A woman’s body greatly depends on her menstruation cycle. It affects her in many ways. The body undergoes various major changes on the onset of periods, during pregnancy and the time when she is about to hit her menopause. A woman’s body faces hormonal hits and misses throughout her life. Hormones like oestrogen, testosterone, insulin and various others are fluctuating throughout your life.

Menstruation is your body’s way of telling you that your reproductive system is functioning properly. The monthly cycle of every girl varies. Some have it of 28 days and some have it of 30 days. The average number of days it lasts is 4-8 days. So basically, depending on various factors, some periods are short, others are long, while some are heavy, others are light.

Women tend to ignore the irregularity of their periods. Some don’t get their periods at all. There can be various causes to this depending on your age. If a girl is in her 20s or 30s and she misses her periods, chances are that she is pregnant. If a woman is her 40s or 50s and she misses them, then she is progressing towards menopause. Menopause is a stage when the ovaries decrease their production of oestrogen. The average age of hitting menopause is 51 years.

Another most common cause of missed periods is when you exercise heavily. It has been found that athletes or ballet dancers and runners who indulge in too much physical activity stop getting their periods completely. Extremely heavy or intense exercise affects the production and regulation of reproductive hormones involved in menstrual cycle.

Never ignore if you are getting painful periods or no periods at all. This might happen due to various factors and if ignored, it can prove fatal to your health. Visit a doctor immediately the moment you notice something odd or unusual in your menstrual cycle.

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