Cyclic vitamin therapy for menstrual disorders.
Menstrual function is an indicator of the reproductive health of a woman. Violation of this function, among other reasons, manifests itself with vitamin deficiencies, which is especially pronounced during adolescence during the period of intensive growth.
Since the gonadotropic and estrogen-like effects of certain vitamins are well known, they are used as non-hormonal therapy to restore the ovulatory menstrual cycle in adolescents and women who undergo surgery on the ovaries (including laparoscopic), as a comprehensive postoperative treatment.
Since vitamins are taken according to a specific schedule depending on the day of the cycle, such therapy is called cyclic. There are a variety of treatment regimens.
The most common is the reception:
- folic acid, 0.001 g, 3 times a day for 10 days,
- Vitamin E 0.1 g for 10 days,
- glutamic acid 0.25 g 3 times a day, 10 days,
- Vitamin B6 - 5% solution 1.0 mg per os fasting daily, 10 days,
- ascorbic acid 1.0 g once a day, 10 days,
- Vitamin E 0.1 g 10 days daily
The course is held for 3 cycles, then 1 month break, then you can repeat for 3 more cycles.
What it is
The menstrual cycle is a periodic process in the female body, and which are inextricably linked with the reproductive function. By and large, his presence indicates that the woman is ready to continue the race. At the end of each cycle, specific vaginal discharge, called monthly, is observed.
In today's world, various violations of menstrual function, unfortunately, are not uncommon. The reason for this can be completely different factors - hormonal disorders, diseases of the urogenital organs, chronic illnesses, adverse environmental conditions, venereal diseases, stress, and much more. Such violations occur with a lack of vitamins. This is especially true for adolescence.
The lack of adequate treatment of problems with the menstrual cycle in girls can lead to the appearance of such pathological conditions as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, sterility, delayed sexual development, etc. Accordingly, it is imperative to resort to effective therapy.
What to do if the body does not have enough vitamins? Naturally, you need to replenish their stock. Some biologically active compounds have a pronounced estrogen-like and gonadotropic action. It is this quality that is used in the process of vitamin therapy. The essence of this treatment is to restore the menstrual cycle, without the use of hormonal drugs that can have a significant impact on the body.
Vitamin therapy is predominantly relevant for young girls, in whom the cycle often fails.
Also, treatment with a certain group of vitamins is used to eliminate problems with the cycle in women who have previously undergone surgery on the ovaries (regardless of its scale). In this case, they are part of a comprehensive postoperative therapy.
What vitamins are prescribed
Not all vitamins have a direct effect on the reproductive function of women. Accordingly, there is a special list of bioactive substances that doctors prescribe to their patients:
- folic acid is an essential element for the whole body. This water-soluble vitamin is directly involved in the processes occurring in the immune system, as well as the circulatory system. In addition, vitamin B9 helps to normalize the acidity of the uterus, and this is very important,
- tocopherol - is a natural antioxidant. Interferes with oxidation of erythrocytes and other equally important cells. Vitamin E is responsible for preserving the elasticity and strength of the walls of blood vessels, so that a sufficient amount of it significantly reduces the risk of developing such a dangerous disease as atherosclerosis. Improves immunity at the cellular level
- pyridoxine is another very important component in vitamin therapy. Vitamin B6 is directly involved in the metabolic processes occurring in the brain. It also stimulates the activity of the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Thanks to pyridoxine, it is possible to reduce or, on the contrary, increase the level of glucose in the blood. It has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antidepressant, antianemic and hypotensive action. Improves the diuretic function of the relevant organs
- thiamine - responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B1 is a member of the energy exchanges in the human body,
- ascorbic acid - increases the ability to absorb iron, synthesizes mediators, collagen and steroid hormones. Participates in the exchange of cholesterol, induction of endogenous interferon, the process of blood clotting, carbohydrate metabolism. The ability of vitamin C to accelerate tissue regeneration and regulate redox processes is known. It interacts with folic acid, preventing it from accumulating in the body in excessively large quantities. Not an antioxidant, but has a number of its properties.
Scheme of cyclic vitamin therapy
To be treated with the help of vitamin-containing remedies should be strictly according to the prescribed scheme, which is developed directly by the attending physician. Due to this, it will be possible to achieve the maximum effect from the therapy.
