Irrgular periods is incresingly becoming very common in young girls. Though this is not exactly life-threatening, it should not be completely ignored either. Irregular periods is a sign from your body that something is amiss. If left untreated, it can lead to infertility later in life.

Here are some common reasons why you may have missed a period or two:

1. PCOS or PCOD is the presence of multiple cysts in the ovaries. This causes body to produce more male hormones, the menstrual cycle is messed up, and it leads to infertility. It is possible to manage PCOS with the right guidance and lifestyle changes. 

2. Excessive Weight is closely linked with our reproductive health. It is one of the causes behind PCOS, and is a cause of irregular periods also. When you are excessively large, the body enters into a state of hormonal imbalace. But with lifestyle changes, you can reduce your weight and bring back the hormonal harmony!

3. Stress is more significant than previously thought to be. It is not only damaging to your mental and psychological well-being, it also manifests in physical problems. It leads to hormonal imbalance and missed periods! It is also a leading cause of weight gain, so you can expect double the effect!

4. Many medicines also interfere with the body’s biological clock. Anti-depressents and the pill are well known causes of messing up periods. Many other diseases like Diabetes and Celiac Disease are also known to interfere with mentruation.

If you have irregular periods, identify the cause. If you also struggle with weight, then the first aim should be to become fitter and lose weight. Try exercising and meditation to improve general health, you will find you cycles becoming regular too!

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Lavanya Mehra


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