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.