5 Less known benefits of getting your period 5 Less known benefits of getting your period
Aside from informing us the possibility of a pregnancy in its absence, what other benefits do our periods provide? When I think of periods,... 5 Less known benefits of getting your period

Aside from informing us the possibility of a pregnancy in its absence, what other benefits do our periods provide? When I think of periods, I think of the nasty mood swings, terrible cramps and being bed-bound for at least a day. Oh man.

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While it may be the worst part of the month, I acknowledge the fact that periods play an essential and beneficial role in our health. If you dread going through your period each month, we hope you seek comfort in knowing that our periods bring forth the following benefits!

1. Menstruation patterns can notify you of possible illnesses

 

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If you always had regular periods, but suddenly missed one, your period may be trying to notify you of possible health changes. For example, you may be pregnant. If you experience an abrupt end to your menstruation, and your cycle comes to a halt, you may have contracted a heart disease, diabetes or other problems related to your reproductive system. It is highly advisable to consult a doctor immediately to ensure that your body is healthy and well.

2. Your period makes you even more beautiful

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I bet none of us are strangers to the pre-menstrual hormonal pimples that annoy us to no ends. However, did you know that after the first day of your period, the estrogen level in your body increases, releasing endorphins that help to alleviate your moods, keep you active and make your skin glow! The increase in estrogen level also makes you feel more attractive and feminine!

3. Your period helps to detoxify your body

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During your period, your body actually expels toxins and bacterias from your reproductive system. In addition, excess iron is released from the body, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disorders and diseases.

4. Your period increases your sex drive

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When you’re on your period, your libido is enhanced due to the increase in testosterone levels. In addition, while you’re menstruating, your genitals are more tender and sensitive, allowing you to achieve sexual peaks faster.

5. Your period helps to slow down premature aging

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During menstruation, your body releases iron. The loss of iron helps to reduce the risk of strokes and heart diseases. This may be one of the reasons why women look and feel younger when they are on their periods, and also explains why females tend to live a longer lifespan than males.

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Iris Tan

Iris Tan

A cup of steaming hot tea, an engaging motivational book and a sleeping cat in her lap – these are what Iris envisions a purr-fect life would be. To be more precise, the cat’s got to be chubby and short. When she’s not wasting her time on the never ending streams of feline videos, Iris enjoys daydreaming and doodling in her bullet journal while she wonders about the endless possibilities life can bring.

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