Irregular Menstruation

Irregular Menstruation Cycle Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

Every woman is different – including her periods. A period usually lasts about 2 to 8 days. You may have irregular periods if: The time between each period starts to change You lose more or less blood during a period than usual The number of days that your period lasts varies a lot.

The end of the menstrual cycle is referred to as menstruation. A complete diagnosis is made when a woman does not receive menstruation in a period of one year. It is normal since it marks the end of childbearing age.

Signs and Symptoms

In the months or years leading up to menopause, you may encounter the following signs and symptoms:

  • Hot flushes
  • Irregular periods
  • Dryness of the vagina due to estrogen reduces
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep issues
  • Reduced metabolism
  • Gaining weight
  • Thin hair
  • Dry skin
  • Breast fullness loss

These signs and symptoms are usually enough to tell most women that they’ve started the menopausal transition.

Seek an immediate treatment for irregular menstruation cycle if you experience the above symptoms.

Causes of Irregular Menstruation

Normal menopause: it is attributed to the decline of hormones as one age. Towards the 30s and 40s the progesterone and estrogen production is reduced significantly. The aging of the ovaries I the main cause of the reduced hormone production. Estrogen and progesterone control the menstrual cycle, a reduction of both the hormones slowly brings menopause to a start. Menstrual fluid either lightens, becomes heavier or the interval between 2 menstrual cycles is increased. Most women attain menopause at the age of 51.

Hysterectomy: there are different types of hysterectomy. Bilateral oophorectomy and a total hysterectomy is accompanied by menstrual symptoms such as hot flushes because there is an absence of the ovaries. On the other hand, a hysterectomy that does not involve the ovaries does not lead to menopause.

Radiation and chemotherapy: cancer therapies often induce menopause, but the fertility can be restored in some cases.

Primary ovarian insufficiency: ovarian insufficiency leads to menopause for younger women. Conditions that can lead to ovarian insufficiency include autoimmune conditions and genetic factors.

What You Can Do

Menstruation is inevitable hence the need to manage the symptoms.

Cooling hot flushes: layer up the dressing and carry cold water to cool the hot flushes. Hot flushes are triggered hence the need to control the triggers. Triggers include coffee, stress, hot weather, spicy foods and a warm room.

Reducing vaginal discomfort: Using lubricants when having sexual intercourse reduces the irritation. Having more sex increases vaginal blood flow.

Sleep enough: Sleep ensures one rests and can tackle the symptoms.

Relaxation techniques: Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing techniques, reading books and yoga

Pelvic floor strengthening Kegel exercises to ensure the floor of the pelvis is strong and urinary incontinence is averted.

Take a balanced diet.

Stop smoking or do not smoke smoking increases the aging process.

What We Can Do

The irregular menstruation cycle treatment at our clinic in Dubai includes:

  • Hormone therapy. Low doses of estrogen are effective in treating hot flashes.
  • Vaginal estrogen. Some estrogen can be inserted into the vagina directly hence increasing lubrication during sexual intercourse and helps in controlling urinary continence.
  • Anti-depressants dosage in low doses. The selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors help in reducing hot flushes that accompany menstruation.
  • It is a drug used to treat seizures but helps in treating hot flushes. It is effective for clients who cannot be put under estrogen therapy.
  • Clonidine patches helps with the hot flushes.
  • Drugs to reduce the chances of developing osteoporosis. The medications help reduce bone loss and increasing fracture risks.

 Before deciding on any form of treatment for irregular menstruation cycle, talk with your specialist about your alternatives and the risks and benefits involved with each.

At SHAMMA Clinic, our expert gynecologist specialize in treating various women’s health issues including irregular menstrual cycle, abnormal menstrual period and much more. Book an appointment or visit us at our clinic in Jumeirah, Dubai today!

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