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Query about can creatine affect menstrual cycles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Can creatine affect menstrual cycles?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   No , there is no direct effect
User :   I have not had my period for 2 months now could too much exercise be the problem or..
User :   my nutrition?
Doctor :   Not the exercise but the nutrition can have a important influence on the menstruation
Doctor :   You may have to consider other causes like drugs , hormonal imbalance , birth control measures and pregnancy being the causes
User :   well i know it is related to diet and exercise since i have had previous related problems until i gained wieght back
Doctor :   yes, i agree
Doctor :   nutrition do play very important role
User :   should i consume more fat in my diet? and Should I stop the creatine supplementation?
Doctor :   yes, consuming good fat like one containing essential fatty acids like linoliec and oliec acids are good for hormone production and hence the periods
Doctor :   stopping creatine will not harm
Doctor :   since its a energy booster you can continue
Doctor :   also creatine helps in building body and good weight gain
User :   I guess my problem is related to my body fat i wanted to make sure creatine was not the problem. I had always been overweight, could it be that my body is not use to the fat % now?
Doctor :   i am sorry i didnt understand ? fat % ?
User :   My body fat percentage now it is 16%
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   I would advice you to get a thyroid hormone profile and consult a gynecologist to rule out PCOD both of which can present with the problms you have
User :   what is PCOD?
Doctor :   Poly cyctic ovarian disease
Doctor :   its a commonest disease of the ovary leading to irregular cycles and weight gain
User :   I think you did not understand me, since childhood I have been overweight untill now
Doctor :   ok, i get it
Doctor :   but still i want you to rule out both thyroid and PCOD as these are the commonest ad curable if early diagnosed
User :   okay i will do that... but i think i should really clean up my nutrition since my fat intake is low
Doctor :   yes, i would ask you to go for selected fat
Doctor :   as you say over weight being a long term problem
Doctor :   like one containing linoliec and oliec acids ( fatty acids)
User :   thank you
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