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A woman's menstrual cycle, also called her period, is a natural part of her reproductive system.  It involves the shedding of the uterine lining, which occurs approximately once a month. Menstrual blood exits the body through the cervix and vagina after leaving the uterus. A period usually lasts for not more than 6-7 days.

The first menstrual cycle can occur in people between the ages of 9 and 16. Some people, though, might experience this a bit sooner or later than this usual range. The timing of a person's first menstrual cycle can be influenced by a number of factors, including genetics, diet, and general health. 

Menstrual cycles can vary from 21 to 35 days and still be regarded as normal, with a typical cycle lasting around 28 days.

There are several ways to gain relief from period cramps. Placing a warm bag/hot water pouch on your stomach is said to be helpful in alleviating the pain. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day, eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cut down sugar, salt and caffeine consumption, get in atleast 20 minutes of exercise and fresh air. Pain relief medication should be your last resort when the pain gets out of hand.

Excessive menstrual bleeding, also known as Menorrhagia can be caused by a number of factors, such as uterine fibroids, PCOD/PCOS, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, bleeding disorders, drugs, intrauterine devices (IUDs), pregnancy complications, and, in very rare instances, cancer. Determining the root cause is essential for treatment and therapy.

It is ideal to consume iron-rich foods during your periods and foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Hydration is key to reducing bloating. Don’t shy away from healthy carbohydrates and fiber. Drink herbal teas for its antioxidant properties. Avoid caffeine, sugar and salt at all costs. A small quantity of dark chocolate would be great for those sweet cravings.

Yes, exercising during your periods is generally beneficial. Exercise can help reduce the weariness, mood swings, and cramps associated with the menstrual cycle. Select activities that you enjoy most.

Amenorrhea, or the delay in menstruation, can be brought on by a number of things, such as pregnancy, stress, dramatic weight fluctuations, hormone imbalances, medical disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), specific drugs, and overindulgence in physical activities.

It is possible to practice a good hygiene by changing your products frequently, washing your hands, using gentle products, properly disposing of used ones, wearing clean underwear, and using personal hygiene wipes as needed.

Menstrual cycles may be more regular if a person leads a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, frequent exercise, stress management, and enough sleep. However, the use of ginger in cooking has been associated with improving your period cycle. Consume apple cider vinegar and pineapple - it may help.