You may be interested, what's new can be about your monthly events? Each of us know that woman's ovaries release one egg per month to give us ability to conceive. This occurs in the middle of your cycle. At the same time hormone estrogen tends to go up significantly.

If fertilization isn't occured, levels of sex hormones decline gradually. Consequently thick lining of the uterus gets shed, causing menstrual bleeding.

Premenstrual symptoms may vary from woman to woman. The most common of them include abdominal pain and cramps, bloating, headaches, fatigue and increased appetite. It was found that those, who didn't carry the pregnancy, have more intensive menstruation-related symptoms.

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Although you live with your periods during many years, are you sure that you behave correctly, when menses begins?

Here are the things, it's worth stopping to do when menstruating:

#1. Exercising hard – if you don't want to skip your workouts, it's OK. But don't overdo with your trainings, as your body is not strong enough during monthly bleeding. You may even feel too sick to perform exercises. Listen to your body. If your menstruation is too painful and heavy, it may be better to rest a bit.

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#2. Excessive caffeine consumption – it's not about your breakfast cup of coffee. Drinking too much of caffeinated beverages can lead to dehydration and aggravate depression, mood swings and breast tenderness.

#3. Forgetting about contraception – many people feel comfortable, having sex during menstruation. But remember that you're still able to get pregnant, if you have unprotected intercourse during periods. Moreover, you're more likely to catch sexually transmitted infection at this time, as your cervix is more open, and blood represents a great environment for multiplication of infection.

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#4. Eating too much of sweets and trans fats – women on periods are able to eat hundred kilos of chocolate and pizza, you know. However it's worth controlling your appetite and foods cravings, as your fatty folds would stay with you, even when menses go away.

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#5. Smoking – it's one of the worst habits you may have. In addition to well-known harmful influences of cigarettes, they can also aggravate your premenstrual symptoms.

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#6. Changing tampons and pads too rare – read information on the pack, when buying pads and tampons. You really need to change them in right time, as improper hygiene may lead to infection and inflammation development.

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