What could be the reasons behind delayed monthly period of women according to Dr. Liza Ong.
DELAYED MONTHLY PERIOD – Dr. Liza Ong reveals the possible reasons behind why some women experience delay when it comes to their monthly period.
Monthly period or also called as menstruation is the process by which a woman discharges blood and tissue from the uterus. Accordingly, monthly period should be come at the range of 21 to 45 days. Usually, this process occurs every month but to some, it don’t.
So, why do monthly period of some women gets delayed? Here are some possible reasons that Dr. Liza Ong have cited:
- Perimenopause or menopause – This is because at this phase where a woman is at her late 40s or early 50s, the estrogen decreases as well as the eggs.
- Exercise – Too much exercising causes overwork to their adrenal gland, thyroid gland, and pituitary gland, thus, causes to miss a period or a lighter flow of blood.
- Problems in thyroid – This could be in either two cases: Hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormones) which results to longer period and in Hypothyroidism, this causes infrequency.
- Birth Control – Pills, injectables, implants, and others make women miss out their periods.
- PCOS – Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder among women which can affect the menstruation.
- Breast feeding – In a way, this affects the monthly period. Frequently doing this after giving birth will take at least six months before it will come back while to those non-nursing months, it will only take one to three months.
- Stress – This is because the cortisol from the hypothalamus can possibly affect the estrogen, hence, an irregular period.
- Weight – Overweight, as per the video, causes difficulty in ovulation and low body weight both can cause delay. Maintain an ideal and normal weight with the right food.