What is Amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. It is also a medical term for the interruption of the menstrual cycle, or when a woman does not menstruate for three or more consecutive menstrual cycles. It is a very common condition, but it can often be a sign of a more serious underlying condition.

Possible Causes of Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea can have a range of causes, both physical and psychological. These can include hormonal imbalances, stress, excessive exercise, eating disorders, certain medications, or certain medical conditions. The exact cause of amenorrhea depends on the type of amenorrhea you are experiencing.

  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Chronic Illness
  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Excessive Exercise
  • Underweight or Eating Disorders
  • Birth Control or Other Medications
  • Premature Menopause

Treatment for Amenorrhea

The most appropriate treatment for amenorrhea depends on the underlying cause. Treatment or medications may include hormone replacement therapy, changes in lifestyle, or surgery, among other options. You should speak to a healthcare professional if you experience abnormal changes in your menstrual cycle, as early diagnosis and treatment is important.