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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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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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Please tell me, could stress delay your period !?

Please tell me, could stress delay your period !?

Yes: If you are significantly stress it could cause you to have a late period or to even miss a period. Take care. ...Read more

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For what length of time can stress delay your period for?

For what length of time can stress delay your period for?

Stress & menses: Stress can interfere with the length of your menstrual cycle, though hypothalamic influence on hormone release. Your cycle could be shorter or longer than expected, or you may not ovulate or menstruate at all. Please see your doctor for specific evaluation and suggestions. ...Read more

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Can Plan B and stress delay your period?

Can Plan B and stress delay your period?

Yes: Planb is associated with a delay in ovulation and a subsequent delay in your period. Stress can do the same thing. Make sure you check a pregnancy test is 2 weeks. ...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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more