Track your period! its the right thing to do. We now live in a world were there are so many diseases and ailments affecting and infecting us. As women, our bodies have unique regulatory systems which can be quick to inform us when something is off. The more intimately you know your own body and its cycles, the more easily you can recognize when something is amiss. So today, lets look at the importance of tracking it.
You can identify other problems that are not related to your reproductive organs
A change in menstrual cycle is often the first obvious symptom for a number of women’s health issues, some of which have no obvious connection to the reproductive organs.When a regular menstrual cycle becomes irregular, it may indicate a hormone and/or thyroid issue, liver function problems, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes or a host of other health conditions. Women also commonly miss periods or experience menstrual changes when adopting a new exercise routine, gaining or losing a significant amount of weight, or simply going through a period of extreme stress. One late, early or missed period isn’t necessarily cause for alarm, but if the menstrual irregularity is coupled with other symptoms , you should schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN doctor.
It can tell you when you are fertile and avoid unplanned pregnancies
There are common misconceptions that you can only get pregnant on your day of ovulation, or that you can get pregnant all the time. Neither of these is true. During your fertile window, or the days leading up to and after ovulation, pregnancy is possible. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, knowing when this window occurs is key. The length of the fertile window is defined by the quality of your cervical fluid and is also affected by the health of the sperm. While the average fertile window lasts about six days, the greatest chance of conception is in the last two days before ovulation. These odds quickly decrease in the day immediately after ovulation.
You can understand and manage mood swings
If you are anything like me, I sometimes get extremely moody just before my period. My husband used to complain a lot but now i guess he understands my cycle and hormonal fluctuations. While hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle have been suggested to create moods like irritability and anxiety, a definitive link between mood and the menstrual cycle is still under study and debate. However, you may notice recurrent changes in your mood during your cycle, and learning when these changes happen can be another piece of information to help understand the rhythm of your cycle. Again, being aware of changes helps you prepare for and manage them.
So that’s all I have for today, next time we will discuss on what to note in our periods and what we can use to track them.
Happy Period Everyone!!