Excessive Exercise is Dangerous During Period

It sounds good when everything goes right in your life. Everyone wants their lives to be smooth and relaxed. Nowadays in our hectic schedule, we can hardly enjoy our moment. But, to get a stress, a strain-free life, we should follow regular exercise that can provide you a vigorous mind along with your sound health. Even in the times of menstrual cycle, exercise becomes beneficial for your health.

It is true that an exercise can reduce the period pain; it also helps you to decrease your mental stress and depression. So, girls and women are advised to follow their regular routine even in their period time. If everything goes right at that time, it is a good sign.  If for some reasons, girls miss-out their determined date despite following their healthy routines, it really becomes a matter of concern.

Girl falls in much worriedness and becomes anxious which are normal. A determined period date can be late, but if it continues for a prolonged time, one should go to a doctor for a valuable consult. Many factors can affect the menstrual cycle. But before that, one should keep in mind that everything is kept in its limitation also. Even excessive exercise is not good for health. It affects the menstruation cycle.

The physiologic stress of exercise can hinder the progress of your hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. This hypothalamus is a structure of brain which regulates the menstruation cycle. It conveys a hormonal message to the pituitary gland and ovaries that gears up the ovulation. If this vital communication gets interrupted as a result of physiological stress, then such exercise or weight loss will not ovulate. Naturally, when one does not ovulate, menstruation will not happen to her and surely, she’ll miss the period.

When one misses her period only because of strenuous exercise, it is called exercise-induced amenorrhea. Amenorrhea in athletes is called exercise-associated amenorrhea. Intense training and quick weight loss can affect the menstrual cycle by elevating the metabolism which is responsible for sustaining chemical reactions in the body. The combination of intense strenuous exercise and low carbolic intake puts a very significant stress on the young athlete’s body which turns down the stimulation of ovaries. Not only this issue, but when estrogen level drops, it causes bone loss along with other negative health consequences.

Exercise might be helpful in reducing painful periods by its effect on prostaglandins which plays an important role in creating uterine contractions and cramping even with an underlying pathology. But, one should be more conscious about that condition when you feel intense pain on the time of exercise while you are under period, especially if you have uterine fibroids which are known as tumors that grow from the smooth muscles in the wall of your uterus wall. When body involves in exercise, it shifts the blood flow to favor heart, lungs, muscles including the uterus. Under normal circumstances, uterus adapts the flow without any problem. But, if one faces the fibroids, there lies a possibility of low blood flow during exercise. Such condition is familiar with the name of Ischemia that is similar to the happenings of a heart attack. When a muscle becomes Ischemic, one can feel the pain. Fibroids also has an increased pain in uterus and feels cramping when one performs an exercise during the period along with Ischemia.

By: Binita Maity

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