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Does anemia n stress delay periods?

Does anemia n stress delay periods?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Does fasting delay periods?

Does fasting delay periods?

It sure can: One way that fasting effects the periods is by reducing thyroid function. As part of a work-up for irregular periods, i will often look at thyroid function as a cause. Hypothyroidism is common to irregular periods. When a person fasts, the thyroid goes into conserve mode. It slows down metabolism as to not "eat you up" alive. During a fast, the thyroid- believes there is a famine- will lower. ...Read more

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Do stress actually causes late periods?

Do stress actually causes late periods?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long can stress delay my period?

How long can stress delay my period?

Indefinitely: Stress can dysregulate your menstrual cycle -- making periods come sooner or much later than expected. Periods may even be absent. If it's possible you could be pregnant though, it's best to check a home pregnancy test. That is the most common cause of delayed menses in a woman with regular periods. ...Read more

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Does sleeping late cause delayed menses?

Does sleeping late cause delayed menses?

Sleeping late in: The morning should not delay your period. ...Read more

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How long can stress delay your period ?

How long can stress delay your period ?

CONSIDER: At 49 it's time to consider menopause, irregular periods etc. If there's a great deal of stress you want to lower the stress. If you can't do it on your own get a therapist to help. The stress may be more of a problem than the period. ...Read more

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Does the pill delay periods?

Does the pill delay periods?

Not normal: The birth control pill should result in monthly menstrual bleeding. In lesss than 5% of women, no periods can result. During the first three months, breakthrough irregular bleeding may occur. ...Read more

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Does thrush delay periods?

Does thrush delay periods?

No: It has nothing to do with periods but it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Will stress actually delay your period ?

Will stress actually delay your period ?

Yes, but...: Yes, persistent stress can affect your body in various ways.In fact, for some women, stress may play a role in causing irregular or missed periods. As stress levels rise, there’s a chance that your menstrual period will temporarily stop, a condition known as secondary amenorrhea. However, there are alot of things that can affect your cycle: level of exercise, thyroid issues, &hormone issues. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture delay your period cycle?

Can accupuncture delay your period cycle?

Maybe, but unlikely: Acupuncture works by influencing the nervous system. It is possible to affect your period with acupuncture, however you should see your gyn to rule out all other causes. ...Read more

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