural clock.
If you have had unprotected intercourse recently and have missed your period, it could be because of a possible pregnancy. Pregnancy causes spotting or no periods at all instead of the natural cycle in a person. Along with missed periods, there are other signs and symptoms which also signal a pregnancy such as:
- Morning sickness
- smell sensitivity
- tender breasts
If you experience any or all of these, it is best to take an over-the-counter pregnancy test and if it comes out positive, consult a professional for the next steps.
A breastfeeding female’s body produces the Prolactin hormone, which plays a prominent role in the production of breastmilk. However, this hormone is known to suppress ovulation in those mothers who frequently breastfeed their newborns during the first few months. The hormone stops them from getting periods during those months. As soon as the person stops breastfeeding or starts doing it less frequently, periods return shortly afterward.
Stress often causes disruptions in the menstrual cycle and is one of the leading causes of missed or delayed periods. A study conducted by scientists during COVID-19 also revealed similar results. A total of 210 women participated in the study, and out of them, 54% reported changes in their cycle during the initial period of the pandemic. Women with high levels of stress were getting longer and heavier periods. A stressed person releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which interfere with the sex hormones regulating menstruation.
Hormonal birth control
The hormonal birth control pills suppress ovulation to stop fertilizing from happening. This is due to the presence of hormones such as estrogen and progestin in them which keep ovaries from releasing eggs. Menstruation can get affected by going on or off birth control. Even after discontinuing birth control pills, women experience irregular or missed periods for up to six months.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS commonly causes delayed and irregular periods. PCOS happens due to the growth of cysts in the ovaries. Additionally, people suffering from PCOS also have high levels of androgens, more commonly known as the male sex hormones. Androgens affect ovulation leading to frequent delays in periods. And when the periods do arrive, they are heavy and painful. Along with periods, people suffering from PCOS have excess facial or body hair and acne-prone skin. They also gain weight easily.
What can be done?
There are many treatments available for regulating your periods, but all of them use synthetic chemicals and could be harmful in the long run. That is why Functio Healing has taken it upon itself to help you reclaim your health and do an effective heavy period treatment in Malaysia with the help of hormone therapy. Based on your symptoms and problems, you will be thoroughly evaluated through a series of tests and you will be given a personalized treatment tailor-made to suit your necessities. Get started now and get your health and energy back.