Have you ever experienced changes in confidence, mood, motivation, energy, appetite and cravings during your menstrual cycle ? Have you ever considered that it might have a connection to where you are in your menstrual cycle? Today you will learn more about the menstrual cycle and how the female hormones work. When you understand yourself better, you will be able to get the most out of yourself from a health perspective, on a personal level, in training, in relationships, at work and life in general.
The menstrual cycle your natural rhythm
For those of you with a female biology, the menstrual cycle is your natural internal rhythm. Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle is it natural to feel and feel differently from day to day, from phase to phase . The menstrual cycle is largely predictable in that a similar pattern is repeated from month to month in a regular menstrual cycle. This allows you as a woman to start using your menstrual cycle as information and as a powerful tool.
How long is the menstrual cycle?
The length of the menstrual cycle can vary and all women have different cycle lengths. From a health point of view, a "normal" menstrual cycle is about 25-34 days. In Womensync, we use 28 days as the average for a healthy menstrual cycle, even though only 13 percent of women experience a 28-day cycle regularly. The central event during the menstrual cycle is ovulation and it is before and during ovulation that the egg can be fertilized (in other words, it is when we can get pregnant). If the egg is not fertilized, it leads to menstruation about 12-16 days after ovulation.
Which hormones affect the menstrual cycle?
The key hormones that influence and control the menstrual cycle are: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones rise and fall according to a certain pattern during the menstrual cycle, which in turn affects how we feel and feel. The first half of the menstrual cycle is dominated by estrogen with a strong peak at ovulation. After ovulation, progesterone dominates and estrogen is moderately high until menstruation, when estrogen is at its lowest. At ovulation, testosterone peaks. The hormone LH is at its highest before and in connection with ovulation and is the hormone that contributes to ovulation.
The hormone FSH is at its highest during ovulation and menstruation and is the hormone that contributes to egg production.
How does the menstrual cycle affect everyday life?
Your sex hormones affect you in many ways. They have an impact on self-confidence, how your body feels, what energy you have, how hungry you are for intimacy and how hungry you are. The hormones have a big impact on the quality of your sleep, they affect whether your body burns or stores fat and have an impact on your mood, The different sex hormones affect whether you feel anxious or calm, whether you feel withdrawn or social - which in its luck affects how you talk to yourself, how you choose to act or react and what food choices you make in everyday life.
If you experience period-related problems, it may mean that you have an imbalance in your hormones . This means that one or more of your hormones are higher or lower in relation to each other. Various symptoms that can appear in the form of menstrual problems are information from the body that we can learn to read and prevent through lifestyle. Because the beauty is that many hormonal imbalances and diagnoses can be prevented and reduced with the help of lifestyle changes.