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What is the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle?

 What is the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle?

What is the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle, and the menstrual cycle is a set of monthly changes that occur in a woman’s body and indicate her maturity and ability to become pregnant, and it

 also differs from one woman to another in terms of abundance and the duration of its descent. Some women have a light period that lasts for a few days, and others have a heavy period that lasts for long days.

But it is not necessary for the menstrual blood to continue at the same rate every month, as there are many factors that control this, including the diets followed, the psychological state and strenuous exercise.

From this point of view, we will learn about the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle.

The menstrual cycle and its effect on various diets

The effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle

Tips to avoid the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle

The effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle

There is no doubt that sudden changes in the body will affect the health of the reproductive system, especially strict and random diets that aim to lose weight as soon as possible.

The body loses large amounts of useful elements and fats, as a result of sudden and rapid weight loss, which may cause iron deficiency and women with blood deficiency, and thus the amount of blood lost

 in the menstrual cycle will be affected, and it may lead to stopping the menstrual cycle and weakening the reproductive system.

Note that the interruption of the menstrual cycle if it lasts for more than three months, is likely to cause the ovaries to stop working

 regularly, and the production of estrogen hormone decreases, which results in women suffering from menopausal symptoms such as insomnia and sweating.

In addition, menopause can lead to severe calcium deficiency, which compromises bone density and increases a woman's risk of developing osteoporosis.

On the other hand, the type of diet and foods eaten in general affect the menstrual cycle, for example, “Some studies have shown that

 vegetarian women experience a significant decrease in the level of estradiol and progesterone during the menstrual cycle, unlike non-vegetarian women, which leads to menstrual disruption.” .

In addition, rapid weight loss affects the hormonal regulation of the ovaries, which leads to a decrease in fertility and delays in the chances of conceiving.

Tips to avoid the effect of dieting on the menstrual cycle

Dr. Suhair advised the need to lose weight in a healthy manner, and to follow different healthy diets with the specialist doctor according

 to the nature of the body and its health condition, taking into account not to underestimate the following instructions

Do the necessary analyzes before following any healthy diet, to ensure the safety of public health and the levels of hormones and hemoglobin in the blood.

Stop following harsh diets or any kind of mercy during the menstrual cycle, taking into account eating small amounts of food in general.

Focus on eating fresh vegetables, fruits and raw nuts during the menstrual cycle, to maintain the levels of reproductive system hormones.

Drink plenty of water, to prevent fluid retention in the body during menstruation.

Reducing the intake of dairy products in general during the menstrual cycle.

Eat foods rich in iron as well as foods that reduce bloating during menstruation, especially "yogurt, flaxseed, pineapple."

Reducing the amounts of salt and sugar in healthy foods eaten during the menstrual cycle.

Do simple exercises and for a few periods during the menstrual cycle.


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