Pregnancy by far is the most common cause of missed period but it doesn't necessarily mean that whenever you miss your period, you are automatically pregnant.

A menstrual period is vaginal bleeding that occurs at the end of the menstrual cycle. Delayed or missed period is quite normal in the world today but there are certain causes of this.

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Your Period Might Be Delayed.

* Stress: Stress has so many negative effect on your body because it disorganizes the hormones and organs in your body.

Stress can throw off your hormones, change your daily routine and even affect the part of your brain responsible for regulating your period.

With due time, stress can lead to illness or sudden weight loss which has effects on menstrual cycle. So, if you are constantly stressed, try to make out time for exercising and relaxing your body hormones.

* Low Body Weight: Women suffering from eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulima may experience missed period. Weighing higher than the normal range for your body can change the way your body functions and stop ovulation.

Women who participate in extreme exercise such as marathons may miss their periods as well. So, as a woman, try to take care of your body.

* Birth Control: You may experience some minor changes in your cycle when you go on or off birth control. Birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin which prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.

It might take up to 5 to 6 months for your cycle to become consistent again after stopping the pills. So, try as much as possible to reduce the intake of pills in your body.

* Chronic Diseases: There are certain chronic diseases you might face that could lead to delayed period. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and celiac disease can also affect your menstrual cycle.

Changes in blood sugar are linked to hormonal changes and poorly controlled diabetes could cause your period to be irregular. Celiac diseases causes inflammation that may lead to damage in your small intestine.

* Early Peri-menopause

Source: Healthline

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