Stress and Early Periods: Understanding Causes

Stress and Early Periods: Understanding Causes
Published on, 08 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Mini Sood and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Why does stress cause me to have early periods, even with minimal stress, despite no detected weakness in my uterus according to ultrasound reports? 


Answered by Dr. Mini Sood


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Stress can disrupt the hormonal balance in your body, impacting the regulation of your menstrual cycle. Even minimal stress can interfere with the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, causing hormonal imbalances and early periods. It's worth noting that your ultrasound reports show no weakness in your uterus, indicating that stress is the primary factor affecting your cycle. To restore hormonal balance and regulate your periods, focus on stress reduction techniques like mindfulness, exercise, and relaxation exercises. Prioritize good sleep and incorporate regular physical activity. If your concerns persist or you have further questions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized evaluation and guidance.




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