Can Jetlag And Drinking Folic Acid Affect Menstruation?
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Consumption of folic acid should not directly affect the menstrual cycle. However, it is true, jet lag and long trips, indirectly, can also influence your menstrual cycle. How so?
When the body is required to adapt to the circardian rhythm that changes due to jet lag, coupled with fatigue when traveling long distances, the body will be stimulated to produce more stress hormones. This stress hormone can also affect the unstable production of reproductive hormones, including those that regulate menstruation. As a result, menstrual cycles can become irregular.
Not only that, your irregular periods can also be the impact of PCOS that you are suffering from, or various other conditions, such as severe mental pressure, drastic weight changes, extreme exercise, drug side effects, contraceptive side effects, thyroid gland disorders or pituitary, pregnant, and so on.
Naturally, if there is no underlying disease, menstrual delays will not exceed 3 months. In this time span, you are advised to improve your lifestyle first to be healthier, including by sleeping more regularly, exercising diligently, eating a variety of healthy foods complete with fruits and vegetables, do not stress, and do not carelessly take medication (including menstrual smoothing drugs) . However, if within 3 months your menstruation still does not come, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician so that it is handled properly, okay?
I hope this helps.