Getting a period every month can seem cumbersome, especially when you have special events lined up. But when you get it, you know your body is working the way it should.When you know your ‘date’, you can plan around it. Not just that, you can be ready for it. But that is not the case with all women. Some women have irregular periods and that can be a headache!
According to experts, the perfect menstruation cycle is 28 days long. Several women get their periods exactly on the 29th day. But it is not uncommon to have periods that are 25 to 35 days long. But is having irregular periods normal? Yes, this too is considered healthy.
If your menses cycle falls in this median, your periods will be considered normal or regular. But if you get your periods in 21 days or before, or if it lasts 8+ days, you have irregular periods. Late, early, or missed periods are also considered irregular.
Causes Of Irregular Periods:
What causes some women’s body to behave so erratically? There are a number of reasons why you may have irregular periods.
1. Excessive Working Out Or Dieting:
Yes, you want to be healthy and shed some weight. But if you push your body beyond its capacity, it can revolt. Exercising too much can cause your periods to become erratic or even stop. Extreme dieting has the same affect on the body. If you had a bout of illness recently, that may be the cause behind irregular periods too.