Menstrual cycle, especially menstrual period probably is one of the taboo topics, but if you observe more closely it can reveal a lot of information when it comes to your health. Read this article and find out the six things your monthly visitor can tell about your health from what’s normal to what’s not at any age.
The medical term for menstrual cramps is dysmenorrhea. Those cramps cause pain due to the shedding of the uterine lining during your period. According to statistics, it happens to 50 % of women and is the result of excessive amounts of prostaglandin. This hormone is involved in pain and inflammation. Severe, disabling cramps felt in the lower abdomen. Still, it can indicate even more serious health problem: endometriosis. Women with the disorder have uterine tissue growing outside the uterus, typically in the pelvic area. As the tissue begins to shed away, the blood has nowhere to go. About 7 – 10 % of women suffer from endometriosis.
Color and Flow of Your Menstrual Cycle
Alisa Vitti is a holistic health counselor and functional nutritionist who describes most period colors in three ways:
- mashed frozen blueberries
- strawberries jam
- cranberry juice
According to this doctor, the color of your period can expose many things about your hormonal health.
Period which texture and color is similar to frozen blueberries may indicate high cholesterol estrogen levels. Moreover, this may lead to heavier cycle since higher estrogen levels mean the uterus lining could be thicker than normal.
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