Pros And Cons Of The Menstrual Cycle

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Alya Alhussinii
Farah Alamri
Bshaier Aljehani
Rotana Kamel

What's the menstrual cycle?
The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of changes a woman's body goes through in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy.
What happens during the menstrual cycle?
Each month, one of the ovaries releases an egg. At the same time, hormonal changes prepare the uterus for pregnancy. If ovulation takes place and the egg isn't fertilized, the lining of the uterus sheds through the vagina.
In the first half of the cycle, the levels of estrogen (the “female hormone”) starts to rise. Estrogen makes the lining of the uterus (womb) grow and thicken. This lining of the womb is the place that will nourish the embryo if a pregnancy occurs. At the same
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For some women, use of birth control pills can help regulate menstrual cycles. However, some menstrual irregularities can't be prevented. Regular pelvic exams can help ensure that problems affecting your reproductive organs are diagnosed as soon as possible.
In addition, consult your health care provider if:
• Your periods suddenly stop for more than 90 days — and you're not pregnant
• Your periods become erratic after having been regular
• You bleed for more than seven days
• You bleed more heavily than usual or soak through more than one pad or tampon every hour or two
• Your periods are less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart
• You bleed between periods
• You develop severe pain during your period
Remember, tracking your menstrual cycle can help you find out what's normal for you and what isn't.
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General tips…
Here are some tips that helps in stabilizing mood swings and improving a woman’s emotional health in the weeks before menstruation.
• Exercise: Physical activity can lift moods and improve depression. It’s believed that endorphins — feel-good brain chemicals that are released during exercise — may help counteract some of the hormone changes that may trigger severe
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