Irregular menstrual cycles: Causes and treatment
Surprise! It’s an unexpected period! Or it’s an exhausting, heavy period. How about the longer-than-expected period that has no respect for your carefully timed beach weekend.
Dealing with a regular, healthy menstrual cycle is enough of a chore without having your system go haywire, disrupting your daily life and plans.
Fortunately, many of the common causes behind an irregular menstrual cycle can be easily and successfully diagnosed and treated. Stop letting an irregular period control your life.
An irregular menstrual cycle is one that falls outside of “regular” ranges for an unexpected reason. Periods that are too long, too heavy, or occur at too frequent or infrequent intervals can indicate reproductive health issues, including a hormonal imbalance. Besides being a huge inconvenience, ongoing irregular menstrual cycles can also impact short- and long-term health.