Irregular menstrual cycles can often indicate more serious underlying health problems.
It is estimated that close to 1 in 5 women of childbearing age, experience irregular menstruation cycles. (1) Often, heavy or irregular menstrual cycles signal that the body’s hormone levels are out of balance.
The thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck, produces thyroid hormones that regulate a number of functions within the body including metabolism, body temperature, and heart rate. An under active thyroid, or hypothyroidism can lead to a significant reduction in the production of thyroid hormones and disrupt the balance of many of the body’s systems.
Common symptoms of a low thyroid include feelings of fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, brain fog and heavy or irregular menstrual cycles.