Monthly Periods – Know About Them A Little Than You Already Do!
Menstruation is a process of periodic blood discharge from the uterus through the vagina, and a series of change in a woman’s body. Females, during their 11-14 year of age, start bleeding on a monthly basis as an onset of puberty. This is a sign that a female has become able to reproduce, while she faces various hormonal changes during periods.
But there is a difference between a normal menstrual cycle and one which has some irregularities. Moreover, women should also understand the importance of this periodic process for their overall health and future. In this course of action, first you need to know what’s normal and what’s not, while keeping a track on menstruation cycle. This will lead to a healthy monthly cycle and prevent vaginal or cervical cancers.
In this way, first of all, you need to keep a track on how long your period lasts, how much bleeding took place and the exact dates.
What’s Normal Menstruation?
First day of the current periods to the first day of next period makes a cycle. It usually lasts 2-7 days and repeats itself every 21-35 days. Initially, these cycles are longer that gradually becomes shorter with age. This is a process that differs from women to women. Some of you may have light or heavy flow regularly, someone may feel pain or it may be pain free for some women. So the definition of ‘normal’ varies from woman to woman.
Using contraceptive pills to delay pregnancy also facilitate changes in your menstrual cycle. So, keeping a track record of the menstrual cycle will help you identify the consistency of your cycle. Here you can learn about how to track the menstrual period:
- End date – to know whether your periods are longer or shorter than the normal
- Flow ・Notice how often you require to use a new sanitary protection. This will help you to recognize whether your flow is lighter or heavier
- Abnormal bleeding ・Whether or not you’re bleeding between periods
- Pain ・Though pain to a certain quotient during periods is normal. But more than that is abnormal
- Other changes ・Identify, whether you’ve got mood swings, or any change in behavior during this monthly cycle
Causes of Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Expecting or lactating women often face delays in monthly cycle
Eating disorders like, anorexia nervosa, excessive exercising or extreme weight loss also can easily disrupt menstruation
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a genital disease in which small cysts are developed that also disturbs monthly cycle
Premature ovarian failure causes infrequent or irregular periods for years
Infection in genital organs called Pelvic inflammatory disease that is held responsible for irregular monthly bleeding
And, there are many other medical and natural reasons that create irregularities in female menstruation cycle.
How To Prevent Menstrual Irregularities?
Natural ways to control your menstruation irregularities include healthy lifestyle, eating habits, and everything that needs to be done in a healthier manner.
You must eat fruits on a daily basis. Specially, women should eat a fruit after every meal to reduce pain, cramping and heavy bleeding.
However, this is the most essential part of woman’s life, so they should immediately consult a gynecologist in case of any abnormalities in menstruation cycle.