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Doctor insights on: Weight Loss Irregular Menstrual Cycles

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Can weight loss stop menstrual cycle?

Can weight loss stop menstrual cycle?

Temporarily: If significant and rapid, just like any other significant stress to the body, it can disrupt the hormonal cycle and temporarily caused missed menses. ...Read more

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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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Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

That is possible: Rapid weight loss, hyper-exercising and markedly low BMI can lead to missed or late periods. ...Read more

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Can having irregular periods cause weight gain?

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PCOS: Irregular periods may be a symptom of pcos, which causes Insulin resistance and can lead to weight gain. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Wt Gain => Irregular: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

PCOSOVARIAN: The most likely cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. This disorder is associated with high testosterone levels and resistance to Insulin causing prediabetes. Other unusual causes could include adrenal disorders like cushings disease or adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Gaining weight Irregular periods ?

Gaining weight
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Irregular periods: A very common GYN complaint and may be caused by problems local to the reproductive system or general a systemic problem including stress & medications. To intuitively connect that with weight gain is interesting and this may be related to one of the syndromes associated with menstrual irregularity. Start a healthy lifestyle, keep menstrual record and consult a GYN . Take care ...Read more

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Can the menstrual cycle cause weight gain?

Can the menstrual cycle cause weight gain?

Yes: Typically a woman gains 3-6 pounds by the end of her cycle (period). ...Read more

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Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more

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Can weight loss supplements affect a womens menstrual cycle?

Can weight loss supplements affect a womens menstrual cycle?

Yes.: There are many potentially hazardous weight loss supplements that can disturb hormones. I personally advise avoiding all supplements - as they are a crutch. I know how hard it is to lose weight (100lbs to date) ... Focus on habits you can do the rest of your life - rather than temporary band aids. Medication is not always the answer, but exercise is 100% proven and safe without side effects. ...Read more

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Can weight gain cause my menstrual cycle to stop?

Can weight  gain cause my menstrual cycle to stop?

It is possible: Any extreme weight change in either direction can affect your period. Sometimes these changes are based in emotional causes which also affect women's' cycles. Worries about this can make things even more complicated. However, before you make any assumptions about cause, make sure to see your gynecologist and have them check you out. If all is ok, you may want to look into the cause of gaining ...Read more

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Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but it could be many other issues also..I would recommend a visit to your family doc for a check up. ...Read more

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Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Sometimes: It depends on why you have irregular periods. Of the cause is that you are not ovulating you will have trouble getting pregnant. Off you keep a calander you may discover tat you are more regular tan is obvious ...Read more

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3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Yes you could have something wrong with your thyroid or something else going on. The symptoms of weight loss and anxiety is usually with hyperthyroidism while symptoms of hair loss and feeling tired are due to hypothyroidism but these are not hard and fast rules of diagnosis. Go to your physician for an appropriate exam and workup. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more

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Lose 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


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