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i am not getting the mensus regularly

By Anonymous December 4, 2011 - 12:45am
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Dear Anonymous,

How old are you? Sometimes when you are still a teenager, periods can be irregular due to hormonal shifts-- but this is normal and will regulate itself through the years. For adult women, there are many causes of irregular periods. These include:

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Over-exercise
  • Poor nutrition (or a diet too high in carbohydrates)
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Caffeine
  • Excessive alcohol use (interfering with how the liver metabolizes estrogen and progesterone)
  • Eating disorders
  • Increased stress
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome/estrogen dominance
  • Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis)
  • Hormonal imbalance related to perimenopause
  • Medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Recent childbirth, miscarriage, or D&C
  • Breastfeeding

For an exact reason, please see your doctor.



December 4, 2011 - 8:03am
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