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Will having a BMI of 18 cause missed periods?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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In brief: It can

Bmi(body mass index) is an excellent parameter to deteremine obesity or in this case too low.
The low body fat percentage at bmi 18 can cause a decrease in estrogen production and consequently "no periods"(amenorrhea).

In brief: It can

Bmi(body mass index) is an excellent parameter to deteremine obesity or in this case too low.
The low body fat percentage at bmi 18 can cause a decrease in estrogen production and consequently "no periods"(amenorrhea).
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