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Why can being emotionally upset disrupt a woman's menstrual regular cycle?

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Dr. Marilyn Vache
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In brief: Interactions

Cortisol is a hormone that goes up with stress; it slows or raises production of other hormones, like dhea, which is the first step in reproductive hormone production, conversion of thyroid hormone to its active state, etc.
It's a complicated cascade!

In brief: Interactions

Cortisol is a hormone that goes up with stress; it slows or raises production of other hormones, like dhea, which is the first step in reproductive hormone production, conversion of thyroid hormone to its active state, etc.
It's a complicated cascade!
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