Nutrition in amenorrhea

The medical term for irregular menstruation is amenorrhea . Scientists define this as a regular cycle, occurring every 21 to 35 days. The first day of the menstrual cycle is considered the first day of bleeding. The reason for fluctuations or the absence of a regular menses can be very different, but they are usually hormonally determined.

The most common causes of cycle disturbances are stress and tension, abuse of caffeinated drinks, smoking, eating disorders, thyroid problems.

Treatment of amenorrhea is possible when, in the first place, you find the exact causes of the cycle disturbance and then eliminate them. Eating certain foods can help support healing and protect against hormonal fluctuations.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Add an extra portion of fatty fish such as mackerel or tuna to your diet. Fish oils are antioxidants that have the ability to fight harmful free radicals in the body. They also increase levels of dopamine (the feel-good hormone) in the brain. Some doctors are concerned that excessive consumption of such fish may be harmful to your health, as these types of fish tend to accumulate mercury. A good alternative is to take omega-3 fatty acids in the form of dietary supplements.

Proteins

This doesn’t mean go all out on pork chops . Emphasize chicken, cottage cheese, some types of raw nuts. Protein balances hormone levels in the body, leading to a regular menstrual cycle and improved fertility. Vegetable proteins are particularly useful for the body . Vary your diet with walnuts, almonds, hummus and edamame (a type of green bean).

Vitamin D

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The main way to obtain vitamin D in humans is through its synthesis in the skin. For this you need full fat dairy products, egg yolks, cow butter, mushrooms, salmon and lots of sunshine. Get maximum exposure to sunlight, especially in the middle of winter. If you take protective measures to protect your skin from burning, there is no good reason to view the sun’s rays as an enemy. Vitamin D is known to improve the interaction between cells, thereby stabilizing hormones.

Unrefined foods

There are almost no white-colored foods in nature. The white foods we put on our tables today are highly processed and really, really unhealthy. If you want to regulate menstruation , it is important to exclude refined products from your diet, because they affect the production of insulin in the body, and excess insulin suppresses the synthesis of progesterone. Avoid consumption of white sugar, white flour, pasta, white rice, white bread. Eat whole grains. Do not overdo your fiber intake, as this can lead to low estrogen levels.

Black chocolate

Flavonoids , which are contained in dark chocolate, have an effect similar to estrogens. Flavonoids improve blood circulation, microcirculation in the ovaries and endocrine glands, stimulate the release of dopamine and prevent platelet aggregation. Stick to chocolate with the highest possible percentage of cocoa, at least over 70%.

Cacao is rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, phenylethylamine (a mild natural antidepressant), starch, endorphins and many other extremely useful substances. The consumption of dark chocolate, respectively cocoa, leads to an increase in serotonin levels in the brain, which has a positive effect on depression and premenstrual syndrome.

The flavonols in chocolate prevent blood clotting, which is an alternative for people who for one reason or another cannot take aspirin. The magnesium content in dark chocolate helps to increase progesterone levels immediately before a period, thus mitigating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Therefore, don’t skimp on something delicious like cocoa biscuits or homemade chocolate , which will help you fight amonorrhea .

 

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