Periods or Aunt Flo is a natural phenomenon. It occurs once every month leaving you to feel all sick and bloated. However, we women need to know that our periods have a direct relation to our health. And the color, flow and frequency tell a lot about our health. And while we feel shy talking about it, we often ignore that there might be a lot of things wrong.
Let's not ignore the mere signs and note everything down.
Light bleeding gives you a sign of hormonal imbalance, poor nutrition, stress and problems of thyroid; while heavy bleeding indicates chances of anemia. It can also lead to threatening fibroids.
You need to note that this can be a sign of vaginal infection, hormonal imbalance or even uterine polyps.
Our body secretes a hormone called prostaglandin. It is the only reason the pain and cramps occur during our periods. You will be surprised to know that menstrual cramps in the lower abdomen can lead to a serious health problem called Endometriosis.
Frozen mashed blueberries indicate high-level estrogen and heavy periods while strawberry jam and cranberry juice indicate low-level estrogen and a light cycle. However, low-level estrogen flow makes women go PMS-ing more.
A late period with no chances of pregnancy might lead to some or the other hormonal imbalance while a too frequent period might be a chance of an infection. You should immediately consult a doctor in both cases.
Let's share the story as much as we can with friends and warn them for the signs that might be fatal.