Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Treatment
Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying causes. In this post you learn about are some common approaches to Hypothalamic Amenorrhea treatment.
Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) is a condition characterized by the absence of menstrual periods in women of reproductive age due to disruptions in the normal functioning of the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that plays a key role in regulating various bodily functions, including the menstrual cycle.
Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) is often associated with factors such as excessive exercise, restrictive eating behaviors, and high levels of stress. Treating hypothalamic amenorrhea typically involves addressing the underlying causes. Here are some common approaches to its treatment:
Many women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) engage in restrictive diets. To be able to recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) it is important that you get rid of all kinds of restrictions and start to properly fuel and nourish your body. A dietitian or healthcare professional can help create a balanced meal plan to ensure adequate calorie intake and essential nutrients.
Restoration of a healthy body weight
Another important part of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea treatment is restoration of an healthy body weight. A healthy weight will help normalize hormone levels and support the return of menstrual cycles. Please note that you might have to gain weight even if you are on a “healthy” weight according to BMI. Healthy weight has indeed very little to do with the BMI scale. If you are below your set point, it means that you are underweight for your body. And if you lack your period, it is a sign that you are in fact underweight for your body. If you want to read more about weight, weight gain and set point, I recommend that you read this post.
Reduction of Excessive Exercise
Excessive exercise, especially when combined with inadequate caloric intake, can disrupt hormonal balance and contribute to Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA). Therefore, modifying exercise routines to allow for more rest and recovery is an essential part of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea treatment. Reducing the intensity, duration, or frequency of workouts, at least temporarily, can help restore hormonal function.
Chronic stress can negatively impact hormonal regulation. Engaging in stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and relaxation exercises can be beneficial in promoting hormonal balance and restoring menstrual cycles.
Work on your mindset
To be able to fully recover and avoid relapse it is important to address psychological factors that may be contributing to Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA), such as body image issues, perfectionism, or stress-related behaviors.
Education and Support
Providing education about the importance of menstrual health, reproductive function, and the potential consequences of untreated Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) can motivate you to make necessary lifestyle changes.
Recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) is really channeling. With the right support your recovery will feel less overwhelming and less scary. If you manage to recover you will not only be able to restore menstrual function but also your overall health.
*All content is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.