Feminine matters

Period How to prepare for it

The period accompanies every women from puberty to menopause.  One should not be afraid or ashamed of it.  The period is a signal that we are growing up, there are changes taking place in our body which confirm our correct development.  Even though you probably don’t think about it yet, the period is a signal that you will be able to have children in the future.

Everything you should know about ovulation

The ovulation usually takes place halfway through the cycle, approx. between 12 and 16 days from the first day of menstruation.  The ovulation comprises the release of the egg cell from the Graafian follicle maturing in the ovary.  The egg cell travels through the Fallopian tube to reach the uterus and get impregnated there.

Vaginal discharge - when it is good to see the doctor

Depending on the day of her cycle, a woman may notice a discharge which characterizes that time. If the discharge changes its typical colour or smell, this may suggest vaginal discharge.  How to distinguish between the correct and incorrect discharge?

No menstruation - reasons

The first think that come to our heads when the anticipated menstruation does not start is pregnancy and there is nothing strange about as this is the most common reason. However, there are a number of other reasons such as hormonal changes, stress, puberty or the beginning of menopause which may be behind the lack of anticipated menstruation.

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome occurs in the cycle’s second half, once the fertile days are over but before the start of menstruation. It is mainly characterized by irritation, sadness, aggression, depressive moods, increased sensitivity and even a tendency to cry, exhaustion, over-sensitive breasts, skin efflorescences, bloating and many other symptoms which are both mental and somatic.

The menstrual cycle. The follicular phase and the luteal phase.

The beginning of the follicular phase coincides with the first day of menstruation. This phase is characterized by a decreased level of the following hormones: progesterone and oestrogen, lasts about 14 days and ends when the ovulation starts. Within the first days of the follicular phase, the uterus lining is the thinnest during the whole cycle and gradually thickens in order to prepare itself for a potential pregnancy.

Menopause - why does it happen and what are the symptoms

Menopause is a professional name of the last menstruation in a woman’s life. Menopause is preceded by climacterium when the pituitary gland slows down, the ovaries release no more egg cells and the woman cannot get pregnant. Women enter the menopause period between 45 and 55 years of age. Climacterium, that is the period surrounding the menopause, is the time when the excretion of oestrogens by ovaries gradually changes, it starts a few years before the menopause.