Have you been missing periods? Are you on the pill? Maybe you were on the birth control pill but haven’t yet had a period since you stopped taking it. And here’s to why we should know about the importance of restoring regular periods.

Why just having a fake, drug-induced bleed on the pill isn’t good enough? How having a regular period is a vital indicator of your health? It is because a regular period is also a good sign that you ovulate. Learn more how a Ballarat naturopathy works with your period health naturally.

Ovulation and Your Health

You want to ovulate; ovulation is how you make the hormones you need to help support your health.

A healthy ovulatory cycle is both an indicator and creator of good health. Here are a few things impacted by this cycle:

  • Mood: estrogen and progesterone help balance your mood. Estradiol lifts your mood by boosting serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine. Progesterone calms you down, acting in a similar manner to GABA in your brain.
  • Metabolism (and weight): Estradiol helps with insulin sensitivity, helping to prevent insulin resistance. Progesterone increases the rate of your metabolism by enhancing the production of thyroid hormone.
  • Healthy hair: estrogen and progesterone both support healthy hair growth. Irregular periods, with their associated low levels of these hormones, can lead to hair loss. The pill can also cause hair loss.
  • Healthy bones: both estrogen and progesterone are essential for your bone health. There is a slow increased risk of osteoporosis if you have no periods for over three months. It isn’t clear if the pill provides protection for your bones.

How Regular Your Period Cycle Should Be?

There is no need for you to have a perfect 28-day cycle. Every woman has a different body and different bodies have different cycles. So, it’s okay to not have a perfect 28-day on your period cycle.

Counting from the first day of heavy bleeding, your cycle should be somewhere within the range of 21 to 35 days. To confirm that you are ovulating during your cycle, you can track your temperature.

Now that you learned about the importance of restoring regular periods, and want to see for professional help, our Ballarat naturopaths are always willing to help. Check them here now.

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