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Doctor insights on: Can Losing Weight Throw Off Your Menstrual Cycle

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can losing weight affect if you get your menstral cycle?

Can losing weight affect if you get your menstral cycle?

Yes: There are many different factors that can effect the menstrual cycle. Decreased weight and body fat can effect the cycle. A clinician can assess if weight loss a cause of yor cycle changes. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin throw off your menstrual cycle?

Does amoxicillin throw off your menstrual cycle?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics have no effect on your menstrual period. Your age might have some effect on your period though. ...Read more

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Could it be that they throw your menstrual cycle off schedule?

Could it be that they throw your menstrual cycle off schedule?

Please clarify: Clarify what is meant by 'they' & re-ask question. ...Read more

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Can increased sexual activity throw off my menstrual cycle?

Can increased sexual activity throw off my menstrual cycle?

Not at all unless: Only if you are pregnant. Otherwise intercourse has no impact on your menstrual cycle. Irregular periods at 48 years old would not be unexpected. ...Read more

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Would missing 2 days of my Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg throw my menstrual cycle off track?

Would missing 2 days of my Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg throw my menstrual cycle off track?

Usually not: But remember, if you miss a day you can double up the dose the next day. If you miss two days, you can double up for the next two days with complete safety due to the long half life of t4. ...Read more

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Losing your virginity affect your menstrual cycle?

Losing your virginity affect your menstrual cycle?

No: Engaging in sex does not affect one's menstrual cycles with the exception of getting pregnant. If one is concerned about irregular menses, recommend seeking evaluation with 1' gyn. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more