5 menstruation questions we know you're dying to know the answers to
You may be having multiple questions about your period. Your daughter may be having menstruation questions. How do you talk to your daughter about her period? What does she really need to know?
We have collated 5 most popular questions about periods that we as women may be curious about.
- Is PMS real?
Yes. PMS is as real as you are and don’t question that based on some comments other people make without even knowing what we are probably going through. Due to PMS, women basically get upset over things that are conventionally normal for them, however, it is only because the coping capability in our body/ mind reduces when we’re going through bodily changes. What causes PMS is not exactly clear, but doctors believe that the decline in estrogen and progesterone the week before your period triggers the symptoms of PMS. Some studies also tell us that 56% of the PMS cases are genetically inherited!
- Can I exercise during my cycle?
Yes, of course! Nothing can get in your way of living, not even your uterus lining that has decided to shed for one entire week! Exercising has been proven to be a great method to reduce muscle cramps. Nevertheless, rigorous exercising should be avoided as it causes various other problems, while on the other hand, light work outs to activate your body is healthy.
- Why do I want junk food?
The scientific reason behind cravings is mysterious but everything that happens in our body, involves hormones. It is very common and normal to have weird period cravings, it is absolutely okay as long as it satisfies you. However, anything too much is unhealthy, so it is suggested to take nourishing foods like avocado and salmon during your cycle (or even in general!)
- Does that imply no pregnancy?
Well not exactly. Women do get their periods during their early pregnancy. Some women get it while others don’t so there is no correct answer when it comes to this question. However, you may or may not notice a difference, such as lighter or a heavier flow than usual. It all depends from person to person so the only way to confirm is through a pregnancy test or a doctor’s consultation.
- At what age will Menopause begin?
Menopause is very unique to everyone, just like how their puberty was. In a woman’s life the 2 unknown dates are the first day of her first period and the last day of her last’s. Menopause is basically when a woman hasn’t bled for 12 months in a row. It usually occurs between the ages 45 to 55 but the average age is 52.
Well, there you have it, some answers to common menstruation questions! We know that we don't talk about our periods very much to those around us, so if you have more burning questions, feel free to reach out to us, and we'll get them answered for you!