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is it possible for too much exercise stop your period or make you infertile?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Extreme forms of exercise can cause the signals from your brain to your ovaries to be out of sync. And this cause cause lower hormone production (estrogen) from your ovaries. It can also prevent the ovaries from growing eggs and leads to irregular or no menstrual cycles at all.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Athletic amenorrhea is when too much exercising can make one have abnormal ovulation or stop ovulation all together. High intensity activity can contribute more frequently to the abnormal ovulation such as running, gymnastics, and ballet dancing. Choose low impact exercising in moderation.

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Yes: Absolutely. Keep doing whatever activity you did before or start a new regimen. Make sure to get adequate calories in your diet (you are feeding two now) and plenty of fluids and rest.
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Can I exercise while pregnant?

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How can I use an exercise app to prevent cravings?

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Not sure: Your question is not very clear. Craving for what? Food exercise, etc? Usually cravings are caused by repeated use of a substance, i.E caffeine, chocolate, etc; your body gets used to this; the best thing is to wean yourself off. You can go cold turkey or slow wean. Drink water because most things are dehydrating, chart to see triggers: menstrual cycle, moods, weather etc to prepare yourself.
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Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?

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Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.

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