Missed or Irregular Periods
Here are some steps you can take to help prevent missed or irregular periods.
- Avoid fad diets that greatly restrict calories and food variety, and avoid rapid weight loss. To maintain a healthy weight, focus on eating a variety of low-fat foods. For more information, see the topics Reference Healthy Eating and Reference Weight Management.
- Use contraception consistently, as directed by your doctor. For more information, see the topic Reference Birth Control.
- Increase exercise gradually. For more information, see the topic Reference Fitness.
- Learn and practice relaxation exercises to reduce and cope with stress. For more information, see the topic Reference Stress Management.
If you participate in Reference endurance sports, you may miss periods or stop menstruating. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, and keep track of your periods. Tell your doctor about any changes in your menstrual periods.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 20, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine