Certainly less than before, but menstruation is still a taboo subject. There are various customs around the world, from social to religious, that offer their views on what is ridiculous and what is not during menstruation.
Fortunately, things change for the better over the years, but there is still room for change for the better and one of the best ways for that change is to talk about menstruation and call it by its name.It’s not “Auntie from Russia” or “These days of the month”. It’s menstruation. It is accompanied by blood and pain, sometimes it affects our mood and brings relief or sadness and sometimes both.
Knowledge of the body structure, the function of individual organs, especially the reproductive organs, is on the one hand a guarantee that reproductive health is maintained through responsible behavior and, on the other hand, the best possible sexual satisfaction is achieved for both women and men.
In a woman’s life, menstruation is one of the factors undergoing change that one should be aware of. In the following text we have selected some interesting facts about menstruation in different phases of life.
However, before going through certain stages of life, we will find that menstrual pain must be taken seriously even at a young age. You can also talk to your gynecologist about things like pelvic, lower back, lower abdominal pain, or any other symptom that may be troubling you, because sometimes such symptoms can indicate a menstrual disorder, but also some serious gynecological conditions.
PREADOLESCENCE AND TEENAGE YEARS
The age at which a person will have their first period depends on a number of factors. There’s genetics, body mass index, the food he eats, the amount of physical activity, and even the place the person lives.
When it does occur, it is not uncommon for menstruation to be irregular and unpredictable in the first few months. This onset is somewhat reminiscent of menopause, as we do not ovulate at the beginning and at the end.
It is also important to know that our menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones. Bleeding, cramps, emotional changes, tender breasts – it all depends on the amount of hormones our body releases at any given time. There are two hormones that specifically dictate the cycle.
The first is estrogen, which stimulates the growth of the lining of the uterus, and the second is progesterone, which regulates that growth.
After the first menstruation, it is not uncommon to experience shame, confusion, and even frustration. Such feelings arise because a person has a completely new experience that, among other things, involves a very intimate part of the body.
The twenties are, among other things, the year of fertility. This is the time when the body is best prepared for the baby and for most women it means regular cycles.
Of course, not all people in their twenties want children, so many women choose contraception.
Contraceptive use can, among other things, further regulate the cycle if it has been untidy. However, it may take a person some time to find the pills that will work best for them.
A person becomes sexually mature between the ages of 20 and 29. In many cases, it also means making a gender decision during menstruation. A woman doesn’t have to avoid him if she doesn’t want to. It is only important that she makes the decision that she feels best and most comfortable with.
Finally, it’s important to know that there are twenties when certain symptoms can mean a problem. There are polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, myomas, heavy bleeding and painful periods (dysmenorrhea), among others.
If you are having extremely painful and heavy menstrual periods in your twenties, bleeding too long, or if anything seems unusual to you, see your gynecologist. It is also extremely important to make regular visits to gynecological exams a habit, whether or not you are having certain difficulties.
The thirties are divided in terms of menstruation. At the beginning of this decade, if all is well, you will still ovulate regularly and your menstruation will be about the size of your twenties. This means, among other things, that you can still have painful menstruation.
When it comes to childbirth, more and more women prefer to choose their thirties for this step in life, even though our bodies are ready for it by the age of twenty.
As for pregnancy, the changes in the body are innumerable and vary from person to person, but one thing is certain – there is no menstruation during pregnancy. Even after the birth, it can sometimes take months for the cycle to return to normal. One of the factors on which the return of the cycle depends is breastfeeding.And while some women have less painful periods after giving birth, not necessarily all of them.Entry into the mid-decades and late thirties may, for some, mark the beginning of a new journey called perimenopause.
Perimenopause is a period of several years that precedes the permanent cessation of menstruation. During this period, major changes occur in a woman’s life, from those in the endocrine and reproductive systems to social and psychological ones.
While it’s perfectly normal for this period to start in your 30s, most women still experience it in their forties.
And as always, if you experience unusual pain or anything that doesn’t seem normal to you, call your doctor.
Much like the years it first appeared, menstruation can be unpredictable this decade as well.
The regular cycle in their forties is a thing of the past for many women and the struggle with unpredictable blood outbreaks begins, often with a kind of constant bleeding, blood clots …
Although the forties is a common time for perimenopause, having an irregular cycle doesn’t always mean it is occurring. If you suspect you may have perimenopause, consider other suitable symptoms, including:
- dry vagina
- Heat attacks
- Night sweats
- sleep disorder
- emotional ups and downs / mood swings
- weight gain
- thinning hair
- dry skin
- Loss of fullness in the chest.
Entry into perimenopause doesn’t mean you need to call your doctor right away, but they can prescribe therapy for you if necessary. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a good night’s sleep also help relieve symptoms.
Most experts agree that a person has officially entered menopause after not having menstruated for 12 consecutive months.
Some women end their menopause earlier, others later, and most women can expect their perimenopausal symptoms to subside in their 50s.
Of course, hormonal fluctuations can occur in women even without menstruation.Although a person has ovaries, certain hormonal activities are possible, but over the age of 60, most people don’t have many of them.
Menopause can be emotionally challenging, and not just because of hormonal changes. Me menopause is the same thing as the menstrual topic or too little talked about.
However, the reason for such a thing does not exist and honesty is important. So when you have the need and desire to speak openly about these topics.