Have you every waited for your periods to come, and been annoyed when you missed period other than pregnancy?
The food we eat, our stress levels and general health can all contribute to missed periods. Here are the five most common causes of missed periods.
The next time you miss your period, run through this list, and check whether any of these factors apply to you!
Stress in a person’s professional or personal life can cause ovulation to go haywire and result in a missed period other than pregnancy. In fact, significant life events such as the loss of a loved one or financial problems have been found to impair the menstrual cycle.
Did you know that your fat cells play an important role in influencing the oestrogen production in your body?
If you are on a diet to lose weight or have been working out quite a bit in the recent past, it is likely that this sudden change may result in a delay in periods. Similarly, if you have suddenly gained weight, this too may result in delayed periods or missed period other than pregnancy.
However, as long as your body mass index (BMI) is in the healthy range and your overall well being is good, do not worry. Your cycle will come back to normal soon.
If you have a poor diet that is devoid of nutrients on a daily basis, your body will soon begin to realise that it is unsuitable for pregnancy. This will result in delay of periods and cessation of periods in extreme cases. People suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders also many experiences sudden cessation or delay of periods owing to unhealthy food habits.
Chronic diseases such as diabetes and gluten intolerance can affect the menstrual cycle too! Gluten intolerance or celiac disease can prevent the body from absorbing essential minerals like iron and folic acid, resulting in late menarche and early menopause. Similarly, diabetes can result in irregular or missed periods.
Our body’s menstrual cycle is controlled by a very sensitive set of hormonal reactions. When the balance of these hormones is impaired, it can result in missed periods. PCOD, PCOS and thyroid conditions are caused by or can impair the normal functioning of the menstrual cycle.
If you are experiencing irregular periods frequently, contact your gynaecologist or doctor. With the right treatment, most of these conditions can be alleviated.
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