Let’s talk about your period
The menstrual cycle
Menstruation, or a period, is the shedding of the lining of the womb through the vagina as part of the menstrual cycle, which usually happens every month from puberty to menopause.
Over time, periods tend to stabilize in length, frequency and amount of blood lost.
The average blood loss is around 30-40ml per cycle, in other words, up to 8 regular tampons per period!
Watch the film with Maestro from “Once upon a time” to learn more.
As Maestro explains, sometimes periods can become very heavy and impact your everyday life, from not being able to get up in the morning or the constant fear of leaking. If this is happening to you, follow Maestro’s advice and speak with your doctor. As he says, “there’s no such thing as silly questions when it comes to your health”!
One in three women experience HMB at some point in their lives. However, there are multiple treatments available, so you don’t need to put up with it.
Watch the video to learn more about HMB from Agnaldo Lopes Da Silva Filho, Brazil.
Periods differ for all women, which can make it difficult to know what a ‘normal’ period is.
If your period is difficult to manage and impacts your day-to-day life, perhaps due to prolonged and heavy flow, you may be experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding. It is important to talk about your periods with your doctor, so they can analyze the situation and advise you on the most appropriate treatment.
If you are worried about your periods, or your menstruation is interrupting your daily routine, speak to your doctor for advice.