Can A Low-carb Diet Affect The Menstrual Cycle?

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This past month I have been following a diet where I only eat meat u0026amp; fat only. And I haven’t eaten rice at all for a month. Does it affect the menstrual cycle, huh? Because I’ve been menstruating for a few days. But my face already grows pimples like when I was about to have my period.

1 Answer:

Hello Anonymus,

Delay in menstruation can be caused by a strict diet and a drastic weight loss in a short time. Sometimes dietary supplements that contain certain chemicals can also disrupt the menstrual cycle. But apart from this, menstrual delays can also be caused by other factors as follows:

Stress and anxiety Physical fatigue and strenuous activity Obesity Side effects of contraceptives Pregnancy and breastfeeding Other medical conditions: polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal disorders, chronic diseases, thyroid disease, ovarian cysts You can temporarily try to improve a healthy lifestyle and when you are on a diet try to have a healthier diet, still consume foods with balanced nutrients but reduce calories. Some tips you can do:

Manage stress well Avoid strenuous activity Regular exercise 3-4 times / week but don't get tired. Get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain a more ideal body weight with a healthy diet If you are more than 3 months late in menstruation and you are not pregnant or breastfeeding either so that you check with your gynecologist so that further tests can be done to confirm the cause if necessary with ultrasound and blood tests. If the cause is confirmed, the doctor can provide further treatment for you. The handling will be adjusted according to your examination results.

Hope it can help you,

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