There are quite a number of vitamin therapy regimens. Consider one of the most popular, which is assigned most often:
1. 1st phase of the cycle
This is from about the fifth to the fourteenth day:
- folic acid - dosage of 1 mg, three tablets per day. Reception duration - 10 days,
- pyridoxine - 1 ml of a 5% solution per day, in the morning, before meals. Duration - 10 days,
- tocopherol - 1 drop per day, every other day, throughout the entire phase.
The first half of the cycle is very important in terms of preparing the body for the stabilization of reproductive functions. Be sure to take tocopherol. The fact is that vitamin E contributes to the improvement of the state of the endometrium, due to which the probability of a problem-free implantation of a fertilized egg significantly increases. Along with it is required to use folic acid. It is extremely important for the proper development of the fetus and its transformation into a child, without any deviations. Vitamin B9 is the main substance in the womb, which is responsible for the formation of the baby’s central nervous system.
2. 2nd phase of the cycle.
It occurs from 15 to 25 days (the duration depends on the individual characteristics of the organism). The treatment regimen is as follows:
- vitamin E - one drop twice a day, every day, until the end of the cycle,
- ascorbic acid - 1 ml per day, daily after meals, for 10 days,
- thiamine - 1 ml in the morning before meals, daily.
The second half of the cycle in vitamin therapy is characterized by the fact that during it the patient will need to take a tripled dose of tocopherol. The fact is that at this time ovulation has already occurred, which means that the egg is in the tubes or even in the uterus. Ascorbic acid is used when menstruation begins. Vitamin C helps to strengthen blood vessels, as well as better blood clotting, respectively, discharge during menstruation will be normal and not too abundant.
The average course is carried out for about three menstrual cycles. After that, you need to take a month break. If necessary, vitamin therapy is resumed. It is important - if there are no periods, then the first phase is drunk for ten days, the second - also, and the remaining 10 days will be a break.
Vitamin therapy is able to give excellent results in the fight against various disorders of menstrual function, and without the need for the use of complex hormonal drugs. It goes without saying that before such a treatment is carried out, professional gynecologist consultation is mandatory. With the right approach to vitamin therapy, pathological processes can be eliminated after one or two courses.
The effect of vitamins on a woman's body
Menstruation in a woman should normally appear regularly and not be accompanied by severe pain.
A huge role is played by vitamins for menstruation. Their deficiency leads to a decrease in immunity and slower metabolic processes. As a result - violations in the work of the whole body and hormonal failure.
As a result, the emotional and general condition changes, various diseases develop and the cycle fails. To restore it, appoint a vitamin complex, a beneficial effect on the whole body, and in particular on the reproductive system.
Plays an important role in the process of the synthesis of sex gomons. It provokes the production of progesterone, which is necessary in the second phase of the cycle and to support pregnancy. For this reason, resort to his appointment in the event of the threat of spontaneous miscarriage.
Insufficient second phase leads to various hyperplastic processes in the uterus, abundant and irregular menstruation. In case of violations of the cycle, vitamin E helps not only to restore it, but also to improve the skin condition, reduce PMS symptoms. (swelling of the mammary glands, irritability, swelling, weakness, pain).
Retinol helps to restore disturbed menstrual cycle. It participates in the process of differentiation and division of epithelial cells and has strong antioxidant properties. Often, instead of taking medications with immunomodulatory effects, prescribe vitamin A.
Thanks to retinol, it is possible to prevent the development of cancerous tumors, to restore the balance of hormones and to maintain a normal female reproductive system.
Participates in the development of healthy cells and prevents the formation of malignant tumors. It is used for the purpose of treatment and prevention of breast cancer, psoriasis and leukemia.
This substance has an effect on bone tissue and calcium metabolism flowing in it. Accordingly, it promotes the production of immune cells.
The development of the nervous system of the fetus depends largely on folic acid. This substance has an effect on the condition of the intestines and the immune system. It is necessary for tissues that are updated fairly quickly (skin, mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract and genital organs).
Folic acid is taken to prevent endometrial hyperplastic processes. Therefore, with its help it is possible to normalize the cyclical nature of menstruation.
With the help of vitamin C, iron begins to be better absorbed, and folic acid becomes active. With enough ascorbic acid in the body, blood quality gets better. Therefore, it is prescribed for anemia.
