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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
hello! i have a big problem. my menstruation stopped and i guess this happened because i lost weight (about 20% of my weight) and i am doing more physical activity than usually. because of this, i have very few female hormones, fewer than men. now i have very low blood pressure and my hands are always very cold.
do you know how should i get my periods back and solve my problems?
It sounds as if you could have an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa and your periods stopping are a sign of the malnutrition that is associated with that condition, as are the cold hands and blood pressure. I would strongly urge you to see your primary care provider and discuss how you can improve your health and nutrition so that you can solve your problems.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati