So here’s how a period works. As the reproductive organs prepare for egg fertilization or pregnancy, the uterus is lined with tissue which have a ton of blood vessels in them. This provides a space for the baby to live in. However, if the egg does not fertilize, the lining of the uterus is discharged and this is what results in
satan’s sacrificial waterfall a period.
A period can last from 3 to 7 days since it does vary from one woman to another. The flow differs to so you really can’t compare yourself to other women unless you’ve been bleeding a lot for more than 7 days. Then you should see a doctor.
PMS is real.
The hormones estrogen and progesterone also adjust with the body in preparation for pregnancy. The mood neurotransmitter called serotonin is also affected by imbalanced levels of these two hormones. This happens the week before the menstrual cycle bringing about mood swings and cravings. This is known as the premenstrual syndrome or PMS.
PMS is real. During this period, some women may even experience cramps and crying spells. We also get a little bit more irritated with every single thing this time of the month.
But this varies. Some women do not experience extreme mood swings. Some don’t even crave at all!
What should you do?
It’s very important for me to satisfy my food cravings. I won’t feel full if I eat anything else, and I’ll end up eating more than I should. For dealing with mood swings, when I know I’m about to overthink something, I listen to a lot of music and try to distract myself. I just need to do whatever it takes to keep calm.
As a guy, don’t forget that small things help a lot. Maybe try to cook her food rich in calcium and magnesium. Foods that contain a lot of salt may induce bloating, or so I’ve experienced. Exercising helps a lot too, so go for a short walk and talk to her about nice things to lighten her up a bit.
It’s not the end of the world, guys.