Did you know that your period can be a great indicator of your health? For example, irregularities in the length of your period can be a symptom of too much stress or major health conditions. This is why it is important to understand your menstrual cycle and period. So, how long do periods last and what does the time frame mean for YOUR health?
Women know their individual bodies best, but it isn’t uncommon to be unaware of many things concerning the menstrual cycle. Your entire cycle is a good indicator of your health; your period is only part of that, but it is the part most women are familiar with. Here is (almost) everything you should know about your cycle.
Because women are unique, their reproductive health is unique as well. Even if your concern may seem embarrassing, you should be sure to ask your doctor about the issues you are experiencing. Here are some of the most important things to bring up to your gynecologist.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition that is characterized by the abnormal production of androgens. These are male sex hormones that women DO have in small amounts, but in larger amounts can result in fluid-filled sacs called cysts forming in the ovaries. The ovaries can experience other issues, especially related to ovulation.
Women have an average of 450 periods in their lifetime, so it seems strange that they would be surprised by anything related to the menstrual cycle. However, there are many things women of all ages don’t know about their periods! Here are some facts that every woman should understand about their menstruation:
Of the many different forms of birth control available, the intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective, with a 99% success rate. An IUD can be in place for several years and be effective; but also can be easily removed without affecting your ability to get pregnant.
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