November 17th, 2010
Amenorrhea is defined as delay of menstruation. There are 2 types of amenorrhea:
a) Primary amenorrhea is defined as no period by age 16 and
b) Secondary amenorrhea is defined as period beginning at the appropriate age, but later stops for more than 3 cycles or 6 months. Women who have a delay of period used to think that may be pregnant. In fact, there are many causes of amenorrhea. In this article, we will discuss how to treat amenorrhea with nutritional supplements.
1. Linoleic acid
Linoleic acid is a fatty acid. Besides playing an important role in women fertility and reducing menstrual blood flow, it also helps to stimulate the production of estrogen whichn helps to bring on menstrual cycle. Deficiency of lioleic acid may cause infertility and endometriosis. You can find foods with high linoleic acid in sunflower oil, olive oil, and corn oil. They should be eaten uncooked.