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7 health problems caused by your periods

  • Ever wondered why you are always crabby during the periods? It's not just the PMS, the acne or the wet squishy pad between your legs. Menses also brings a host of health problems every month. Click ahead to know more

  • Migraine: Hormonal fluctuation around the time of periods can trigger migraine in a lot of women. The oestrogen levels dip just before the periods, which can cause throbbing headaches.

  • Colds: Studies say that ovulation makes your body's defences go weak. This is nature's way of ensuring pregnancy; that way, the immune system won't be strong enough to kill the sperm cells. Unfortunately, lowered defences could make you vulnerable to colds and infections.

  • Anemia: Heavy menstrual flow can lower your red blood cell count. Studies show that women who experience migraines during periods may also have risk of iron deficiency anaemia.

  • Irritable bowel: Some women experience worsening of their gastric symptoms, especially irritable bowel syndrome, during periods due to fluctuating hormones.

  • Halitosis: Hormones can dry up your mouth during periods, resulting in halitosis or bad breath. It would be a smart thing to carry mints and breathe fresheners around the time of your menstrual cycle.

  • Gum problems: Periodontitis or swollen gums are often seen during periods due to the fluctuation in sex hormones.

  • Anxiety: Expect anxiety and panic attacks to worsen during the premenstrual phase. Allopregnanolone a metabolite of progesterone lessens during periods, which causes anxiety behaviours.

  • Ever wondered why you are always crabby during the periods? It's not just the PMS, the acne or the wet squishy pad between your legs. Menses also brings a host of health problems every month. Click ahead to know more
  • Migraine: Hormonal fluctuation around the time of periods can trigger migraine in a lot of women. The oestrogen levels dip just before the periods, which can cause throbbing headaches.
  • Colds: Studies say that ovulation makes your body's defences go weak. This is nature's way of ensuring pregnancy; that way, the immune system won't be strong enough to kill the sperm cells. Unfortunately, lowered defences could make you vulnerable to colds and infections.
  • Anemia: Heavy menstrual flow can lower your red blood cell count. Studies show that women who experience migraines during periods may also have risk of iron deficiency anaemia.
  • Irritable bowel: Some women experience worsening of their gastric symptoms, especially irritable bowel syndrome, during periods due to fluctuating hormones.
  • Halitosis: Hormones can dry up your mouth during periods, resulting in halitosis or bad breath. It would be a smart thing to carry mints and breathe fresheners around the time of your menstrual cycle.
  • Gum problems: Periodontitis or swollen gums are often seen during periods due to the fluctuation in sex hormones.
  • Anxiety: Expect anxiety and panic attacks to worsen during the premenstrual phase. Allopregnanolone a metabolite of progesterone lessens during periods, which causes anxiety behaviours.

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