Amenorrhea

Also indexed as:Absence of Period, Menstruation (Absence of)
A loss of periods is called amenorrhea, a condition that may result from low levels of certain hormones. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Add a little more to a low-fat dietIn one study, women on diets low in fat who were experiencing amenorrhea returned to regular menstruation when they increased their fat intake and percentage of body fat.
Balance nutritionEnsuring adequate calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals may help women menstruate regularly.
Look at your dietA strict raw foods diet has been associated with weight loss and amenorrhea.
Watch what you eatSome vegetarian diets have been associated with weight loss and amenorrhea.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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