A menstrual cycle may be synonymous with womanhood, but while some women embrace it, the majority of us loathe it. But whether you welcome your monthly period or wish it would go away, there is no denying that its monthly arrival can wreak havoc on your life.
Dr Vijaya Chetty says that she is overwhelmed by the number of women she sees that are looking for help with a period problem. Common side effects include acne, mood swings, food or alcohol cravings, insomnia aches and pains (particularly tender breasts), and even clumsiness. And the list doesn’t stop there. In fact, Dr Chetty says that there are at least 27 specific side effects that can interrupt our lives on a monthly basis.
At the more extreme end of the spectrum, Dr Chetty says that our menstrual cycle can be responsible for suspiciousness, impulsivity and even some criminal offences. So what can we do to take control of our hormones?
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Text: Bauersyndication.com.au, Photo: 123RF