Amenorrhea - Causes and Symptoms

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Amenorrhea is a condition that refers to the absence of menstrual period in women of reproductive age. It may be primary or secondary amenorrhea.

Primary amenorrhea refers to the fact that menstruation has not occurred in women 16 years or more. Secondary amenorrhea is defined as no menstrual period for three or more consecutive terms. A woman has her period at the age of puberty, after menopause and while pregnant. In each case of amenorrhea must eliminate the possibility that the woman is pregnant. If this is not the case, indicates that other problems have caused a lack of menstrual cycles.

Causes of amenorrhea

The causes of amenorrhea are many and range from problems with the ovaries and anorexia.

Anovulation is the leading cause of amenorrhea, and other problems such as tumors, cysts or fibroids.

Endocrine problems are also very common causes of amenorrhea. These problems can be of many types.

The absence of menstruation can also be determined by issues such as bulimia, anorexia, body weight too low, anxiety, depression, stress, etc..

Women who play sports or have continuous intense physical activity can suffer from amenorrhea.

There are usually many other factors determining amenorrhea, but the conclusion is that the absence of menstruation is not a disease itself but a sign that something is wrong in the body. Once the true cause of amenorrhea is discovered and resolved, menstrual periods become regular again.

Reducing correcting the cause amenorrhea

Sometimes, in the event of amenorrhea, treatment is necessary, but sometimes all you need to remove the cause.

In women suffering from bulimia or anorexia, menstruation will come to normal once these problems are solved. In many cases, patients may need counseling to overcome these problems.

Women who play sports can return to normal if for a while longer with that intensity sports.

If the cause of amenorrhea include endocrine problems or ovaries they must be diagnosed by a physician and should be treated. There are also medications that cause disorders in the onset of the menstrual cycle and once a woman stops taking them, everything returns to normal.

It is difficult to establish the appropriate treatment in cases of amenorrhea, as it depends on the correct identification of root causes. However, a healthy lifestyle and proper diet provides many benefits, including normalization of menstrual periods. Practicing some regular exercise but without excess, avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol has also been found to be very useful.

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