MISSING PERIOD? what does this mean

A loss of period or absence of menstruation is medically known as amenorrhea. This is a common phenomenon but it’s not normal. If your cycle length changes drastically from one month to the next, we need to determine what the root cause is.

Here are some reasons why you may experience a loss of period or fluctuations within cycle length.

🔅Nutrition – Lack of macro/micro nutrients
🔅Fad diets like – very low fat or low carb diets.
🔅 Having a very low body fat percentage or on the other end of the scale having too much body fat.
🔅Chronic stress – overstimulation of the stress hormones, which then lead to imbalance in reproductive hormones.
🔅Fasting for long periods, increases stress hormones can lead to a cascade of events leading to imbalanced hormones.
🔅Post birth control use – progesterone has been suppressed by pill which is necessary for a period to take place. Thus it takes a while for the body to sync back to normal
🔅Low sex hormones (specifically estrogen & progesterone) very common in females who partake in chronic dieting and over training. (very common in bodybuilding/bikini comp females)
🔅Thyroid disorders – have been linked to anovulatory cycles.
🔅PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome. The eggs don’t develop as they should and hormone disruption can be caused by insulin resistance, higher than normal androgens, nutrient deficiencies, chronic inflammation, high cortisol levels and more.

Your hormonal health is so important, and imperative for woman’s overall health and well-being, make sure you give your body the attention it needs. If you need advice, get in touch and I can point you in the right direction.

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Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle Eggers. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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