A person’s first menstrual cycle starts at ages 12 to 13, and regular periods mean you get your cycle every 28 days. Irregular periods can say a lot about your health. If you are concerned about your menstrual health, visit a healthcare center and ask your doctor.
Menstrual periods can indicate if the person is healthy or is a symptom of other health problems. If you get unusual heavy bleeding, severe pain during and between periods, and are gaining or losing weight rapidly, then it must be a sign that you should talk to healthcare professionals.
PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, can be one of the reasons why you get irregular menstrual periods. This syndrome is due to abnormal hormone levels, which causes you to miss your periods. There are also other health problems that cause you to have irregular periods, which is why we advise you to monitor or track your menstrual cycle. As a health organization in Nigeria, we want to spread awareness for people to take their menstrual health seriously. Have regular check-ups with your gynecologist or primary care provider to be safe.
We provide public health programs for communities and schools to teach young women about their menstrual cycle. Knowing what’s normal and what’s not helps us to be aware of our body’s health. We also recommend people have a healthy diet and exercise to help maintain their hormones at a normal level and keep their menstrual cycle regular.
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