Are you stressed because you are getting scanty periods for few months? Do you think you are using fewer pads than before while menstruating? If it is so, you might need to change your diet and lifestyle habits.
Many women suffering from hormonal issues or other medical conditions can get fewer periods.

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Menstrual bleeding varies from woman to woman. Most of the woman usually gets their periods between 21 to 35 days. In some women, menstruation could end up in 2-3 days, and in others, it could go for 5 to 7 days. But, a sudden change in the flow can be an alarming sign for you. So, it is essential to rule out the cause behind scanty periods.

The main symptom of the scanty period is bleeding for less than two days, spotting, using fewer pads compared to previous cycles.

Scanty periods can occur due to various reasons. Few among them are stress, aging, overweight, hormonal imbalance, etc. When you get light periods for more than three months, you need to consult your gynecologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. However, you can follow the below-given diet & lifestyle tips that will help to maintain your health and manage your condition.

1. Manage your stress

Stress has adverse effects on our physical and psychological health. The long-term habit of taking unnecessary stress could lead to various life-threatening diseases. Disturbance in menstrual flow could be the result of excessive stressful life.

Take out the time of your life and try to calm yourself down every day before going out in the world. For this, you can practice meditation every morning for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes. 

Meditation will reduce stress and relax your mind and body. As a result, you will feel happy and stress-free.

2. Eat nutritious meals:

When we talk about nutrition, it does not mean to eat anything available in a container or packet with a tag of healthy food. Instead, it means to eat seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits. 

Avoid eating processed and packaged food, sugary items, bakery items, tea, or coffee. Chose to feed the right kind of healthy food items to yourself. As soon as you start eating healthy food, you will begin to observe good changes in your overall health. 


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3.Do some exercise or yoga

Exercising helps strengthen the muscles and bones and maintain overall health.

A study shows that exercising for 150 minutes per week with moderate intensity reduces the risk of heart disease. It can be accomplished by exercising for 30 minutes, five days per week. 

On the other hand, yoga involves controlled inhaling, holding, and exhaling breaths along with the asanas (postures). It helps to acquire physical fitness and mental calmness. 

You can improve your menstrual flow with the right kind of exercise and yoga asanas.

4. Maintain your sleep cycle

Sleep is the best way to heal your body. It allows the body a chance to recover from any stress. It depends on person to person how much sleep they need according to their body type. But, sleeping for 6 to 8 hours is mandatory for everyone. Do not waste your time scrolling your Instagram or youtube at night and try to sleep between 9 pm to 11 pm. As a result, you will help you to get undisturbed sleep at night, which in return will help you to balance your hormonal levels. 

5. Abhyanga every day

Abhyanga in Ayurveda means to massage your body with medicated oil. You can massage yourself with warm mahanarayna oil for 10 to 15 minutes half an hour before the bath. If you do not have this oil, you can even use sesame oil for this purpose. 

As per Ayurveda, massaging your body with oil every day nourishes the body tissues, maintains a good physique, delays aging, relieves tiredness, and improves skin tone. It also balances Vata dosha, which in return helps to manage scanty periods. 

Try out these five easy healthy habits in your routine, and you will see good results soon. But, still do not forget to visit your gynecologist for better guidance.