What Should We Eat to Get Periods Early?

Medically Reviewed on 1/20/2023
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Here are the 20 foods that may help make your period come faster.

Menstruation is an important part of a woman’s reproductive life. Certain foods have “heat-generating” properties that may help speed up a woman’s menstrual cycle to get their period early.

The 20 foods that may help make your period come faster include:

  1. Papayas
  2. Buttermilk
  3. Curd
  4. Rice
  5. Bananas
  6. Pineapples
  7. Peaches
  8. Pomegranate juice
  9. Dates
  10. Sugarcane juice
  11. Parsley leaves
  12. Gram lentils
  13. Carrots
  14. Spinach
  15. Carom seeds/bishop’s weed or fenugreek seeds
  16. Sesame seeds with hot water two times daily
  17. One tablespoon of ginger juice mixed with two to three tablespoons of jaggery
  18. Half a spoon of turmeric powder with hot water to be consumed two times a day
  19. Vitamin C foods such as oranges, kiwis, and lemons
  20. Coffee

Eating carotene-rich foods, taking hot water baths, vigorous physical exercise, and relaxing techniques (such as acupuncture and acupressure) may aid in the advancement of your periods.

7 ways to stop prolonged periods naturally

The 7 ways to stop prolonged periods naturally include:

  1. Choose foods high in iron or potassium, such as lentils, raisins, or bananas.
  2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water.
  3. Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is one of the most effective remedies for menstrual cramps. It can stop blood flow, whether it's a nosebleed, postpartum hemorrhage, or menstrual flow regulator. Use a heaping teaspoon of shepherd's purse per cup of near-boiling water, and consume three to four cups per day.
  4. Take one cup of water and boil it with coriander seeds and cinnamon till it is reduced to half a cup. Add some rock sugar, and drink this concoction two times a day.
  5. A strand of saffron combined with one teaspoon of honey can be used as a quick remedy.
  6. Make a paste of tamarind, honey, and water in a blender and drink it. Tamarind's antioxidants lower cholesterol levels and control heavy bleeding.
  7. When mixed with milk or water, mustard seed powder (high in omega-3 fatty acids) aids in regulating estrogen levels and keeping hormonal imbalance in check, which regulates menstrual flow.

Hormonal fluctuations are the most common cause of heavy periods (menorrhagia), which are periods of prolonged or excessive menstrual bleeding that can be painful at times. They can affect your quality of life and be a sign of an underlying medical condition that is usually treatable. Thus, it is advisable to consult your doctor for the treatment of heavy menstrual periods.


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Is it okay to skip my period with a pill? 3 Benefits

According to studies, there are no additional risks associated with using a pill to suppress menstrual periods (beyond the health risks already linked to hormonal pills or devices).

In a national survey conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, nearly 100 percent of female obstetricians-gynecologists said menstrual suppression was safe for their patients. However, no long-term studies have been conducted to investigate the safety of repeatedly skipping the period. Medical consequences can take longer to emerge and/or require a larger population sample size.

Three benefits of skipping periods with the pill include:

  1. Taking hormonal contraception for period suppression regularly may alleviate menstrual symptoms such as pelvic pain, headache, breast tenderness, and bloating.
  2. Women with endometriosis may benefit from continuous hormonal birth control or a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device to alleviate severe menstrual cramps and pelvic pain, according to research.
  3. Fewer periods may benefit women who are affected by monthly blood loss such as those suffering from anemia or bleeding disorders.

The main disadvantage of having no menstrual cycle is an increase in unpredictable breakthrough bleeding (unpredictable mid-cycle bleeding).

Studies have reported that if you stop using hormonal birth control, your natural menstrual cycle and fertility will usually return to normal after one month, regardless of how long you went without your period.

Medically Reviewed on 1/20/2023
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How to Get Periods Immediately In One Day? https://www.scoopify.org/how-to-get-periods-immediately-in-one-day/

TAMING THE CYCLE: HOW DOES THE PILL WORK? https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2008/issue40/

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: Symptoms and Treatment: https://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-symptoms-and-treatment