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Women’s World: Menstrual Circle

This week on WOMEN’S WORLD, OGUNOLORUNDELE FAVOUR speaks on Menstrual period, its symptoms and management.
 Menstrual cycle is a series of natural changes in hormone production and the structures of the uterus and ovaries of the female productive system that make pregnancy possible.
The ovarian cycle controls the production and the release of eggs and the cyclic release of estrogen and progesterone, which means the steroid hormones that play a pivotal role in the regulation of Mammalia production.
Menstruation is not a sickness either is it a disease.As a lady, it is very necessary to know the importance and how we should take good care of ourselves during menstruation.
Most times,when our periods are approaching, especially for young girls, we will first notice our physical and mood changes about a week before the period bleed starts.
Period signs and symptoms usually end about 3-4 days after bleeding begins.
 Common signs that your period is approaching are:
1.Your breast sore or heavy:The breast will feel tender and swollen right after ovulation until a few days after period bleeding starts.
2.cramps:Cramps in your lower belly are the most frequent menstrual complaint women experience during menstruation.
Cramps unlike other symptoms start about a  week before your period and it ends when the bleeding starts.
Cramps usually show up right before your period and it last for 2-3 day.
3.headache: changes in the estrogen levels are to be blamed if you get headache before your period.
If you are likely to have migraine, you’ll notice that you get them before your period.
4.Mood swings: Mood swings are one of the physical changes in the body as a result to the shift of hormones.The  changes in the hormones that causes physical signs can also affect your emotions like crying,spells or feeling angry or irritable.
These are common signs ladies should notice that their periods are approaching .
  Knowing how to calculate menstrual cycle is very compulsory.The counting of the menstrual cycle begins from the first day of your period.
The day before your next period is  the last day of your menstrual cycle. That’s when u stop counting.
The result is the days you had your menstrual cycle that month.
  These are some tips on how to know your period is approaching and how to count the menstrual cycle.
We will get back to you next week on how to prevent cramps and how we are to take care of our periods

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