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Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted.
It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation.

In brief: Yes

A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted.
It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Yes

When you decrease fat in the body your hormone balance can change.
Usually this is due to Progesterone deficiency. Low fat also leads to low estrogen.

In brief: Yes

When you decrease fat in the body your hormone balance can change.
Usually this is due to Progesterone deficiency. Low fat also leads to low estrogen.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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