Five Misconceptions about Menstruation
So we all know what women go through every month: Menstruation. But do we know what it actually is? It’s the process of discarding the layers of tissues in the uterus and unfertilized egg at the end of every 24 to 25 day cycle, in the shape of blood. Every month the uterus prepares itself for being fertilized (the process of ovulation), but when at the end of the month it remains infertile, it shed its walls. Well, that’s the technical part, now let’s come to the commonly misunderstood things about menstruation.
Here are top five misunderstandings about menstruation:
- Its bad blood:
No it’s not, like we mentioned before, it’s the body renewing itself for the next cycle!
- Women get crankier:
Well, for every woman, even though the experience is same, there are many differences too. Let’s face it, bleeding for a week straight can get anyone in a cranky mood, not to forget all the pain.
- Certain foods should be avoided:
WRONG! With all the loss of bodily fluid, its best to take all sorts of foods to regain energy.
- Taking showers should be avoided:
Another baseless myth. Hygiene should be the first priority in any case. In fact, doctors encourage cleanliness up to twice as regular while menstruating.
- Exercising should be avoided:
Absolutely wrong! While the whole ordeal is painful with cramps and weakness, exercising comes highly recommended by professionals as it releases muscle relaxing hormones that help with the abdominal cramping.