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How does amenorrhea affect my body?

While amenorrhea mostly affects the reproductive system, causes such as anorexia or bulimia, excessive exercise, or tumors may cause lasting damage to the body. Tumors may spread and prevent the functioning of organs, and anorexia and bulimia can cause extreme muscle or bone loss if untreated. The absence of menstruation can cause effects similar to those of menopause if it is not addressed. One serious condition associated with amenorrhea is osteoporosis, or bone loss, that usually occurs in menopausal women who do not have enough calcium and vitamin D to maintain the bone density. Prolonged amenorrhea can also increase the risk of infertility.

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