Women's Life And Physical Changes
A woman's body is very different from a man's body. Their reproductive organs are also different and have the important functions of pregnancy and childbirth. Because it is a "body that can give birth," they are delicate, complex, and mysterious in nature. By properly understanding how your body works, you can detect SOS signs and prevent illness. It's a lifelong relationship, so we want to build a good relationship with my body.
Women's Life And Physical Changes
As people grow older, their bodies also change. Specifically, the substantial changes that occur in a woman's body as she ages have to do with the amount of female hormones she secretes and how those hormones act.
- Childhood (ages 0 to around 8): The ovaries contain primordial follicles, which will give rise to millions of eggs, even while female hormones are still latent. Characteristics appear in the external genitalia (primary sexual characteristics).
- Adolescence (about the ages of 8 to 18): Your body grows round and plump as a result of the gradual secretion of female hormones, giving you a feminine physique. Around the ages of 11 and 14, women menarche, and between the ages of 15 and 18, ovulation and menstruation stabilise, enabling them to conceive and give birth (secondary sexual characteristics).
- Sexual Maturity (18 to mid-40s): The functions of the body as a woman have matured. You'll regain your typical level of female hormone secretion and develop a more feminine appearance. It can be said to be a fulfilling period where you can be actively involved in work, love, marriage, pregnancy, and child-rearing.
- Menopause (Mid-40s to mid-50s): The ovaries' ability to operate steadily diminishes, and as the quantity of female hormones released drops, hormones that stimulate the ovaries are secreted excessively. When there is an imbalance in hormones, a variety of illnesses and symptoms known as menopause appear. Each person experiences menopause differently, but it will eventually occur.
- Old Age (beginning at age 60): The ovaries and reproductive organs start to atrophy, and female hormone production totally stops. The body becomes less spherical. But unlike the body, the brain and nerves do not age as quickly, and intelligence and creativity can be enhanced.
Menstrual Cycle & Body Changes
The rhythm of menstruation is caused by the secretion of two female hormones: ovarian hormone (estrogen) and progesterone (progesterone). An average menstrual cycle lasts for four weeks, or 28 to 30
days and ovulation happens about 14 days after the period begins. Due to the influence of these hormones, a woman's physical and mental state repeats four periods. If you know what period you are currently in, it will help you find ways to take care of your mind and body, and it will also be helpful when deciding on plans.
During menstruation (1st week/low-temperature phase)
The secretion of progesterone, which has the effect of raising body temperature, ceases, causing the body's body temperature to drop, resulting in cold blood circulation. You may become anaemic and feel sluggish due to menstruation pain & discomfort, migraines, stomach pain, and monthly bleeding. A time in which the body and mind are both blue. Follicular hormones are secreted as your menstruation is coming to an end, which provides relief from the blues.
After menstruation (2nd week; low temperature phase)
Before ovulation, the secretion of follicular hormones that bring out your femininity increases, creating glossy skin and beautiful hair, and enriching your mind and body. Follicular hormones prepare the body for ovulation, and the period leading up to ovulation is when the beauty of a woman increases.
After ovulation adjustment period (3rd week, high temperatures phase)
You get some lower abdominal discomfort even though there aren't any serious symptoms because progesterone secretion rises and the endometrium starts to fill up. Progesterone causes a feeling of mental instability in addition to an increase in physical tension, making it a delicate time with two sides.
Premenstrual slump period (4th week, high-temperature phase)
This is when progesterone starts to have a greater effect. Physical complaints include headaches, swelling, constipation, elevated body temperature, and tense shoulders. Additionally, this is the season when people are most irritated, anxious and mentally disturbed.
Normal Menstruation & Abnormal Menstruation
Even women who are the same have different physiques and personalities. Each person has a different menstrual cycle. Nonetheless, there are situations in which the illness goes undetected, so be aware of the abnormality's warning signals and see a gynaecologist if you're concerned.
Normal Menstruation Guidelines: Having a 25–38-day cycle is considered a normal menstrual cycle. Even if there is a delay, it is normal if it occurs two to five days in advance of or after the scheduled date. Sometimes, because of mental stress, it takes roughly a week. Menstruation lasts for three to seven days. There is a 20–140 mL volume of blood flow you can expect. Menstrual pain should not be a cause for concern as long as it does not interfere with everyday activities and can be managed with over-the-counter medications.
Signs Of Abnormal Menstruation
Here is some sign of abnormal menstruation which help you to find it-
Frequent menstruation: A disorder when you have your period two or three times in a month. To find out if you are ovulating, first measure your basal body temperature. Hormone treatment is required for both, but frequent menstruation is more common in women who are close to menopause when their hormonal balance is disrupted. In certain circumstances, irregular bleeding occurs instead of a menstrual period. Kindly get in touch with a gynaecologist right away.
- No ovulation(Anovulatory frequent menstruation)
- Ovulation occurs, but the follicular phase (low-temperature period) is short, and the period from menstruation to ovulation is short (follicular phase shortened frequent menstruation)
- The high-temperature period from ovulation to the start of the next menstruation is short (luteal dysfunction type frequent menstruation)
Oligomenorrhea: Periods that are too long (more than 39 days) in mature women. Hormone therapy is necessary if ovulation does not occur. Infertility or amenorrhoea may result from infertility or lack of ovulation.
Excessive menstruation: Your menstrual period may last more than 8 days, or you may have a large, liver-shaped lump that makes you afraid to sleep. Hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, or uterine adenomyosis are more possibilities.
Hypomenorrhea: It could indicate amenorrhoea if your period stops within three days of the bleeding or if the flow is so light that you don't need to change your pad after the second day. You may require hormone therapy, therefore see a gynaecologist even if you are not feeling physically ill.