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Am I eating enough calories & How can I get my period back ?

am I eating enough calories?/ how can I get my period back? I changed my eating habits a year ago and I started working out 6 days a week for 30-40 minutes per time. I do cardio (run/bike/eliptical) 3 days a week, and weight lifting 3 days a week. I also changed my diet around completley. I started eating mainly organic and only whole wheat breads from a health food store, and don't eat food with partially hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup. I also only let myself eat dessert twice a week. I am a 19 year old female. Before I started this change I was 5'5 and 130 pounds. I am now 5'5 and 123 pounds. I have recently stopped getting my period and haven't gotten it for 2 1/2 months. I am really nervous about that. How do I get it back? and will I get it back? My mom thinks I have an eating disorder, and I feel addicted to excersise somedays. Like I can't live without it. I need opinions. Also I really love eating dessert, can I eat it more than 2 days a week without gaining weight ?
Asked On : Sat, 28 Aug 2010
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Read your prob, after changing eating habit anemia may be the cause of delayed period. hormonal imbalancis also cause of it, you should get blood test like CBC. serum gonadal hormonal assay. rule out the cause n start proper treatment.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response

Thanks for query.

By eating habit you can not have absence of period.

Your case requires evaluation,

This may be due to ,

1,some hormonsl imbalance.

2,thyroid problem,


Consult gynaec and go for investigations.

After all reports go for treatment accordingly.

Ok and bye.

Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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  User's Response
hi ally, welcome to health care magic.see periods stop may because of if you are pregnant or some hormonal imbalance,stress,may be thyroid
its not because of exercise you continue exercise without side add fruits into your diet like papita also drine sugarcane juice before one week which help in start your concern gynec for that.for start your period you take T.MEPRATE(10mg)3times a day for 3 days after stop the medicine you get your period back in 3 to 4 days.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
you need some blood tests for hormones like thyroid, FSH,LH
there may be chance of PCOD. for that you have to consult your gynecologist. after all investigation the possible cause can be found.
if you are overweight then try to have diet modification and regular exercise
take care
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.First of all change in diet can not lead to missed periods.Your are doing to exercise regularly that is good.You also know that you need to lost weight, judicious mix of diet control and exercise will help you.Please plan your diet well,have 4-5 servings per day,it should include,fruits,salads,soups and natural juices.Please avoid deserts,chocolates,ice cream,cold drinks etc,at least in initial phase.please also get your thyroid hormone level not worry about minor things ,weight loss is a mission.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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