Pre Menstrual Syndrome

Pre Menstrual Syndrome

Most women have about between 11 – 13 menstruations each year. It could be more or less, it depends. The menstrual cycle is often irregular during the first few years after the start of menstruation. The hormones that control menstruation may take several years in order to reach balance. Menstruation may also be very irregular at the other end of life, as many women approaching menopause have periods that are different from normal and clearly irregular, and final menopause occurs when the period does not come for a period of 12 consecutive months.

Some women suffer during their menstrual periods from painful symptoms. Thus about 84% of women suffer from some distress, fatigue or pain during the menstrual period. However, for most women, pain is a normal part of menstruation as a result of the release of substances called prostaglandins that cause painful contractions in the uterus. The pain occurs due to the contractions of the uterine muscles to expel the leftovers of the inner membrane of the uterus to the outside.

Causes of a delay in menstruation

A missed period can result from a variety of conditions, namely:

  • Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period.
  • Temporary interruptions in the menstrual cycle can occur due to a severe diet (diet) with severe weight loss.
  • Women with anorexia nervosa will stop their menstruation completely.
  • Malnutrition leads to a reduction and lack of oestrogen secretion and thus the ovulation process stops.
  • Engaging in extreme sports.
  • Extreme tension.
  • The use of some drugs, such as corticosteroids, that disrupt the balance of hormones that control menstruation, leading to an absence of menstruation and impede fertility.
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Breastfeeding – Some women, when they breastfeed their babies, may stop having their menstrual cycle.
  • Obesity
  • Heavy smoking.
  • Cysts on the ovaries that contain pus as a result of infection with a germ.

How to speed ​​up the cycle

There is no accurate scientific research on this topic, but there are many popular methods that have proven useful for most women, including:


Staying active and exercising lightly with a steady system helps control the cycle greatly. These exercises make cramps less painful. This may even help to shorten the duration of the menstrual cycle.

Use of birth control pills and hormonal supplements

Many believe that hormonal supplements and birth control pills are only effective to prevent pregnancy. However, you can take these pills or supplements regularly to shorten the menstrual cycle. Some hormonal birth control pills can even make the lining of the womb easier to extract faster. Thus, speeding up menstruation, however, this option should be discussed with the doctor.

Taking vitamin C

Taking large doses of vitamin C reduces the amount of the hormone progesterone in the uterus, which in turn will help the walls of the uterus eliminate faster. This will help end the menstrual period faster, and you must make sure to drink plenty of water while taking vitamin C. You should consult your doctor about the possibility of taking large doses of vitamin C.

Drinking herbal drinks

It is an effective way to make the menstrual cycle end faster by drinking specific herbs used to stimulate menstruation. They are effective because they stimulate the reproductive system and improve blood flow in it as well. Red berries are the mildest herbs used to induce menstruation, and the strongest herbs include mint, juniper berries, asafetida, angelica, black cohosh, and worm worm. However, you should consult a doctor because these herbs can affect hormonal levels and create some other side effects.

Eat some foods

Eat pumpkin, papaya, peaches, apricots, carrots, spinach, and foods rich in carotene. This is because it plays a role in shortening the duration of the menstrual cycle. Dissolve half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoon of jaggery powder in a glass of water and drink twice a day for two weeks. Do this before the date of the menstrual period, as turmeric and jaggery can increase the body temperature and make the menstrual cycle end faster.

Limit the intake of salty food

 Excess sodium will lead to fluid retention, it can make bloating worse.

Increase blood flow in the womb

Here are some tips that will help increase the flow in the uterine areas to end the cycle more quickly:

  • Placing a heating pad on the lower abdomen to relieve menstrual cramping and dilate blood vessels in that area, which in turn will help make more blood flow.
  • Massaging the uterus to relieve cramps, this will help the lining of the uterus shed quickly.
  • A hot bath and soaking in hot water are a great way to increase body temperature and relax the abdominal muscles.

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