date of publication:07.04.2020 | 19:00 GMT | the health
As the Corona virus continues to pandemic, the feeling of stress can increase more than ever, even if we don’t realize it.
And this constant underlying pressure can lead to some strange changes in the body, from chest pain to the appearance of pimples, and can also cause damage to the menstrual cycle.
And revealed, nursing doctor, Sarah Toller, that stress and psychological pressure activates a specific hormonal pathway that promotes the secretion of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.
She explained that “excessive secretion of cortisol can inhibit the normal levels of reproductive hormones,” and Toller added: “This may lead to abnormal ovulation, which may disrupt the menstrual cycle.” Stress can cause abnormalities and pain, and can stop the menstrual cycle completely. .
The stress of daily life can also affect how long the course lasts. However, there may be many other factors that may play a role in stopping the cycle completely.
Dysmenorrhea and painful menstruation are associated with situations of high psychological pressure, such as the state of social isolation experienced by the world.
Toler stressed that it should be borne in mind that the increased stress caused by the Corona virus is likely to be the cause of any noticeable changes to the menstrual cycle, not the virus itself.