11 Most Common Reasons for Periods Being Late (by Expert)

Late periods can cause worry among women after marriage related to unexpected pregnancy or hormonal change issues. Furthermore, women who are accustomed to having regular periods begin to place undue stress on their late periods. So, such women should know that there are many other reasons for periods being late apart from pregnancy. Below you can learn the top 11 reasons for late periods.

Common Signs Of Period Coming Late

  • Fatigue issues when you are pregnant (it stimulates a large amount of progesterone hormone due to which periods may go late).
  • Stress or anxiety related to your work schedule or any other reason.
  • Breast changes occur during the breastfeeding stage.
  • Headache, nausea, or body cramping problems.

What Are The Regular Period Cycle Time And Its Importance?

regular period cycle time

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Generally, the length of the period cycle will vary in all women, but ideally, it remains the time of 28 days. Also, the longer or shorter period cycle can delay between 21 to 40 days normally. It is important to get regular periods, because as a woman periods are only one way of releasing toxic tissues from the body. 

Top 11 Reasons For Periods Being Late 

1. Chronic Stress Issues

Chronic stress issues
  • As stress can start regulating different hormones in the body, which leads to excessive weight loss or gain, sickness, etc., which ultimately affects your period cycle.
  • So, chronic stress affects the menstrual cycle of women, which can lead to longer, shorter, or missing periods. In some cases, acute stress can lead to a delay of a 2-month period cycle in women. Also, some females get painful period cramps due to stress issues.
  • It is important to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle because chronic stress can lead to many disorders in your body. The major drawback of chronic stress is that it affects the part of the brain(hypothalamus). 

2. Significant Weight Loss 

Significant weight loss
  • When you are doing intense exercise to reduce your body weight, it starts reducing the estrogen level (a hormone that is responsible for the female reproductive process) in your body. This might affect your menstrual cycle.
  • Athletes and sportswomen often do excessive workouts for long hours and even consume fewer calories. At this stage, they sometimes experience secondary amenorrhea (periods stopped for 3 months) problems.
  • Overall, intense exercise is also considered as a natural remedy to postpone your period cycle.

3. High Obesity Levels

  • High obesity leads to many hormonal changes in your body. So, similar to how low body weight affects the period cycle and body functioning, obesity will do the same thing.
  • Obesity in your body will also cause inflammation, stress, and sometimes excessive estrogen production.
  • So, if you think obesity is the issue behind your late periods, then you should talk to a healthcare doctor or take a proper diet.

4. Suffering From PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Suffering from PCOS

  • A hormonal condition known as PCOS affects women during their reproductive years. It leads to diabetes, high blood sugar, uterine cancer, low chances of fertility, and missed period problems.
  • According to the statistics, approximately 5 million women in the United States are suffering from PCOS disease.
  • You can try Namhya periods care tea, a perfect combination of ayurvedic herbs, including Ashoka, Shatavari, Lodhra, Ashwagandha, and other herbs. The right elements in this tea nourish the hormones and promote their efficient functioning. It is specially made to cure your PCOS problem.

5. Taking Birth Control Pills

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  • Some females take birth control pills to stop the birth control rates, but this becomes one of the reasons for periods being late in them. 
  • While birth control pills are considered safe to balance the hormonal disorder as they contain a good dose of estrogen in them. Typically, a pack of these pills lasts for 28 days.
  • The hormones that are released in the first 3 weeks due to the birth control pills are active enough to stop your pregnancy, which causes late periods.

6. Experiencing the Perimenopause Stage

Experiencing the perimenopause stage

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  • The approximate age of menopause is 52 years in adult females, who do not get a period cycle for at least 12 months.
  • Some females also experience signs of menopause before 10 to 15 years of their ideal age, which is termed “perimenopause”. It is a sign that the estrogen levels in women are disturbing.
  • Irregular levels of estrogen can lead to irregular or missing periods in women at their early stage of menopause. 

7. Hormonal Imbalance Issues

Hormonal imbalance issues
  • As you know, hormonal imbalance is the major cause of missing periods. So, some hormones like prolactin or thyroid are responsible for delaying the period cycle. 
  • You can undergo a blood test to check whether a hormonal imbalance is affecting your period cycle.
  • Also, you can consume herbal products like Namhya periods care tea. It contains an ashwagandha herb, which will balance and regulate your hormonal disorder easily.

8. Pregnancy Stage

  • Pregnancy is generally not one of the reasons for periods being late. Even if the woman is using birth control correctly or has undergone contraception, there are still chances of her being pregnant.
  • So, there are no 100% correct birth control forms, and if a female is getting a late period after sexual intercourse once, then she should go for a home pregnancy test first. 
  • If a woman is getting a negative pregnancy test and still getting late periods, then she should consult a doctor.

