Nothing strikes worry into the heart of any girl or like a missed period, except if she is trying to get pregnant of course. Pregnancy is the first thing that we think of whenever our period is delayed. But is pregnancy the only reason for women to have a late period? Not at all!

Here are some of the lesser known and yet most common reasons why you might have missed your period:

These are all factors which contributes to hormonal imbalances and they can all be fixed.
The area of the brain called the hypothalamus, together with the pituitary gland, which also is in the brain, controls the hormones necessary for reproductive health.
Six hormones serve as chemical messengers to your reproductive system.
These hormones include:

During your menstrual cycle, GnRH is released first by the hypothalamus. This causes a chemical response in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of FSH and LH. Estrogen, progesterone, as well as testosterone (yes, the “male” hormone) are produced by the ovaries in response to stimulation by FSH and LH.
When these hormones work harmoniously, normal menstrual cycles happen.
Whenever this balance is disturbed, it can lead to the development of a great excessively thick uterine lining. This thickness can contribute to more bleeding than usual. It can additionally result clots in the menstrual blood when the lining is lose, make your periods irregular or make them stop all together. Detoxing can help you in that front and we would highly recommend you read our guide for managing menstrual pains as it can provide great insight into the matter.

A great start would be to start including for “good fats” in your diet, and lose weight as described in our guides.