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What Period Says about Your Health

What your Period Says about Your Health?

Woman menstruation cycle will tell a lot about your health. It will be very surprising what your periods say about your health. Some of the reports from American gynaecologists suggest that a woman’s period must be deemed a vital sign beside blood pressure, pulse and temperature due to menstruations closely connected to hormone health which control the whole body functionality. 

Let’s go in deep about periods impact on women health.

What could abnormal bleeding mean?

There will be no consent exists about the exact parameters of a normal period, but there are many consensuses for abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal bleeding includes: 

  • Bleeding or spotting amid periods 
  • Bleeding after sex
  • More massive bleeding or for more days than normal
  • Bleeding after menopause

The problems of abnormal uterine bleeding may vary, and these types of bleeding don’t mean always have health complications. Still, abnormal uterine bleeding could potentially be a sign of: 

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Clotting disorders or other bleeding disorders
  • Uterus abnormalities
  • Medication side effects 
  • Ovarian, uterine or cervical cancer
  • Uterus or cervix infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disorders, etc.

Abnormal bleeding means the inadequacy of normal bleeding patterns such as rare or nonexistence periods which can be caused because of stress or physical activity like sports or rigorous exercise. 

What does a normal period mean?

In general, periods can vary from woman to woman; regular periods will last for three to seven days, while a monthly menstrual cycle is 28 to 32 days. The austerity of symptoms before and during your period can also vary. There may be cramping, breast tenderness, bloating, headaches, fatigue, mood swings and food cravings. One can recognise regular periods by tracking your symptoms and qualities such as duration and colour of your blood each month. If you get to know about the monthly periods, it will be simpler to notice differences and determine whether you may be encountering other health issues. 

Period blood colours indicate about health issues

The colour of the period blood will help you to identify any potential health issues. As per Prevention, the period blood colour could potentially point to a number of underlying conditions, though these are not always the case for every woman.

  • Watery or diluted Period blood: This indicates nutritional deficiency such as severe anaemia.
  • Gray and red mix: This indicates infection such as sexually transmitted disease
  • Dark red with large clots: This suggests that there may be high estrogen or low progesterone. With large lumps showing a severe hormonal imbalance which eventually leads to uterine fibroids.
  • Cranberry bright red: This indicates the healthy regular periods.
  • Dark brown: Old blood before or after the period that is in the uterine lining which has had time to oxidize finally make a way out of the body, which is a normal condition.
  • Pinkish: This is due to low estrogen levels, poor nutrition, polycystic ovary syndrome or perimenopause.

Every woman normal period will look different, including blood colour. The blood colour can help to determine what your period says about your health condition.

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