by Shagufta Faheem January 24, 2018 0 Comments


Does your period come like the mood swings of the Tangled? Does your period come and stop for 2 months and then came back at 3rd month? Missed or late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Your menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones, which, if imbalanced, can cause irregularities in your menstrual cycle and period flow. The most common cause is a fluctuation in your hormones (especially when it affects your estrogen levels).


The following can be the reason for your miss periods but keep in touch with your doctor rather than to diagnose it yourself. 


Stress can throw off your hormones, change your daily routine, and even affect the part of your brain responsible for regulating your period. Over time, stress can lead to illness or sudden weight gain or loss, all of which can impact your cycle. If you think stress might be throwing off your period, try practicing relaxation techniques and making lifestyle changes.


Low Body Weight:

Women with eating disorders, such as may experience missed periods. Weighing 10 percent below what’s considered a normal range for your height can change the way your body functions and stop ovulation. Getting treatment for your eating disorder and putting on weight in a healthy way can return your cycle to normal. Heavy exercise too can stop your period. 



Just as low body weight can cause hormonal changes, so can being overweight. might actually accumulate fat cells that produce a form of estrogen called estrone. These cells mimic pregnant, so that you're not ovulating, but blood continues to line your uterine wall. Your doctor will recommend a diet and exercise plan if they determine that obesity is a factor in your late or missed periods.


Chronic Disease:

Chronic diseases such as diabetes and celiac disease also can affect your menstrual cycle. Changes in blood sugar are linked to hormonal changes, which can cause your period to be irregular. Celiac disease causes inflammation which damages your small intestine, which may prevent your body from absorbing key nutrients. This can cause too late or missed periods.


Your doctor can properly diagnose the reason for your late or missed period and discuss your treatment options. Keep a record of changes in your cycle as well as other health changes to show your doctor. This will help them make a diagnosis.

Shagufta Faheem
Shagufta Faheem