Bhubaneswar: If you are running late on your Period date and panicking about an unwanted pregnancy, here is the thing- pregnancy is not the only reason. There are several other factors that could disrupt your regular menstrual cycle.
The human body is already a complex system and the complexity magnifies when the focus is narrowed to only women’s bodies. Considering all the personal and professional challenges a woman deals with on daily basis, the reason behind a missed or delayed period could range from hormonal imbalance to serious medical conditions.
A menstrual cycle ranging from 25 to 35 days is normal but if you witness a further delay, here are some reasons you need to focus on:
Stress is the root cause of many ailments nowadays. It can pretty much jeopardize your hormonal harmony, thus contributing to gradual weight gain and severe illness in the long run.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), otherwise called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the condition that shoots production of the male hormone androgen in a woman’s body. As a result, cysts form on the ovaries disrupting the ovulation cycle.
An overweight is quite capable of causing an irregular period. In that case, you might want to hit the gym or make yourself a proper exercise and diet plan.
Low body weight
Low body weight can harshly affect the normal functioning of the body. If you are indulging is extreme exercising or eating disorders that could result your period disruption too.
Birth control pills
If you have been on your birth control pills for long, you might want to reconsider as those pills contain estrogen hormones that prevent ovaries from releasing eggs, thus, creating a hormonal imbalance.
An upset thyroid gland might also affect the normal functioning of your body, thus, contributing to a disturbed menstrual cycle.
Diabetes, digestive disorders and certain other chronic disease are also known to alter the menstrual cycle in a woman. Although the possibilities are rare, you need to pay attention to your blood sugar and digestive health too.
The menopause symptoms normally begin in women between the ages of 45 to 55 and gradually a full stop is put on their menstruation. So, if you are below this age group, you might want to consider the other mentioned causes.
These are few common causes for a woman to have a missed or delayed period. In case, you experience severe bleeding, pain, nausea or vomiting, consulting a doctor is advisable.