You missed your period last month, you are worried. Did you miss on a pill, are you pregnant all these and more thoughts are causing you the worry. There could be more reasons than pregnancy which could have caused delayed periods. Well before you panic and run to get a pregnancy check kit, here are some more reasons due to which you missed your periods
Stress can throw off your hormones, can cause change in every day routine. Stress affects a part of your brain hypothalamus which is responsible for your period. If you had recently been through a setback, breakup or dealing with someone’s death or some other stress that you are dealing with, it could be a reason behind your delayed period.
#2 Thyroid Inactivity
The thyroid gland regulates the body metabolism and when thyroid glands don’t function properly the hormone levels also get affected. The overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid gland can have implications on your menstrual cycle.
#3 Birth Control
When you go on or the off the contraceptive pills, it takes time for the body to regulate the periods accordingly. Also if you were injected or implanted with any other contraceptives, you could miss your periods.
Extreme weight loss or weight gain can cause imbalance in your hormones. It’s not healthy if you body does not ovulate and this can be cause of your missed periods.
#5 Changed Medication
Changes in any kind of medication can often lead to hormonal imbalance as many medicines have on hormones as well. This is another reason that you missed on your periods.
If you have fallen sick at the time of your ovulation, there is a possibility that you may not ovulate. In this case there can be a delay in periods.
#7 Polycystic Ovary Symptom (POS)
PCOS is a hormonal imbalance which alters the levels of estrogens, progesterone and testosterone. Apart from this there is excessive hair growth on face and chest, difficulty in losing weight and potential fertility issues. Since PCOS alters the hormones, it is likely that is no ovulation and thus no periods.
#8 Excessive Exercise
In case you have started hitting the gym everyday or taken on marathon training, chances are your periods are thrown off. People who take in intense exercise routine sometimes see a delay or change in their menstrual cycle.