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#15:“When Ruby Red Goes Wrong: Irregular Periods”


Let’s get it! It’s #WomenWednesday! So, for the past 2 weeks, we learned about Ruby Red. We learned how to track her, how does she works, the cool tips and hacks, and more. But what happens when Ruby Red goes wrong? Let’s understand this first: “Every woman is different -- including her periods. Some happen like clockwork. Others are hit or miss and unpredictable. On average, a woman gets her period every 24 to 38 days. A period usually lasts about 2 to 8 days. Is your period irregular -- and if so, does it need treatment?” (WebMD). It’s really important TO KNOW what a normal menstrual cycle looks like FOR YOU and learning the signs of period problems can help YOU KNOW when something is WRONG.

 

There are MANY reasons and I mean, many reasons why Ruby Red aka your period would get cray-cray (or crazy). It can be due to:

  • PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Endometriosis

  • Stress

  • Losing Weight or Gaining Weight

  • Excessive exercising

  • Diet Changes

  • Thyroid Issues

  • Changing Birth Control Pills or using certain medications

  • Pregnancy

  • Uterine Fibroids

And don’t worry, I will definitely talk about the serious ones in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that. But for now, we’re focusing irregular periods. There a couple of types of irregular periods that we should get familiar with:

  • Amenorrhea

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Menorrhagia


TREATMENT

You probably don’t need treatment for irregular periods unless they bother you or if you need treatment for another condition that’s affecting your menstrual cycle.

  • Changing Birth Control

  • Lifestyle Changes

  • Hormone Therapy

  • Surgery


Resource:

Women's Health: OB-GYN.

WebMD

Office Of Women’s Health


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