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Can a low calorie diet affect your period

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not u ... Read More
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Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: When you decrease fat in the body your hormone balance can change. Usually this is due to Progesterone deficiency. Low fat also leads to low estroge ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Might be due to low: calories. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stres ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Severe calorie: Restriction or rapid weight loss can cause you to miss your period.
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual cycle: Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calori ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
NOT MY FIRST CHOICE: Starvation/anorexia suppress the creation of hormones that are needed to sustain normal cycles. Return to normal nutrition signals the bodies internal ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
How low?: Very strict diets run the risk of dehydration and ketosis and possibilities to faint, develop anemia or electrolyte disturbances ( low potassium, calc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
Short answer: It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible to speed weight loss. As a general rule, people ne ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Fad diet vs low cal: This is what they call an "age old" question: Which diet works best? There are LOTS of diets out there, most of which actually work to induce weight l ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YES IF OBESE/DIABETI: Yes if youe are obese or overwight you should be on low calorie ada diet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber/fluids: Low calorie diet should include high fiber meals and you need to drink 80-100 ounces of noncafeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. Calories have nothi ... Read More

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