Menstruation and Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation, also known as period is the regular discharge of blood and mucosa (known as menses) from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina…a process that comes with so many odds that leaves so many ladies with some ill feelings. Over 90% of women oppose to menstruation and would comfortably substitute it with something else owing to the kind and extent of stress and discomfort that comes with it. However nature has placed it as one of the several prices of womanhood.
When Menstruation Sets in During Woman’s Development.
Menstruation, otherwise known as period, may occasionally start at (as early stage) as 8 years or may still wait till age of 15 and still are considered normal. The average age of the first period is generally later in the developing world, and earlier in the developed world. However, the typical length of time between the first day of one period and the first day of the next is 21 to 45 days in young women, and 21 to 31 days in adults (an average of 28 days). The “bleeding” usually lasts around 2 to 7 days. Menstruation stops occurring after menopause which usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. Periods also stop during pregnancy and typically do not resume during the initial months of breastfeeding.
Abnormalities That Come With Menstruation.
This is where most ladies get weird and can even petition nature to end it all. So many odd things happen during menstruation which leave most women with much sad experience…starting from the notorious pre-menstruation cramp (the harbinger), to the menstrual pain itself.
Up to 80% of women report having some symptoms prior to and during menstruation and the commonest of which may include, amongst others, waist pain and pubic cramps, acne, pimples all over the face, loss of appetite, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired and dizzy, irritability, mood changes and physical aggression. Most women are very aggressive and highly unfriendly during this period.