What causes menstrual cramps? Why do your breasts swell before your period? Why does it feel like you're carrying a load of bricks in your uterus every month? And why does it always happen just before you're due to go on a romantic vacation with your partner?
What you should have asked your teachers about your menstrual cycle. Learn the truth about what's really happening while you're menstruating.
1. How long do periods ACTUALLY last?
A woman's average monthly period lasts 3 to 5 days and occurs about once a month if she is not pregnant. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining, which happens in cycles until menopause. Periods can be light or heavy, early or late - and many girls and women may have irregular periods for several years before they become regular. A typical menstrual cycle lasts 28 days
2. Do periods hurt?
Period pain affects more than 70% of women at some stage of their lives. With a combination of proven, effective therapies and you can get rid of period pain for good!
3. Is bleeding the same each month?
No. You should know that the level of bleeding during your period will not be the same each time. You may or may not experience extreme pain or nausea, this is normal for some.
4. Are menstrual cups safe?
Menstrual cups are designed to be safer, more convenient and eco-friendly than tampons. They collect your flow rather than absorb it so you can save up to 200$ per year on period products, plus there are health benefits associated with period cups compared to tampons.
5. How can I track my cycle?
Imagine being able to manage period pain, discomfort, and unpleasantness that menstruation brings. Finally, there is a solution—the Menstrual Calendar. It is a one-of-a-kind guide that teaches you how to accurately track your menstrual cycle…without the common miscalculations so often found in popular calendars or by guessing!
6. Where can I learn more about my cycle?
All women go through some or parts of the menstrual cycle. However, most women do not know exactly what is happening to our bodies during these times. This book outlines all of the changes that you experience during your monthly period. It will guide you on what products to use (specifically the implications of the contraceptive pill).
If you have been were missing out fun activities because of PMS then we would highly recommend reading this book. Once you learn about what causes menstrual pain and PMS, you'll discover how it's possible to treat these issues naturally and it may even save you years of unnecessary pain and discomfort. We sure wish we had this when we were in school.
What Do You Think? Do you know what causes your cycle to be irregular, painful, or just plain tough? Is this something you could work on with your doctor, or do you want to take a natural approach? Let us know in the comments.
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