As much as we hate it, a regular menstrual cycle is an indicator of women's good health. Menstruation is a hormonal process that occurs in women every 21-35 days. It usually lasts for 5-7 days and in this period women experience menstrual blood flow, cramps, and nausea. The symptoms may differ in women. While is completely natural with certain lifestyle changes, medications, underlying conditions, and now COVID-19, many women experience disruptions and problems in their menstrual flow. 

One such condition is Amenorrhea. It is a stoppage of the period for one or more months. Many women these days suffer from this condition. However, there is relatively less information on this. Here is all you should know about Amenorrhea.

What is Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is the medical term for when a woman doesn’t have menstrual periods or miss a period for several months even though she has been through puberty, is not pregnant, or hasn’t gone through menopause. 

Types of Amenorrhea

Primary Amenorrhea: Primary Amenorrhea is when a woman does not get her first period when she hits puberty or is late to start. The normal to get your first-period range is 14-16 years old.

Secondary Amenorrhea: Secondary Amenorrhea is when you miss a period for three months or more in a row.

Symptoms of Amenorrhea

1- Headache

2- Vision changes

3- Nausea

4- Extra facial hair

5- Hair loss

6- Changes in breast size

7- Milky fluid, or discharge, from breasts

Causes of Amenorrhea

1- Genetic or family history

2- Stress

3- A poor diet

4- Extreme workout

5- Drastic change in body weight

Treatment of Amenorrhea

According to experts women who experience these symptoms should take a blood test, thyroid test, ovary test, testosterone, and estrogen test.

Treatments also involve medications and necessary changes in lifestyle and diet.

Note: Please see a doctor if you experience any changes in your body. This article is only for information purpose and does not promote any treatment without experts' recommendation.