Let us guess, you are not particularly fond of your moon cycles. Periods can be painful and most girls would prefer being without them. We asked girls about what they hate about their periods the most and there are two things that topped the list, unpredictability and the symptoms they come with. Now, for different age groups, these two things can substantially differ. Here’s looking at how menstruation and its symptoms undergo evolution as you age.
Periods in 20s
This is the age when your periods mellow down from being irregular, erratic and sudden in your teen years. Let’s say, we learn to tame and regularize them. Or more scientifically, it is because you may not ovulate very regularly in your teens.
However, a downside to regular periods is the PMS symptoms it comes with, which can get worse. You will start experiencing breast tenderness, abdominal cramps and other premenstrual symptoms.
Now, the last and final change that may come during your 20s is the hormonal changes that occur due to contraception pills. As many women start a healthy sexual life in their 20s, many opt for hormonal contraception too. Doing so can makes your periods get more regular and even lighter. The good part is that it can reduce PMS symptoms too.
Periods in 30s
This is the age when periods remain regular and evened out and any deviation, such as a heavier than usual flow, may need medical attention. Cases of endometriosis and fibroids are also common when you are in your 30s.
Another major change that may happen during this time is related to childbirth. As many women have babies in their 30s, pregnancy can completely alter a woman’s period cycle. Periods are also closely related to breastfeeding. Usually, breastfeeding mothers may not get their period till the time they stop or reduce nursing frequency.