What is normal in periods and what is abnormal? Learn how to track - Dr.Shweta Mittal Gupta

Menstruation or period is usually a common process in every woman’s life. The period is not only necessary for reproduction but it also signals about health. Do you know when your last period was and how long it lasted? If not, you should monitor your period from now on. Tracking the date of periods helps to understand what is normal for you.

Along with this, it helps to understand the ovulation time and the necessary changes. If your period is irregular then it can be a sign of a health problem. Therefore it is very important for every woman to understand her period.

What is the period?

Every month an egg is released from the ovaries of women and this process is called ovulation. During this period, there is a hormonal change in the body of women and the uterus is ready for pregnancy. At the time of ovulation, when the egg is not fertilized, the lining of the uterus flows out of the vagina which is called a period or menstruation.

What is a normal menstrual period?

Usually, after every 21 to 35 days, the woman has a period which lasts for 2 to 7 days. This is called a normal period. The menstrual cycle is prolonged for a few years after onset but becomes shorter and more regular as it ages. During this time, there is pain with light or sharp bleeding which is generally considered normal.

How to track the Menstruation Cycle?

To track a period, see how many days are longer or shorter than your normal period each month. Also, attention should be paid to light or fast bleeding and the number of sanitary napkins. Special attention should also be paid to vaginal blood clots, along with changes in pain, mood and behaviour during menstruation.

Causes of Irregular menstruation?

However, there can be many reasons for irregular periods, which are sometimes not very serious. But it has been seen that irregular periods are often more in adolescent girls, in which menstruation has just started. There are several common reasons for irregular MC such as-

  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • More Stress
  • Nutritional deficiency in the diet
  • Thyroid
  • In menopause months
  • More exercise
  • Birth control pills

How to overcome period irregularity

Irregular menstruation can be corrected with the right treatment and lifestyle and dietary changes. Excess stress can also lead to irregular periods. Along with this, special attention should be paid to lifestyle changes and catering. Proper treatment of health problems can also overcome the problem of irregular periods.

Women have three hormones in the body called estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Experts point out that stress directly affects estrogen and progesterone hormones. The impact of these hormones increases the irregularity in the periods.

When should you see a Gynecologist for Irregular MC

If there is excess blood loss or bleeding for more than a week, a doctor should be contacted. Missing periods for 2 to 3 months is also a matter of concern. Irregular MC is not a common problem. It can also be caused by internal diseases. So if you see any symptoms of irregular periods, then do not delay contact a good Gynecologist. Negligence in this can lead to many difficulties.

Final Word: In this way, you can track your period every month and understand the state of your health. Healthy periods are generally considered a sign of good health, so every woman should keep an eye on her period.

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