Phases and changes of the menstrual cycle

The menstrual cycle is a distinguishing feature of the life cycle of women and a sign that they are ready to enter the reproductive stage. The menstrual period is associated with women between the age of 12 and about fifty.

The menstrual cycle has a number of stages and has many developments.

The first stage

From day 1 to day 7: menstrual period characterized by bleeding from the vagina and women lose blood with some tissues from the wall of the uterus, in addition to the egg is not vaccinated. 
And the abundance of blood has nothing to do with your body size or size, but controlled by genetic factors, and most women note that bleeding less after about three days, and at this particular stage begins another egg in the ovaries mature.

Changes that happen to you :

You may have an urgent desire to eat sweets.

Your skin in this period is sensitive and more prone to spots and rash.

FYI this is the worst time of the month for hair removal because your skin will be very sensitive at this stage.

You may have difficulty sleeping and your nights may be uncomfortable. Take a warm bath before bed to help you relax.

You may feel tired and tense. You can resist these situations by practicing moderate sports such as walking.

The second phase

Day 8 to Day 14: Pre-ovulation The level of female hormone estrogen starts to rise as ovulation approaches when an egg is released from a ovary. And you are at this stage in the highest degree of fertilization. Your body temperature is slightly higher.

Changes that happen to you :

You may show excess feelings of jealousy

You may complain of a pain in the right or left side of the lower abdomen. It may take from a few minutes to a few hours and is the appropriate time for fertilization. If you plan with your husband to make a family, this is the right time.

You notice the emergence of clear sticky secretions that seep out of the vagina. The function of these secretions is to connect sperm to the egg to fertilize.

You feel and look radiant and in excellent overall self-esteem

third level

From day 15 to day 21 Post ovulation: The egg passes at this stage through one of the tubes Ā«FallopĀ» towards the uterus and the level of estrogen decreases while the level of progesterone

Changes that occur :

You experience mood swings as your body swells due to fluid retention

Eat meals rich in meat, carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit to pre-warm your health before the next blood drop

Fight pain with painkillers such as paracetamol pills and hot liquids such as tea and vegetable soup.

The fourth stage

From day 22 to day 28, premenstrual: the level of progesterone hormone continues to rise continuously during this period

Changes that happen to you :

You may feel sharpness in the print, depression, headache, a desire to cry, soreness in the breasts and confusion. These symptoms of “pre-menstrual tension”

Your love for food, especially bread, rice, noodles, pies and chocolate, increases. This may be a sign of low blood sugar.

In this period your skin becomes greasy and your hair is fat.

You may not be able to wear your clothes due to your fluid retention and weight gain. It may reach up to three kilograms of saturated fluid before menstruation begins.

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