Menstrual Cycle and Post Menstruation Symptoms

Menstrual Cycle and Post Menstruation Symptoms

Learn to identify hormonal variations and the best way to deal with each menstrual phase.

Every month women go through a period of hormonal variation, the famous premenstrual tension (PMS). What many people are unaware of, however, is that estrogen, testosterone and progesterone act to a greater or lesser extent throughout the month on the female body. These hormones influence behavior and may even interfere with women’s professional performance.

Suelness Living is concerned with your health and well-being and quality of life, so we unveil each phase of these 28 days to help you better understand your cycle.

Knowing your body, you will be able to deal with this roller coaster of hormones and, who knows, even take advantage of the situation. Did you know that there are great periods to exercise, for example?

Know the Trajectory of the Menstrual Cycle

1st and 2nd Days

In the first two days of menstruation, the body resents the low amount of estrogen, a hormone that, among other functions, prepares the body for pregnancy and protects nerve cells.

The result is contraction of the uterus, fatigue and the famous cramps. Light exercise is recommended to alleviate problems. 

3rd to 5th Day

Menstruation itself has ended or is at the end of the cycle, also leading to the feeling of discomfort and discomfort that affects some women. The production of estrogen is activated and you feel optimistic and full of energy again.

How about taking advantage of the good time to make up for lost time and start a project? This also includes investing in the look: the skin recovers its luster and the face becomes even more symmetrical. 

6th to 9th Day

Get ready to shine! Do you know that project you started on the third day after menstruation? This is a great time to invest in it, since you are more agile, attentive and focused.

Testosterone at ideal levels has numerous benefits, making women feel more willing on a daily basis, with more muscle mass and greater libido. The memory capacity also increases.

10th to 13th Day

In this period, there are spikes in estrogen. That’s when the fertile period begins. Sexual desire increases and so does communication. The increase in hormone production makes women more sexy, optimistic and sociable. In short: irresistible! Enjoy.

14th Day

Take extra care if you don’t want to get pregnant! It is in this period that high levels of estrogen trigger a sudden increase in another hormone, the luteinizing hormone (LH).

This increase in LH causes the release of the mature egg from the ovary, which is what we call ovulation. If not fertilized, the egg will be discarded along with the lining of the uterus. This is menstruation.

15th to 18th Day

During these days, the follicle, left by the egg inside the ovary, begins to produce more progesterone to continue preparing the lining of the uterus in case of a possible pregnancy.

In addition, there is also an increase in the production of estrogen, so some women may experience breast tenderness, mood swings and even swelling. With hormonal production, emotions become more intense and the feeling of tiredness is greater.

19th to 22nd Day 

The progesterone level is still high. Unlike estrogen, this hormone does not stimulate female sexual desire and some women are even irritated by their partners. It is an ideal time for massages, special baths and relaxing activities.

Progesterone also makes the skin more oily, which increases the likelihood of pimples, for example. Be more careful with your food and be sure to drink plenty of fluids during this time.

23rd to 25th Day

Excess progesterone slows down actions. The practice of physical exercises, however, stimulates the production of serotonin, promoting a little more comfort, well-being and disposition.

It is worth facing the indisposition to exercise. Invest in lighter activities like walking and yoga. Some women feel a little irritated during this period, so it is also worth avoiding very noisy places like gyms. Prioritize outdoor activity.

26th to 28th Day

The premenstrual period begins and, with it, the dreaded PMS. The levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body have dropped dramatically and are close to zero. The result is a series of unpleasant symptoms such as breast pain, swelling in the legs, headaches and even nausea.

It is important to cut coffee, reduce sugar and drink lots of water. Avoid the intake of salt, which in excess can make swelling worse, and practice physical exercises to alleviate discomfort and anxiety.

There are several measures to mitigate the effects of hormonal variation, but it is essential to visit a gynecologist regularly.

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