What to do when the menstrual cycle coincides with a holiday, honeymoon, or final exams so long planned trip? There is a method which, without causing major problems, can advance the rule and avoid the discomfort interfere with those moments of joy, know it!
Although it is known that 90% of women have ever had pains or cramps caused by menstruation (called dysmenorrheal), disgust or bad times may be higher as it is contemplated that the rule can appear on dates that will interfere with major events that require the best shape of the female. The fact may not be as catastrophic as the cycle can be changed so that the dates are not spliced, of this talk about next.
To understand this is important to make some clarifications about menstruation. The female reproductive organs are lodged in the womb; however, its operation is regulated by the pituitary gland, which sends a signal to the ovaries at the end of menstruation to increase hormone production and maturation of eggs.
At the same time, the lining of the uterus (endometrial) begins to prepare to receive an egg, which after a week off and begins its journey through the fallopian tubes into the uterus or womb. If during this period (seven days) is not fertilized, pass through the body along with the endometrial, a process that is in the form of bleeding and is known as menstruation.
If fertilization does not occur the rule and the egg is implanted in the uterus by the action of hormones, also originates a signal that prevents the pituitary “direct” egg maturation.
On the other hand, it is important to clarify that the menstrual cycle begins with the first day of bleeding and ends just before the next rule, a process that lasts, on average, 28 days.
How change it?
The most effective way to advance menstruation is continuously ingesting oral contraceptives, in other words, starting from the 8th and 10th day of the cycle the woman takes two pills every 12 hours for five consecutive days. Between the 2nd and 3rd day after taking the last pill will present the usual bleeding.
What has been done is to advance (you will never delay) the start of the next cycle about 10 days, which has no impact on the overall health of women. However, because it is a process that alters the rules of nature should be referred to him as usual, but sporadically and under the supervision of a gynecologist.
The method owes its success to progesterone oral contraceptives, hormone that naturally produces the female body and is responsible for preparing the uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg, but found in high amounts (which is the objective taking several pills) does inhibit scaling and removal of endometrial tissue, i.e. the bleeding stops along the days when pills are administered and resumes 2 or 3 days later by the decrease in blood hormone levels, kicking off a new cycle.
Are there side effects?
Although mentioned earlier that advance the rule are to avoid some inconvenience, should be made clear that they will not disappear entirely, especially in those who consume pills for the first time. Thus, we can mention that there will be no bleeding, but it is possible that during the days to take the tablets may experience dizziness, vomiting, breast tenderness, fluid retention, headache, muscle weakness, cramps, fatigue, nervousness or swollen belly.
It is clear that each body reacts differently to the presence of excessive hormones, and some will present one or more of the above symptoms, or none. However, they can put into practice some tips to help reduce symptoms, such as reducing salt, sugar, coffee and alcohol to relieve bloating, nervousness, breast tenderness and fluid retention, also should restrict intake foods containing fat, exercise and administer an analgesic light that addresses pain or cramps to prevent and relieve discomfort.
Well, now there is more than identifying the start date of the next menstrual period to find out which day starts the administration of oral contraceptives, but remember, always consult your gynecologist before taking the pills.