When a young girl starts her periods, this can become a difficult time for her. There are some common problems that can occur, and some may go on for many years. They can be irregular, very heavy, painful, and also acne can start and in some cases be very bad. This can be very distressing for girls.


Irregular Periods.


Hormones are involved in the menstrual cycle, and they can be complicated. The hormones come from the brain, and they then must talk to the ovaries, which in turn talk to the uterus. This then causes a period in a girl. When this process starts periods can be irregular and this can become an issue when girls do not know when the next one will be. This should rectify itself after around 18months but in some cases it does not. The hormones do not regulate properly.

  1. Take regular exercise. If you do excessive exercise this can also be a problem so, try cutting back a bit.
  2. Make sure you are eating a good, varied diet. Also try and maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Foods to include are ginger, papaya, pineapple, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley.
  4. Make sure you are getting enough vitamin D a supplement in winter may be helpful.


Heavy Periods.


Some women suffer very heavy periods every month. This can be very distressing and cause anaemia.

Your periods are classed as very heavy if you need to change your sanitary protection during the night. You need to change your sanitary protect hourly in the daytime.

Restricting your activities due the bleeding.

Bleeding lasting longer than a week.

Passing large blood clots.

In severe cases you should visit your GP who can organise a blood test for you. They can then prescribe an iron tablet id needed.


Natural Help for Heavy Periods


  1. Make sure you are getting enough vitamin C your body needs this to absorb iron.
  2. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables.
  3. Vitamin A foods containing this vitamin are leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli. Carrots, squash and sweet potato, milk, fish oils, tomatoes, red bell pepper, melon, and mango.
  4. Vitamin B foods are poultry, eggs, diary products, leafy green, fortified breakfast cereal and meat especially liver.
  5.  make sure you stay hydrated as you will be losing fluid.




Just before a period start the hormone oestrogen and progesterone levels will drop. In some cases, this causes the sebaceous glands to secrete more sebum. This is an oily substance and lubricates the skin. When there is an excess of this it results in clogged pores, this causes blackheads and breakouts in the skin. Your hormones can also cause skin inflammation this causes the production of acene causing bacteria.


Natural help for Acne


  1. How to help is to have a daily skin routine using a good cleanser. Make sure you use a non-perfumed cleanser for sensitive skin.
  2. Zinc is important and foods containing this are oysters, beans, nuts, whole grains, red meat and poultry.
  3. Green tea drinking this can help as it contains anti oxidantsand will help to protect the skin.
  4. Vitamin A these foods were discussed above and taken along with Zinc will be very beneficial.
  5. Lastly stay hydrated this is very important for you skin.


Homeopathic Remedies to Help.


Ferrum Met is a good remedy for very heavy periods especially good if you feel weak and are pale.

Belladonna this is for women who have a rush of heat, symptoms are intense and come on suddenly.

Crocus sativus this is a good remedywhen there are clots and it is a very dark colour.

CalcareaSuplph this is good for teenage acne. Acne with pus filled pimples.

Silica this is good for acne that itches and burns, pale waxy skin.

Calendula calendula cream can help to heal and is good to put on the skin.

Pulsatilla For irregular periods this can help women particularly if you are tearful and feel anxious or nervous.

Lachasisthis is good for women where the flow is irregular and heavy when the flow starts there is a sense of relief. These women do not like restrictive clothing around their neck. They are talkative women.

Lycopodium This remedy is excellent for delayed periods that when they come are heavy and last for days. These women have a strong desire for sweet foods have a ravenous appetite and feel bloated.

I hope you have found this helpful and informative.

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