How To Delay Your Period With Norethisterone

There are many reasons why you may want to delay your period. It could be because you are heading for a holiday, you want to sit for your exams, or anything else where your period could prove inconvenient. There is a way in which you can delay your periods for a short period of time – via the use of Norethisterone.

Norethisterone is a prescribed hormone tablet. A dosage is typically 5mg taken three times a day. One has to take it three-four days before their period’s due date. Depending on when you want your periods to resume, you can continue the dosage for up to 2 weeks or so. Normally, it will take 2-3 days for your period to begin after you stop taking the tablet.

In some cases, you may not observe your period a few days after stopping the tablets. It could be delayed for some time as your body tries to re-adjust to the hormonal changes. However, it is advisable to test for pregnancy if it delays for a whole week or so after stopping the medication, just to be sure it is not pregnancy. Remember that norethisterone is not a contraceptive and so you need to use extra contraceptives methods to prevent pregnancy even when taking the medication. If your periods don’t resume after a while, seek medical advice to establish what the problem could be.

How Norethisterone Works

Norethisterone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone that is responsible for sustaining the womb lining. Normally, for menstruation to begin, the uterus has to get rid of its lining. When you are about to have your period, your progesterone hormone levels go down so that your lining is shed. This means that if the levels of this hormone (progesterone) are high, your womb lining will be sustained. It will not be shed, meaning that you will not experience your period, even when its due date comes. Therefore, by taking norethisterone tablets, you increase the levels of progesterone hormone which will in turn sustain your womb lining and prevent it from shedding.

Norethisterone is safe for most women, but if you have an increased risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you are advised against this method of delaying periods. The common side effects associated with this method include; dizziness, itching, rashes, stomach upset, bloating, reduced sex drive and breast discomfort.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

If you’re looking for a way to correct misaligned teeth as an adult, orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the last decade or two. Leading this pack of revolutionary treatments is Invisalign, an almost invisible set of retainers which gradually work to realign your smile.

It’s effective at treating various dental issues in adults, including correcting overbites, underbites and it can realign crooked teeth. For these cases it acts in much the same way as traditional braces, but it makes use of modern technology to provide results without interfering with the looks of a patient.

The treatment itself involves a series of clear plastic retainers, which are custom printed for each unique set of teeth. The patient will replace the retainer every couple of weeks with one that helps move the teeth a little closer to the desired position. The treatment will be complete once the dentist is satisfied with the final alignment of the teeth.

The real selling point of Invisalign, other than the big improvements it can make to someone’s smile, is how discrete the treatment is. The retainers are made from thin, clear plastic, which means they are barely noticeable to the outside observer. People find it gives them the confidence to smile properly during the treatment as their teeth are gradually transformed.

There are various other advantages over traditional braces. There are no wires or brackets involved in the treatment, which many people find make them less intrusive than traditional orthodontic procedures.

Invisalign also requires less intervention from the dentist than traditional braces. While braces will normally have to be adjusted every few weeks as they lose shape and tension, Invisalign patients simply switch to a new retainer. It applies an optimal amount of pressure to the teeth for the 2 weeks that the retainer is in place, before the patient moves to the next one and the process repeats. This means fewer dental visits and less hassle all round.

While it’s extremely effective at treating numerous orthodontic issues, not everyone will be a suitable candidate for the treatment. Some more complex orthodontic issues will require other treatments, and while Invisalign can often be incorporated as part of the treatment it’s not always the sole solution.

To find out if Invisalign could work for you the best thing to do is make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who specialises in Invisalign treatment. They’ll be able to assess your smile and determine if you’re a suitable candidate or will recommend an alternative treatment.


Teeth Straightening – The Facts

Have you had enough of crooked teeth?

Many people are born with crooked teeth. However, in some cases, perfectly straight teeth can become crooked for a variety of reasons. Sometimes straight teeth can become crooked as the structure of your mouth changes with age. In a lot of cases, after tooth loss the remaining teeth can move and become crooked. Teeth straightening can be achieved by a variety of different cosmetic dental techniques. Not everyone needs to have fixed wire braces or wear unsightly headgear to achieve a perfectly aligned smile. There are several options available to you in terms of teeth straightening.

Fixed orthodontic braces.

From a young age, we associate fixed braces as the traditional way that teeth are straightened. Orthodontic braces usually have metal wires attached to the front surfaces of the teeth using brackets. Over time, these brackets and wires are progressively tightened to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and encourage them to move into a straighter position. Obviously, the time it takes to straighten the teeth will depend on the amount of movement required to align your teeth. However, your orthodontist or dentist will be able to advise you how long you will have the braces fixed, following an initial examination or consultation. Nowadays, there is a very wide variety of brackets and brace systems available. There are now smaller tooth coloured ceramic brackets and friction free brace systems available such as the Damon system.

Lingual braces.

Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces, as they too involve brackets and wires. However, they are different in that the braces are fitted to the back of the teeth instead of the traditional way of attaching them to the front of the teeth. This means that they are not as visible and can save much of the embarrassment associated with the wearing of braces. Lingual braces can be quite uncomfortable and difficult to get accustomed to. They can also be used to correct severe orthodontic cases.


The Invisalign system aims to achieve perfect teeth straightening results without the need for visible wires (which can be a source of embarrassment for some people). Invisalign works by slowly moving your teeth into the desired position using a system of clear aligners that look like transparent gum shields. The process involves the aligners being changed every fortnight. The main advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is that you can remove them to clean your teeth and to eat. This system is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for the straightening of adult teeth.

Inman Aligner.

The Inman Aligner is a hybrid between an invisible brace system and a metal brace system. It is not as “invisible” as Invisalign (as it has metal components) but it relies on a removable aligner that moves the teeth by applying force to them over time. The Inman Aligner is normally quicker than Invisalign. It is also therefore, more affordable.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are an alternative to conventional braces that are “friction free”. They involve less irritation, as they do not have any elastic ties or bands. This makes them more comfortable and so provides faster tooth straightening results than a treatment using conventional braces would.