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how long does the body need to recover from amenorrhea...to balance the hormone levels...

By Anonymous October 8, 2010 - 12:48pm
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i had a low body fat ..12 and recently increased it at 13 ...

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Hi Anonymous

13 percent body fat is still extremely low, so you may not see a change in your cycles yet. According to the American Council on Exercise, even female athletes should be at 14-20 percent body fat, and some of them would not have periods, either. I think the average for an average non-athlete female is ballpark around 20 percent.

You don't say if you have been ill or have an eating disorder or some other issue, but I would hope you are working with a health care professional to become a healthy weight.

If we can help further, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you for writing.

October 9, 2010 - 7:20am
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