Periods are considered to be one of the most taboo topics to talk about. But when it comes to your health, they reveal plenty of information.
Read on and find out the things your monthly visitor can tell you about your health.
1. Light Flow
Women who experience a lighter flow on their periods could be going through hormonal changes, stress, poor nutrition, or they might suffer from thyroid gland issue.
Light menstrual periods are often seen and considered to be normal in women who are entering perimenopause, or those who take birth control pills.
Abnormally light periods could indicate autoimmune disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Asherman’s syndrome.
2. Bleeding After Your Period
Just when you think you are done with your period for the month, you begin to experience breakthrough bleeding afterward. This is normal for women who take birth control pills, if not, consult a doctor immediately.
Vaginal bleeding can indicate cervical or uterine polyps, or could be due to cancer or pre-cancer and should therefore be evaluated immediately.
3. Severe Period Pain
If you experience unbearable and severe cramps which last for a couple of days you should consult a doctor.
Intensive cramps during your menstrual periods aren’t normal appearance.
Dr. Daniela Carusi, director of General Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston explains that women think that they need to withstand intensive cramps during their periods, which is totally wrong. Cramps will do a lot of damage if you don’t seek for an immediate solution from your doctor.
4. Absence of Your Period
If your period is late, the first thing that comes to your mind is pregnancy, but there are many reasons for having a late period. The chances are that you might have a hormonal imbalance, irregular ovulations, or PCOS. Consult your doctor if you suspect that you are affected by this condition.
If you have a problem with obesity or have low levels of body fat, then you are probably affected by serious hormonal imbalance which means that you should make some changes in your lifestyle.
Obese women who experience irregular periods should check if they are affected by Type 2 diabetes because the ovaries are directly impacted by insulin resistance. In this case, you must visit your doctor as soon as possible.
5. Color of Your Period
Knowing the color of your period can reveal a lot about your hormonal health. If the discharge has glutted red color that looks like “cranberry juice” than your secretion is normal.
Anyway, if you notice that your secretion has any other color, then you are probably affected by estrogen imbalance.
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