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What can Affect Your period?

What can Affect Your period?

by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology

On the off chance that you’ve missed a period or you’ve discovered that it’s shorter or longer than ordinary, it’s anything but difficult to make a hasty judgment. Be that as it may, an anomalous period is not generally a reason to worry, as various regular things can influence your period regardless of the possibility that it’s something you were not hoping. A few people might be more delicate to change than others, however, that doesn’t consequently mean you have some alarming infection or will have an infant. Some of the time it’s something significantly littler.

Factors that can affect your periods:

Every situation is different with each different female. Here are few things that can affect your periods.

  • Stress: Stress is the number one contributor to a change in menstrual cycles because when you are stressed, your body shuts down the hormones you need to ovulate.
  • Vigorous exercise: Frequent rigorous exercise combined with low body fat puts stress on your body, and this stress tells your brain to stop producing reproductive hormones. Since you can’t nourish a baby under extreme stress, your body temporarily shuts down the production of fertility hormones. A period that arrives a few days off schedule is nothing to worry about, but see your doctor if you haven’t started your periods for more than three months.
  • Age: While you probably expect your periods to become less frequent as you approach menopause, it can throw some surprises at you. Your hormonal fluctuations may be responsible for the shift in your periods.
  • Poor sleep pattern: People who work irregular hours (like nurses and flight attendants) are more likely to experience irregular periods. Shifting your body clock affects your reproductive hormones, which influence ovulation and menstruation. Hence opt for a regular and healthy sleep pattern. Women, in particular, should opt for 8 hours of sleep.
  • Alcohol intake: Hitting up alcohol frequently can impact your hormone levels, causing an imbalance. Although there’s no specific amount of alcohol that is responsible for changing hormones, even one to five drinks a week can affect your menstrual cycle.
  • Few medications: Both prescription and nonprescription medication can affect on your period. As expected, birth control can have an effect on your period as well as antidepressants may too have the same effect.
  • Diet: A changing diet can also have an effect on your period. Both eating too much and too little can affect the rest of your body’s functions, including your menstrual cycle.

 

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