Your Menstrual Cycle
Your menstrual cycle is one of the top VITAL SIGNS that I monitor with my patients. How it functions (or doesn’t!) is a big reflection on what’s going on from a hormonal level
Did you know that:
- You bleed for an average of 3500 days over your life? That’s almost 10 years!!
- You use almost 17,000 pads or tampons over their lifetime!
- Almost 50% of women crave chocolate at the start of their period
The health of ALL of your hormones is interwoven among one another. When one hormone is kicked off kilter, they all (eventually!) get kicked off kilter as well.
For example, when you go through a super stressful time in life such as a final exam period, a new job, a big move, etc, you’ll often notice that your sleep is affected, your period is messed up and your appetite is different.