Menstrual irregularities or their symptoms, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, can be caused by a wide variety of abnormal conditions, including pregnancy, hormonal imbalances or changes, infection (sexually transmitted diseases and other infections), malignancy (cervical, uterine or vaginal cancer), trauma, and certain medications. Treatment of menstrual irregularities varies and is tailored to the individual case, the underlying cause, the severity of symptoms, and the presence of any complications.
The menstrual cycle is a complex interaction between the reproductive system and the endocrine (hormone-producing glands) system. This interaction is dedicated to the maintenance of the productive function and an appropriate hormonal balance in women. Menstrual irregularity is a symptom of a problem lurking somewhere in the two systems (reproductive and endocrine). Thyroid disorders can affect the menstrual cycle resulting in different types of irregularities.
During the menopause transition, irregular periods are almost always due to hormonal shifts, which occur naturally during that time. One option that can help regulate hormone levels is using bio-identical hormones, and supplements. Combining this treatment with lifestyle approaches, such as more exercise and relaxation time, will provide the best results.
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