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Menstruation - absence of
 
Standard Definition

Absence of a menstrual period for more than 6 months is referred to as amenorrhoea. This is not a condition in itself but a symptom of an underlying problem that requires proper diagnosis before any treatment has begun. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner.

Primary amenorrhoea is defined as no commencement of menstruation by the age of 17. Secondary amenorrhoea is the loss of a period during a woman's reproductive life up until menopause (excluding pregnancy).

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Amenorrhoea is simply a symptom of any number of underlying disruptions in reproductive function. General health problems including nutritional and metabolic concerns can also affect the function of the reproductive system. Effective assessment and treatment acknowledges the synergy of all the body's systems in attaining and maintaining a healthy menstrual cycle.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Uterine adhesions and obstructions, cervical stenosis (closure of the cervix), chronic pelvic infection
  • Stress
  • Anorexia nervosa, low body fat, rapid weight loss, fasting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Chronic, severe illness such as liver or kidney failure
  • Drugs and medications, including treatment for cancer
  • Post-Pill amenorrhoea
  • Hormonal imbalance, including excessive LH, prolactin and testosterone
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pituitary tumour, brain trauma
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Adrenal gland abnormalities including Cushing's Syndrome and adrenal tumours
  • Premature ovarian failure, menopause
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Absence of menstrual periods for 6 months or more
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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