Menstruation is the worry that adult women must [menstruation] every [month]. When they come, they will suffer from abdominal pain, but when they don’t come, they will suffer from [headache]-
An unexpected pregnancy?
Is there something wrong with the ovaries and uterus?
Will you be infertile?
If one menstruation does not come, there will be so many troubles, and long-term irregular menstruation is even more annoying.
Is irregular menstruation a disaster caused by thyroid gland?
Thyroid diseases may indeed cause irregular menstruation in women:
- Hyperthyroidism can lead to prolonged or shortened menstrual cycle, reduced menstrual volume and even amenorrhea. Hypothyroidism can lead to prolonged menstrual period and increased menstrual volume.
But not all irregular menstruation is related to thyroid gland.
Many women will find that after their thyroid function returns to normal, menstruation is still irregular, which requires looking for other causes of irregular menstruation.
There are so many reasons for irregular menstruation!
The formation of menstruation is a complicated process, in which the brain, hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovary are all involved. Problems in any link will lead to irregular menstruation.
In addition, abnormalities in other endocrine glands (such as thyroid gland, islet of pancreas and adrenal gland) will also affect the function of hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary and indirectly lead to menstrual disorders.
Menstrual blood is formed after the endometrium falls off and flows out of the body through the vagina. Therefore, if there are problems with the uterus and vagina, it will also lead to abnormal menstruation.
Common causes of irregular menstruation include:
1. Brain, Hypothalamus:
Emotional stress, excessive pressure, mental stimulation, sudden changes in living environment, diet and weight loss, excessive exercise, depression, taking psychotic drugs, etc.
2. Pituitary gland:
Pituitary tumor, Sheehan syndrome caused by postpartum hemorrhage, etc.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian failure, ovarian tumor, etc.
4. Thyroid gland:
Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, etc.
Diabetes, insulin resistance, etc.
Cushing’s syndrome, etc.
Endometriosis, endometrial tuberculosis, etc.
8. Other systemic diseases:
Malnutrition, thrombocytopenia, etc.
Obviously, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism is only one of many causes of irregular menstruation.
Can irregular menstruation grow old quickly?
Irregular menstruation itself has little effect on the body, but the diseases hidden behind irregular menstruation may bring countless troubles to life.
1. Grow old fast:
This is the top concern of female friends.
Unfortunately, premature ovarian failure, ovarian tumors, Sheehan syndrome, etc. will all cause rapid reduction of estrogen, which will lead to rapid aging.
Having healthy and lovely babies is the wish of most women.
However, excessive mental stress, pituitary tumor, Sheehan syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, endometriosis and other diseases may cause infertility.
Some are due to affecting ovarian ovulation, some are due to hindering egg fertilization, and some are due to inducing abortion…
What about irregular menstruation?
What should I do if my menstruation is irregular?
STEP 1 Find out the cause of the disease
Only by finding the cause of the disease can we prescribe the right medicine.
Generally, it is necessary to look at endocrinology department and obstetrics and gynecology department for gynecological physical examination, blood test of endocrine hormones (thyroid function is also included), gynecological color Doppler ultrasound, etc.
It is worth mentioning that if there is vaginal bleeding after pregnancy, it will also cause the illusion of [irregular menstruation], so you must remember to check whether you are pregnant.
2. Active treatment
For example, irregular menstruation caused by hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism will return to normal as long as the nail function is controlled to the normal range by taking medicine.
Some thyroid patients suspect that drugs for hyperthyroidism (methimazole, propylthiouracil) or hypothyroidism (levothyroxine) will affect menstruation, which is totally unnecessary to worry about.
If there is still irregular menstruation after the nail function returns to normal, it is not caused by side effects of drugs, and other reasons should be actively sought.
3. Reasonable diet, quitting smoking and drinking
In many cases, irregular menstruation is caused by bad lifestyle, not disease.
Depression, irregular work and rest, too much work pressure, overwork in housework, malnutrition caused by diet and weight loss, underweight, overweight caused by overeating, smoking and drinking, long-term high-intensity exercise, etc., will all lead to irregular menstruation.
If we can make up our minds to get rid of these bad living habits, not only will menstruation return to normal, but also other functions of the body will be significantly improved.