Doesn’t it get you down? Five reasons for delay of the rule

If you are trying to get pregnant and your period is late, you may be happy because there may be a chance that a baby is on the way. But if, on the other hand, you do not want to get pregnant, it is possible that the fact that your period is delayed can be a reason for fear since you do not know what can happen. But do not be too alarmed, because there are other reasons that can cause your period to be late without the need to be pregnant.

Reasons why you may have a delay in your period

  1. Losing weight too fast. If you start to lose weight too fast and have a BMI -Body Mass Index- that is too low, you may start to miss periods. Although it does not always happen if you are suffering from a serious disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, it can cause you to miss your period.
  2. Excessive exercise. If you do too much sport or train too strictly, nature will protect your body from pregnancy due to the extreme stress it is under. In this sense, your body will prevent ovulation so you will have a large amount of estrogen, it will not build a lining of the uterus and you will not have your period.
  3. Stress. An event that causes you too much stress could also cause you to have a delay in your period.
  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -PCOS-. This syndrome is a hormonal imbalance that is reduced to a lack of ovulation when estrogen levels are altered, as well as progesterone and testosterone. It can cause you to not have your period regularly or to lose it completely. In addition, there may be hair growth on the face or chest, difficulty losing weight and fertility problems. It is important to follow medical treatment in order to improve this condition.
  5. Thyroid problems. The thyroid gland is located in the neck and helps regulate metabolism. It also interacts with other systems in your body to make everything work properly. But if you have some kind of imbalance in the thyroid gland -hypo or hyperthyroidism- you may have delays in your period.

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