Since the start of the global Coronavirus pandemic, have you noticed any disturbances in your menstrual cycle? We reassure you, this is normal. Here's why.
In January 2020, one of the first cases of Coronavirus in the world was declared. Then, in March 2020, France experienced its first containment.
A global pandemic that no one expected, which has caused many disturbances in the body of some people, and especially in some women.
The reason? The stress, the change of rhythm, led to disturbances in many women and in particular to the disruption of their menstrual cycle.
As reported by the websites Femme Actuelle and the Huffington Post, many women have noticed a change in their menstrual cycle. On the agenda: longer or shorter periods, more or less intense pain, acne flare-ups, absence of periods or even more intense headaches.
According to a doctor interviewed by the Huffington Post, this anxiety-inducing period is the cause of these disturbances.
"These disturbances can be understood by epigenetics: the social environment, the fear of the pandemic, the confinement and all that it implies, can influence the cycle of the woman," said the expert.
However, the doctor warns that if these problems persist beyond three months, it is strongly advised to consult a gynecologist to ensure that it is not the result of a more serious health problem.
The menstrual cycle and hormonal imbalance
As you know, the menstrual cycle is synonymous with hormonal fluctuations. This can lead to many discomforts, such as breast pain, stomachache, headaches, tiredness, nausea, irritability, depression and hypersensitivity.
If we add to this a worldwide pandemic, it is not surprising that many women have experienced disturbances in their menstrual cycle.
However, there is no need to worry, if your cycle is disturbed, it simply means that your body is sending you signals. So, take care of yourself and relax, ladies. Got it?