Why Did You Miss Your Periods?


Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 13:58 [IST]

Menstruation is an inevitable and important part of a woman’s life. They come to the World destined to be subject of the menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle starts when the girl enters her puberty and is sexually matured. The menstruation, is a complex process but to put it in a nutshell, female ovaries consists of a egg, which ripens due to hormonal changes and breaks from the ovary and rests on the Fallopian tube. If the women is pregnant the egg fertilizes and if she is not then it breaks to cause menstruation.
This process is of 28 days. But many a times, few factors interfere with the process causing missed periods or delayed periods.
5 Major Causes Of Late Periods

Stress – Stress, the cause of many illnesses, is also the one which results in late periods. Stress, leads to reduction of the creation of hormones (GnrH), which results in the delay of egg formation and thus delayed periods.

Change In Schedule – Any change of schedule, disturbs the body clock. Your body is accustomed to a particular timing of food, sleep, work etc on which your timing of periods also depend. When these timings are disturbed, the timing of periods also change.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.