Amenorrhea

Definition of Amenorrhea:

Absence or suppression of menses.  Primary amenorrhea is the failure to begin menses by age 16, secondary amenorrhea is tardy menses (from pregnancy, stress, dieting, illness or intensive physical training) in the previously menstruating woman.

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Amenorrhea

...the condition
Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles, and may be classified as primary or secondary...”
...relationship to The Effects Of Overtraining
“...Exercising women with amenorrhea lose this normal rhythm, which raises the possibility that this cycle is important for the maintenance of reproductive function...”
...relationship to Brain Tumor
“Although amenorrhea (abnormal cessation of menstruation) is usually explained by something else, in rare cases it can be caused by a brain tumor...”
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Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...relationship to Amenorrhea
“Women with anorexia and/or bulimia often experience amenorrhea as a result of maintaining a body weight that would be too low to sustain a pregnancy...”

Anorexia Nervosa

...related topic
“...Sufferers are typically more than 15% below the average weight for their height/sex/age and typically have amenorrhea (if female) or low libido (if male)...”

Bulimic Tendency

...relationship to Amenorrhea
“Women with anorexia and/or bulimia often experience amenorrhea as a result of maintaining a body weight that would be too low to sustain a pregnancy...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...for a variety of concerns throughout China, East Asia, and Africa for many years, including: Leprosy; gonorrhea; fevers, colds, flu; ageing problems & to delay ageing; lupus; eczema; psoriasis; amenorrhea & other female complaints; wounds...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Hypogonadism is common in both sexes and can lead to loss of libido, impotence, amenorrhea, testicular atrophy, and loss of body hair...”

High Body Fat Percentage

...the condition
“...Too low a body fat percentage results in amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) in women, because the body senses inadequate energy reserves or high physical stress – and won't sustain a pregnancy, for example...”
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Hyperprolactinemia

...the condition
“...This, in turn, leads to a drop in LH and FSH, causing low estrogen levels and amenorrhea...”

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...Gonadotropin Deficiency Women develop ovarian suppression with irregular periods or absence of periods (amenorrhea), infertility, decreased libido, decreased vaginal secretions, breast atrophy, and osteoporosis...”

Lei Gong Teng

...as a treatment
“...In female patients treated with TP, reduction of menses was noted 4 weeks after initiation of therapy, and amenorrhea was observed in 30% and 90% of the cases respectively 3 months after and 6 months after starting use of the extract...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Parsley oil also was used to regulate menstrual flow in the treatment of amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, and is purported to be an abortifacient...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Amenorrhea
“Women who are obese often experience amenorrhea as a result of excess fat cells interfering with the process of ovulation...”

Test Estrogen Level

...as a treatment
“...In girls or women, these conditions might include early or delayed puberty, excessive menstrual bleeding, or lack of menstrual bleeding (amenorrhea)...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...Even slight increases in testosterone production, caused for example by polycystic ovarian syndrome, can cause hormone imbalance and lead to conditions such as amenorrhea, infertility, acne, and hirsutism...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...In 5 to 10% of patients, Wilson's disease may first manifest as Kayser-Fleischer rings detected during a refractive eye examination; as amenorrhea or repeated miscarriages; or, because of renal copper deposits, as gross or microscopic hematuria or an abnormally low serum level of uric acid resulting from its abnormally high urinary...”
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