5 Myths About Menstruation #Busted

5 Myths About Mensuration

Menstruation has been a taboo for years and also the myths associated to it have never been spoken off. Here are 5 Myths About Menstruation #Busted

MYTH 1 : Period Blood Is Dirty

The blood that comes out of your vagina is just about as dirty as the blood that oozes out of any other body wound. It’s less blood and more a mix of uterine tissue, mucus lining, bacteria and a few blood cells, basically evolved vaginal secretion. The menstrual blood is a rich source of stem cells.Researches indicate that the uterine lining, or endometrium, is enriched with  adult stem cells. Hence period blood is not dirty.

5 Myths About Menstruation

MYTH 2 : You Loose Huge Amounts Of Blood

On an average, the blood lost by any woman during her period ranges between 6 to 8 teaspoons.The body itself makes up for the blood lost. But in case you are suffering from menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) the blood lost can be near to 16 teaspoons. In case heavy bleeding continues you must see your doctor.

5 Myths About Menstruation

MYTH 3 : No To Exercising

Continuing with your daily exercise routine when on your period helps reduce the intensity of menstrual pain. It can really help you alleviate menstrual symptoms.Through exercise, you can increase the production of endorphins (“feel-good hormones”) and reduce anxiety, depression, pain, thus improving your mood. So carry on with your fitness routine like a Pro.

MYTH 4 :You Can’t Wash Your Hair 

Forget everything your grany told you about not washing your hair till you’re on the third day of your period. According to research conducted by University College London, heat placed on the skin can block pain signals, as well as deactivate painful sensations at a molecular level for up to an hour. A hot bath or shower will aid relaxation and encourage increased blood flow to reduce pain. So its a yes to head bath as well.
5 myths about Menstruation
MYTH 5 : Periods Last For A Week
The duration of a menstruation cycle varies from one individual to other. Body types and the level of hormonal secretions play a huge role in determining how long will the period last. For some women it might be as long as a week while for others it might just end within three days.
5 Myths About Mensuration
In Indian households, menstruation has been treated as a sickness for ages. Rituals like not touching the pickle or staying away from the kitchen have been followed blindly. Scientific research conducted overtime has proven all of them to be illogical and baseless. Menstruation  is not a sickness and we need to cure the  sick brains who presume that.

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