If you are trying for a baby or even if you are not, despite the bloating sensation, mood swings and cramps, having regular periods is a bless for us all as women, there are many different reasons why your period may be irregular or always late, you should first determine the cause in order to find solutions, let us discover below seven possible and most common causes for irregular periods.
Huge deal of stress often lead to hypothalamic amenorrhea, the hypothalamus is an area of your brain where your female sex hormones which are responsible for your period are regulated, this area of the brain is highly effected by stress, so if you have been under a lot of stress lately and having irregular periods then that is probably why.
2- Your Birth Control Method.
Some birth control methods have a side effect of late or no periods, doctors say this is a harmless and a welcome side effect for birth control methods, it may also take you a few months after you stop your birth control to get your regular menstruation cycle again.
3- Sudden Major Weight Loss Or Excessive Exercising.
When your drop a big weight in short time, deprive your body of essential and needed nutrients by dieting or doing excessive exercises for long time everyday your body somehow drop the level of estrogen which is responsible for ovulating, it is the body’s natural mechanism to protect itself, when your body realize you are under huge deal of stress and it is receiving minimal amounts of nutrients it prevent ovulation and building a lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy in such circumstances.
4- A Thyroid Imbalance.
The Thyroid gland is responsible for your metabolic functionality, it also interferes with the functionality of some other body system to keep them working as they should, if you are experiencing any type of thyroid irregularity then you are likely to experience late or irregular periods.
5- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition where estrogen levels are too low to regulate ovulation, doctors say this condition is happening to many women around the world and it can easily be treated, other symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include, growth of hair on the face and chest for women, difficulty losing weight and fertility issues.
6- Chronic Diseases.
Any chronic diseases that is left undiagnosed and untreated will end up messing up with your general body system and can result in irregular periods or even missing periods, doing a regular check up is essential in order to start the treatment early.
7- Premature Ovarian Failure.
Premature ovarian failure or commonly known as premature menopause where women under 40 start getting significant drops in the levels of estrogen and progesterone which gets the woman in menopause in an early age. Other symptoms that are associated with premature ovarian failure beside missed periods include hot flashes, sweating at night, mood swings and dry vagina.