Different menstrual cycle symptoms

Different menstrual cycle symptoms
Different menstrual cycle symptoms
Posted by: Ria Brillante on July 8, 2013 in Gynecology, News Leave a comment

Menstruation has been part of a woman’s growth and it’s something that you have to deal with monthly. It is not a simple cycle that happens monthly but it also entails physical and emotional changes in every woman. Who would not be familiar with the pre-menstrual syndrome and the number of men who needs to adapt to these changes in women? The hormonal changes that accompany menstrual cycles entail physical modification in a woman’s body. Here are some of the common menstrual cycle symptoms in women:

1. Knee vulnerability

During a woman’s menstrual period and two weeks before their period commences, they are more prone to knee injuries. They tend to have less control of their movements which is most probably due to the hormones. Unloading your knees of too much weight and force especially during these critical periods can help reduce your knee injury risk by at least 50%.

2. Gum problems

Estrogen is released at higher levels when a person is about to have her menstruation and during menstruation. Estrogen leads to gum swelling and so a woman is most vulnerable for gum diseases, specially gum bleeding, during this period. You may want to schedule your dental check-ups a day after your menstruation where your estrogen levels are lower and you are less susceptible to gum diseases.

3. Varying lipid levels

Estrogen can influence the regulation of the lipids in your body. You HDL levels or the so-called good cholesterol tend to rise during the times when the estrogen levels are highest and they surge up during ovulation. On the other hand, LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides work the other way around. This has implications whenever you are visiting your doctor for blood lipid tests. You need to have your blood values checked for at least 3 consecutive months at different times in your menstrual cycle. By doing this, a false positive or false negative diagnosis of hyperlipidemia or other cardiovascular diseases can be prevented.