Menstruation (Menstrual cycle)

The menstrual cycle explains a lot – your body weaves its story out.

Having a symmetrical menstruation routine is a signal that your body performs its essential functions correctly. It’s a “bleeding for change.” So, let’s dig into the detail of what actually menstruation is.

Menstruation (Menstrual cycle)
Menstruation (Menstrual cycle)

What is Menstruation?

Menstruation is the process of a feminine body that mutates a child’s body to an adult body, making it acceptable for reproduction. Or simply it prepares a female body for a potential pregnancy.

Fundamental Facts
> Menstruation starts from 8 to 15 years (average starting age is primarily 12), and it stops between the ages of about 45 to 55 (mostly stop in the early 50s).
> Mostly menstruation happens every 28 days interval, but it is ranging from day 21 to day 40. 
> It usually lasts for about 5 days; however, in most instances, it lasts between 3 and 8 days.
> The first 2 days are considered to be heaviest.
> In the heaviest days, blood is red whereas, during lighter days, it has pink, brown, or black colour.
> Women lose about 30 to 72 milliliters (approx. 5 to 12 teaspoons) of blood during their menstruation. 
> Some common symptoms of menstruation are acne, bloating or swelling in the abdomen, diarrhea, constipation, cramps or pain in the lower part of the abdomen, mood changes, and unusual tiredness.

How it all goes?

Menstruation occurs when blood and tissue from the uterus come out from the vagina. During this period, a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days. The process takes place every month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy. This process is known as a menstrual cycle, which is controlled by hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

What exactly Happens during the Menstrual Cycle?

A female body having 2 ovaries, both hold bags of tiny eggs; these eggs are bit small to look with the human eyes.

During the menstrual cycle, these eggs become mature means they are about to be fertilized via sperm cell. In this process, the lining of the uterus becomes thick and spongy; so, if any egg gets fertilized, it has a nice soft place to set down and initiate a pregnancy.

Lining: a material made out of tissue and blood just like other materials
inside the body. It mainly contains nutrients that aid pregnancy to grow.

To be continued…

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