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.
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.
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