Understanding your menstrual cycle
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The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of changes a woman`s body goes through in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy. You probably already know about your menstrual cycle phase like how often you get your periods and how painful or heavy they are. But you still need to know about the reproductive organs inside a woman`s body and how to control it.
How to understand your menstrual cycle
The menstrual cycle always begins on the first day of your period and continues up to the first day of your next period. You are most fertile at the time of ovulation, that is; when an egg is released from your ovaries, which usually occurs within 12 to 14 days before your next period starts. This is the time of the month when you are most likely to get pregnant.
It is unlikely that one gets pregnant just after her period. Although it is important to remember that sperm can sometimes survive in the body for up to 7 days after you`ve had sex.
This simply means it may be possible to get pregnant soon after your period finishes and if you ovulate early, especially if you have a naturally short menstrual cycle. It is advisable to use contraception when you have sex if you don`t want to become pregnant.
What are the signs to show you are about to start your menstrual cycle
- Breakout ( getting pimples )
- Sore breasts
- Cramps ( pain in your lower back or lower belly )
- Feeling tired ( pain or cramps )
- Mood swings ( when your emotions changes quickly or you feel angry or anxious )
- Bloating ( when your belly feels puffy ).
Causes of Menstrual CrampsPainful menses can be caused by different things which are also partly our fault as girls for example
1. Excess intake of sugar
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Which can be harmful to your health and can also increase the chances of having very serious painful menses.
2. Frequent intake of cold substance
When you take in excess cold stuff`s you increase the chance of having a painful menstrual cycle and that also may be of harm to your health.
3. Low intake of proper balanced diet
When your body lack enough minerals it causes you to have a painful menstrual cycle because your body is not strong enough for you to lose so much amount of blood.
Phases of the menstrual cycle
The days count for the menstrual cycle begins on the first day of menstruation when blood starts to come out of the vagina. In this section, the length of the menstrual cycle has been assumed to be U 28 days ( which is the average among women the entire duration of a menstrual cycle can be divided into four main phases.
1. Menstrual phase (from day 1 to 5)
2. Follicular phase (from day 1 to day 13)
3. Ovulation phase (day 14)
4. Luteal phase (from day 15 to day 28)
Things to avoid when you are on your period
1. Taking cold food, water, or drinks.
2. Avoid been hit on the stomach.
3. Taking too much for sweet substance.
4. Avoid laying down all day, instead, try some exercise it might be of help.
5. Avoid too much hot substance, instead, prefer something warm.
If you are having a menstrual pain go to your pharmacist and ask for drugs don`t just take in any kind of drug it might be harmful to your health. And can increase the chances of you having some serious issue later.
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