The relationship between the menstrual cycle and hormonal
Hormonal system women control the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The hypothalamus is a very sensitive part of the brain, susceptible to the slightest stress, disorders, infections. That's why ARI can cause disruptions in his work. In turn, this affects the function of the pituitary gland – the main organ of the endocrine system that produces hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle - follicle-stimulating and luteinizing.
Follicle-stimulating hormone accelerates the growth and maturation of the follicle and also affect the production of estrogen (estradiol). Luteinizing hormone responsible for ovulation and progesterone secretion.
Colds and menstrual cycle
Any disease, and colds in particular, is stressful for the woman's body. In a state of tension it inhibits the production of luteinizing hormone. That's why a cold can delay a period. However, worry not: normally the menstrual cycle disruptions of this nature is a temporary phenomenon. Of regularity occurs over one to two months.
Breaking the loop
Delay of menstruation usually lasts from 2 to 6-7 days, depending on the severity of colds. For longer delays you should consult a doctor. There are also other violations of the monthly (may accompany the delay): spotting after menstruation or their appearance in the middle of the cycle, pain in lower abdomen, lower back, longer and heavy periods than usual or Vice versa.
What can you do if your period is delayed
The main thing you need to do in case of delay caused by the cold - treatment and rest, to prevent hypothermia. It is not necessary to carry the disease "on their feet", it is better to take sick leave and be alone: in the days of sickness I want to sleep, and that's a natural reaction to the infection.
At this time not recommended for intense physical activity and alcohol consumption. It is necessary to provide fresh air to the room, and also to monitor the humidity: the lack of moisture contributes to the spread of colds.
You need to drink a lot of liquid – camomile or lime tea with honey, tea with lemon, ginger, currant, raspberry, hot milk with cocoa butter and take vitamin C. to prevent the development of angina, it is necessary to rinse after eating, mouth and throat (decoction of chamomile for example), often to brush your teeth.