Here are some steps you can take to help
prevent missed or irregular periods.
Avoid fad diets that greatly restrict calories
and food variety, and avoid rapid weight loss. To maintain a healthy weight,
focus on eating a variety of low-fat foods. For more information, see the
Healthy Eating and
consistently, as directed by your doctor. For more information, see the topic
gradually. For more information, see the topic
Learn and practice relaxation
exercises to reduce and cope with stress. For more information, see the topic
If you participate in
endurance sports, you may miss periods or stop
menstruating. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, and keep track of your periods. Tell
your doctor about any changes in your menstrual periods.
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June 13, 2013
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