5 Reasons Your Period is Late

Stop panicking—we're not talking about pregnancy!

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Unless you're trying for a baby, a delayed period can be mortifying! You're worried about what's wrong with your system, and feel like you've never waited for something to happen this bad. 

But here's the thing: a baby in the bun isn't always the reason behind your delayed period; check out these five potential reasons that could be to blame...

1. You've Been Stressed AF

We often don't realise this, but stress can affect literally every function of our body, including your menstruation cycle. Too much stress—at work, in your love life, whatever—decreases the secretion of GRnRH hormone, which halts your period. To get back things back on track, focus on relaxing your mind and body. Put worries aside, meditate, take a walk, play with a pet... 

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2. You've Altered Your Schedule

Did you know that your body clock goes out of whack if you're sleep deprived, travelling, working longer hours or there's been a major change in your lifestyle? Yep, and that can cause your period to be delayed. Your menstrual cycle should get back to normal as soon as your body adapts to this change or gets back to the normal routine. 

3. You're Suffering from PolyCystic Ovary Symptom (PCOS)

PCOS is more common than you think—1 in 10 women in India suffer from it! This medical condition causes a hormonal imbalance and alters the level of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body, which ultimately delays your period. Symptoms include difficulty in losing weight, excessively oily skin, dark hair growing on the face and chest. If you suspect you have PCOS, speak to your GP who may recommend a blood test, and prescribe medication to help  manage the condition.

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4. You're Popping Some Pills 

Trying a new medication or changing the dosage of an existing medication can affect your menstruation cycle by causing hormone imbalance. Plus, popping thyroid (PS: a thyroid  disorder can also be a reason for your missing period) and birth control pills can also cause a delay. It's important to keep your doc informed about every med you're on.

5. You've Become an Exercise Bunny

Working out is great for you, obvs, but if you overdo it, it can cause stress to your body. As a result, your body may not produce enough estrogen to complete the menstruation cycle. While we're on the subject, losing a lot of weight can also affect a gland in your brain called hypothalamus. This gland regulates many processes in your body, including your menstrual
cycle. On the flip side, suddenly putting on some extra kilos can also mess with your period. When you pile on the weight, your body may produce too much estrogen, causing a delay. The solution? Gain—or lose—some weight to get back on track.


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