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can weight loss affect period?

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can weight loss affect period? coz I lost around 10+ pounds and so now my period is late... i am on birth control so not preggers.


I think it has something to do with hormonal imbalance again as the body compensates for the weight loss. but it should return to normal.


According to studies it does!


my weight yas yoyo-ed over the years and I never noticed this.


how can weight loss affect periods?


It can and it does. Fat cells contribute to hormone production. It is in fact very common in some areas of sport for women to "shut off" their period when there's some competition or so. I know that I have a weight at which my mens gets irregular and after more weight loss stops (been underweight for a long time). It has many unhealthy side effects (check Wikipedia).