The photo on the left was around the time I realized “health” and “fitness” were not the same thing.
The photo on the left was around the time I reached my turning point and made my health my number one priority.
The most common causes of secondary amenorrhea (lack of menstrual cycle for more than six months in a woman who has previously had a menstrual cycle) are usually due to “stress”. It is important to know that stress can be anything from emotional, mental or physical.
When our body is overloaded with stress, it can result in our immune system becoming weakened, our adrenals and thyroid becoming suppressed, as well as our digestive and reproductive systems being thrown off.
Why is it important to get your regular menstrual cycle back?
To avoid the possibility of low estrogen/estrogen deficiency, ovarian cysts and infertility.
Not to scare you, but secondary amenorrhea can cause serious issues if left long-term.
Basically when you have low estrogen – not only can it result in increased UTI’s, vaginal dryness and headaches, but usually when there is a decrease in estrogen production, there will be an increase in testosterone.
An increase in testosterone can result in ovarian cysts and possibly PCOS (which will lead to more hormonal issues).
When you have low estrogen, it can also affect fertility as it may be preventing ovulation.
If you have been dealing with amenorrhea for more than a few months (as “convenient” as it may be), I highly recommend getting your hormone levels tested as it could be a symptom of something more serious than just “stress”. Make your health your number one priority