Common causes of cycle disturbances are stress and immune depression. With the help of ascorbic acid, both of these problems can be solved. It is contained in a considerable amount of food and is produced in the form of the drug.
Vitamins of group B
Substances of group B are necessary for the full development and activity of nerve tissues and the transmission of impulses through fibers. A lack of B12 can trigger megaloblastic anemia. B6 is involved in the regulation of the endocrine system and the ovaries. Therefore, vitamins in this group help to normalize the cycle.
Doctors often prescribe vitamins to normalize the menstrual cycle. They are taken solely by appointment of a gynecologist, and only after a thorough diagnosis.
Most often resort to using complex Tsiklovita. And not only to normalize the cycle, improve the general condition, but also for prevention. Tablets in the package are divided into groups that differ in composition. In this case, different vitamins are taken to restore the cycle depending on its phase.
Another popular remedy is Inofert. With it, hormone production returns to normal, the regulation of this process is carried out. As a result, critical days go on time.
The time factor complex is also effective. It includes several types of capsules, which differ in composition and are taken in certain phases of the cycle.
Cycle Phase Vitamins
Vitamin therapy on the phases of the cycle is effective with minor disruptions in the reproductive system. With a similar violation, the treatment regimen will be as follows:
- From the 1st to the 7th and from the 21st to the 28th day take vitamin C.
- From the 15th to the 28th it is used E.
- Folic acid is taken 1 gram three times a day throughout the cycle.
Before starting vitamin therapy, you need to consult with a gynecologist, who will conduct a full diagnosis. If there are serious pathologies, such a treatment regimen will be ineffective. In this case, there is another task - to eliminate the cause of failure in the menstruation schedule.
Reproductive dysfunction is often caused by a lack of nutrients in the body. To eliminate the problem, it is enough to take a vitamin complex. Just do not choose their own drug. Even these innocuous medications can exacerbate the situation if misused.
In more detail about how to normalize a menstrual cycle, we recommend to read in separate article on our website.
Serious pathologies often require hormone therapy, but if the problem can be solved in simpler ways, gynecologists can prescribe vitamin therapy. It would seem, how can these simple compounds affect the reproductive system and, moreover, relieve problems? It turns out they can.
Some of them have a pronounced gonadotropic and estrogen-like effect, because they are used to normalize the menstrual cycle and ovulation in adolescence and in women who have had surgery on the ovaries.
It is necessary to take such drugs according to a clearly prescribed scheme, since the effective action of each of them depends on the day of use. The list of prescribed drugs is often small and consists of:
- folic acid
- vitamins B1, B6, E,
- ascorbic acid.
What is the role?
For girls planning a pregnancy, it is very important to understand the need for such funds. Vitamin E helps to prepare the endometrium to attach the egg, stimulates its growth and development. It should be taken in the first half of the cycle. At the same time, you need to drink folic acid, it is the first "assistant" in the prevention of pathologies of the fetal neural tube.
In the second half of the cycle, the dose of component E needs to be tripled, and with the onset of menstruation, start using “ascorbinka”. It reduces heavy discharge and helps strengthen the walls of blood vessels. Zinc may also be part of therapy.
Components of group B in combination with folic acid are substances that activate the chain "hypothalamus-pituitary-ovaries", ensuring its continuous and uninterrupted work. B6 - pyridoxine, regulates the functions of the gonads, and also supports immunity and has anti-inflammatory action.
Ascorbic acid with vitamin E is involved in the synthesis of sex hormones and the development of follicles.
Since the use of a particular type of vitamin depends on the day of the menstrual cycle, this treatment system is called cyclic. Most often it looks like this:
Starting from the 5th day of the cycle:
- folic acid,
- Vitamin E and B6.
The duration of therapy and the required dose will be prescribed by the doctor. How and in what form to take medicines, the treating doctor will also tell you. The list may additionally include glutamic acid, which enriches the cells with oxygen and improves blood circulation.
This course is carried out for 3 months, after which they take a break of 1 month and repeat.
Vitamin therapy gives excellent results in menstrual disorders and problems with conception, without requiring strong hormonal support. As well as for any complex treatment, in this case consultation of the gynecologist is necessary. With proper identification of the problem and prescription of treatment, the effect may appear after the first course.