What happens to your body when you are on your periods!
Here is why you get your periods every month.
Written by Debjani Arora|Published : December 14, 2017 7:25 PM IST
If you are not on your periods right now, I am sure you don t want to know what exactly happens to your body during that phase. On the other hand, if you are on your periods right now, you will despise clicking this link as already you are experiencing enough action your uterus is in full form performing at its optimum best. Cramps, heavy flow, loss of appetite, migraines all of these symptoms that you face during periods suggest that your hormones are working in tandem. Having periods in itself means that all your internal organs are functioning properly. Here are some home remedies to beat period pains.
Of course, there are signs that say you might be having problems like PCOD, endometriosis if you experience very heavy flow (changing pads every two hours) with unbearable pains, but, in general, cramps and heavy flow might be normal for most girls.
If you are wondering why you have to face this blood war every single month, let us remind you that regular periods indicate you are fertile and your body is preparing you for a pregnancy ahead (provided you are interested in birthing a baby). Even if you don t plan to have a baby (which is perfectly fine), know that the female body just works this way. Here is everything you need to know about the 40 weeks of your pregnancy.
Before we answer that question, know that period or menstruation is a complete cycle. One cycle comprises of days starting from the first day of menstruation to the start of the next cycle. Each cycle approximately consists of 28 days. However, this cycle differs from person to person. You experience vaginal bleeding during the first three to five days of your cycle. During the first day of your period, the uterus lining starts to shed. This shedding comprises of the uterus lining, blood and tissues (which also contains the unfertilised egg) that exit the body through the cervix and vagina.
What happens during your periods?
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During your periods the female reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone hits an all-time low. This initiates the lining of the uterus to shed. This shedding happens for around three to five days, the time for which you experience your period. Once the production of estrogen and progesterone revs up the shedding stops and the uterus lining starts to thicken once again.
Why you get your periods?
Your whole menstrual cycle is designed to get you pregnant. When ovulation happens approximately 14 days after the first day of period, an egg is released from the ovaries and moves to the fallopian tubes, where it could meet with a sperm and get fertilized. This explains why the uterus lining starts to thicken up so that it can implant the fertilised egg and help it get attached to the uterus lining to grow and nurture. But if the egg doesn t meet the sperm and pregnancy doesn t happen, the estrogen and progesterone levels drop and that thickened uterine lining sloughs off and your next menstrual cycle starts all over again.