Amenorrhoea is a term used to define the absence of menstruation during the usual menstrual years for more than six months. It is considered to be a symptom of another condition. It is classified into two sub categories primary amenorrhoea and secondary amenorrhoea. Primary amenorrhoea is when a female has not menstruated by the age of sixteen often caused by an eating disorder. Secondary amenorrhoea is the cessation of menstruation for a period longer than six months in an adult woman. Pregnancy, lactation and PCOS appear to be the main reasons that a woman may experience secondary amenorrhoea.
Oligomenorrhoea is a similar menstrual irregularity to amenorrhoea. It is a term used to describe menstruation that has diminished in amount and frequency of menstruation; PCO/S or elevated prolactin levels often cause it. Research suggests suggest that although oligomenorrhoea is often caused by a disorder, it can also occur in young women beginning their menstrual cycles and also in women nearing menopause.
Women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome PCO/S often experience menstrual irregularity. Other causes may be emotional or physical stress, chronic illness, intense exercise often in athletes, poor nutrition, chronic illness and menopause.
The Naturopaths at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic have great success with treating irregular cycles. The most important part of the treatment is to find out the cause so it can be corrected and cycle regularity restored. Hormone tests and further investigations will be discussed to determine the cause.
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