Impact of menstruation on women’s health

There are studies which often describe this fact that women who bleed a lot have a reduced quality of life, where almost half a women avoid themselves from attending social feasts because of bleeding. We have found that over 90 per cent of women find bleeding to be bothersome and a higher percentage feel shabby. Additionally, 16 per cent of women report that they take leave from work due to this. Women who bleed a lot during menstruation are a heterogeneous group, where there can be many causes behind the bleeding. But do you know what impact menstruation has on a woman’s body?

Menstrual cycle involves many psychological changes, such as irritability, mood liability, depression and anxiety. The most prevalent physical symptoms of the menstrual cycle include tenderness of the breast, diarrhea, back pain, vomiting and fluid retention. Menstrual cycle usually occurs every 28 days. Many women inhibit more appetite and there are increased in food craving especially craving for chocolate. A heavy and painful menstrual period has a notable role on the academic and social lives as well.

When you’re moody and crampy, you may or may not feel motivated. A survey shows that more than half a women experience period pain which can affect their ability to do their job. Few feel drained out of energy and motivation and few can perform better at mental and physical tasks at that time of the month. The female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone can alter the brain’s reward system and can affect their motivation power, but when this takes place some women feel at their best a week after their period, while others do so just before. Severe pain can affect mental agility too.

Many empirical studies show that although a majority of women declare menstruation as, something negative and disturbing, only a much smaller percentage would want to get rid of it because menstruation seems to be associated with feelings of connectedness with nature and with other women. The menstrual cycle is governed by hormones that rise and fall in rhythmic patterns, influencing the variety of physical sensations and emotional shifts that you may experience for several days before menstruation and sometimes during the first few days of menstrual flow. Hormonal fluctuations are normal and are not a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Some people report not feeling very different, or experiencing increased energy and creativity. Among the more negative changes are mood swings, fatigue, depression, bloating, breast tenderness, and headaches. These premenstrual experiences may be mild, but sometimes they can disrupt our lives significantly.