Missed your period? This could be why

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There are three main reasons for menstrual irregularities...
There are three main reasons for menstrual irregularities...

So you've missed your period and you're worried...

These three main reasons are the most common causes of menstrual cycle irregularities: 

Stress

Stress, whether it's emotional or physical stress can impact our menstrual cycle.

Many things can result in you missing your period: illness, extreme life events, extreme exercise or a restriction of calories can impact the way our menstrual cycle behaves.

It's really important to have a well-balanced diet, as well as regular but moderate exercise.

Hormone Imbalance

A hormone imbalance can also affect our menstrual cycle. These can be caused by perimenopause and even birth control pills.

If you're worried, speak to your doctor. 

Read: Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it 

You're Pregnant

Lastly, the most common reason for a missed period is that you are pregnant.

If you think you might be pregnant, please reach out to your health care provider, as they can confirm your pregnancy.

They will also establish prenatal care and give you the best recommendations to take care of yourself and your developing baby.

No matter what the reason for your late period is, if it is more than five days late, you should reach out to your health care professional so that they can advise you accordingly.

Submitted to Parent24 by fertilitysolutions.co.za

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