9. Thyroid Gland Dysfunction

  •  Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism is one of the common causes of missed periods in women. 
  • The thyroid regulates the body's metabolism and is thus to blame for hormonal imbalances in women.
  • Also, females who believe in herbal products can try Namhya thyroid care tea for curing thyroid gland dysfunction.  

10. Undergoing Inflammatory Diseases In The Body

  • Females who suffer from various inflammatory diseases, such as Celiac disease, Late periods are more common in people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, and so on.
  • Essentially, any disease in your body can cause hormonal imbalance, slow your metabolism, and result in menstrual disorders. 
  • Also, if you experience chronic trauma or stress from the disease, it can lead to late period cycles.

 11. Females With Iron Deficiency or Anaemia

Females with iron deficiency or Anaemia
  • Iron deficiency or Anaemia is the problem that is observed in women of reproductive age. 
  • Also, the blood flow rate is affected in the body due to iron deficiency, which finally leads to late period problems.
  • So, women should eat iron-rich foods or try herbal products to cure their anaemia.

How Can an Ayurvedic Diet Help You Get Regular Periods?

  • Ayurveda recommends nourishing herbs like Ashwagandha and Shatavari in teas or cooking that can regulate your metabolism rate and control hormonal imbalances. 
  • Consuming raw fruits such as apples, watermelon, muskmelon, and fibre-rich vegetables can help regulate your monthly cycle. 
  • Add healthy fats like ghee, and flaxseed oil to your cooking and try to always eat warm food. Ginger is also good to be used in tea for gaining strength in the body.

How Do Namhya Food Products Help You To Get Regular Periods?

As suggested by Ayurveda, herbal products can help to regulate menstrual flow by maintaining the hormonal imbalance in the body. So, Namhya’s Women Health Tea product is the best herbal product that contains a mixture of super powerful ayurvedic herbs like Ashoka, Shatavari, lodhra, and ashwagandha. The benefits of this tea are:

  • You will get sufficient iron and protein intake in your body, boost your metabolism rate, and be able to properly balance your hormonal changes.
  • Specifically, the Ashoka herb is for maintaining your regular period flow, Shatavari will balance the estrogen level, Lodhra is for maintaining hormonal disorder, and Ashwagandha is for boosting immunity.
  • Also, enhance your hair growth and improve your skin problems.
  • Gives relaxation in your muscle cramping and reduces inflammation during periods.
Namhya periods care tea

The Namhya periods care tea is beneficial for PCOS problems also as its nutrient profile includes per serving

nutrient profile includes per serving

If preparing one cup of tea, then add 1 tbsp of tea leaves to a vessel and boil them for 2-3 minutes. After a while, strain the mixture and drink it. You can also add jaggery or honey to make it sweet.

End Words

After studying the common reasons for periods being late in this blog, you should try to avoid them if possible. Generally, the late period is considered after 30 days of the last menstrual cycle ending. To stop the late period problem, try to improve your eating habits and start living a healthy lifestyle. Also, you must know your hormonal changes or any disease affecting your body so that early treatment can be done. 

FAQs on Reasons For Periods Being Late

Q1. How long can you use Namhya’s Women Health Tea?

Ans. It comes with a bunch of 50-60 servings per packet. The usage life is 9 months.

Q2. For how much time should I continue to see results?

Ans. You must take it daily for about 3-6 months to see amazing results.

Q3. Who can drink Women Health Tea?

Ans. The tea is suitable for all women at any stage of their cycle. It is not just for PCOS-positive women. It has no negative effects and can be taken with other medications. After eating the tea for three months, women who do not have PCOS or PCOD should take a month off.

4. When is the best time to consume this beverage?

Ans. It may be consumed at any time of day. Ideally, first thing in the morning with a light stomach so that it doesn't interfere with digestion and nutrients are adequately absorbed. The suggested consumption is twice a day.

Ans. It may be consumed at any time of day. Ideally, first thing in the morning with a light stomach so that it doesn't interfere with digestion and nutrients are adequately absorbed. The suggested consumption is twice a day.

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Ridhima Arora

Ridhima Arora is an Indian entrepreneur, author, trained yoga instructor, and practicing nutritionist. She is the founder of Namhya Foods.Besides being the founder of Namhya foods, Ridhima also gives nutrition coaching in seminars to kids, NGOs, and corporates. She also works as a freelancer at Global Changemakers.