Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Can the pandemic be affecting my period?

    Rhandi Wise, MD

    Stress caused by the ongoing pandemic may have caused your body to do some weird things and for women, this includes your monthly period. Anxiety and stress can affect your cycle in more ways than you think. Your system tries to prioritize safety over ovulation, causing your period to be heavier or lighter than normal and come early, late, or not at all. Recent weight gain or loss may also slow or stop ovulation altogether. You can monitor your changes through apps designed to keep track of your cycle. But if something doesn’t seem right, call your doctor to discuss.

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