The better a woman is informed of the biological processes of her body, the better she can act to optimize its functions and achieve its well-being.
The color of your menstrual blood is an indicator of your health. Since menstrual blood is made up of body waste, especially lipids, proteins, hormones(including progesterone), stem cells, water, dead endometrial cells, and organic pollutants.
In other words, the menstrual blood gathers the waste of the woman’s lifestyle. From the eating habits, the activities that are carried out daily and the products we use.
But, how well do you know your cycle? Have you ever analyzed color? Having your period is so monotonous that we hardly take the details into account anymore. But it is important to ask ourselves: What does the color of menstruation blood say?
There are 3 key aspects that we should not overlook: abundance, color and consistency. What is normal? How to know that it is not something worrying? Is it necessary to check these three aspects every month? Next, we tell you more about it.
Pay attention to the amount and consistency of bleeding
There are periods that are very rare and others are abundant, which is completely normal. As long as it is constant. But if it changes suddenly, watch out! If you are not consuming enough fluids your blood will be scarce. However, if the flow is excessive(bleeding) you may have organ problems.
When we discard the menstrual flow, we are throwing out energy that is stored in the body. If you are doing strenuous activities the flow will be more liquid. Whereas if we generate clots it may be due to stress.
Also look at the color
Generally speaking, this depends on the state of the liver. If the organ is not properly hydrated or has high temperatures, the color changes.
Usually, this type of bleeding lasts more than two days. If it occurs regularly, it can be a sign of weakness and low defenses. But if, suddenly, the color of the blood changes and becomes pinkish, it is possible that there is an early pregnancy, otherwise it may be going through hormonal changes or an infection.
The heavy menstrual flow tone means that it has just been shed. It has a light consistency and is common in periods. There is really nothing to worry about.
If the color of your period blood is purple and dry, the waste is old. For some reason, it stayed longer in the womb and, when expelled, took that color. Therefore, at the beginning of your period you can shed blood from your previous cycle.
This tone in the vaginal discharge is completely regular as long as you are at the end of your period. The amount of flow is very little. This is the last waste. Usually it is the endometrial tissue, which must be expelled for its renewal.
Sometimes blood from the cervix may mix with menstrual blood. Therefore, we see that a heterogeneous waste is formed, in which orange and red stripes are distinguished. If the orange tone is stronger, you should go to the gynecologist as there may be an infection.
Tips for a good cycle
Remember to maintain good hydration daily. Health and nutrition experts recommend drinking enough water throughout the day, depending on your thirst. You do not always have to drink two liters of water on a mandatory basis.
It is worth resorting to hot infusions, since in addition to hydrating you, they promote circulation in the blood, increase the frequency of urination and reduce inflammation in the area.
Additionally, try to take care of what you eat and avoid excesses. Keep in mind that sudden changes in the way you eat alter your emotions and physical state, including the color of your blood. We recommend that you consume foods rich in tryptophan, such as: bananas, cereals, bread and rice, since they help the production of serotonin.
Also, stay away from greasy food. Junk and menstruation are not a good combination, as they are a trigger for constipation and reduced estrogen.
Another aspect that you should take care of is rest. In this sense, try to get enough sleep each day. It is important to rest to strengthen the defenses, improve digestion and have a good functioning in the heart.
Finally, do not put aside physical exercise. Going outside helps release tension. In addition, if we do physical activity outside the home or the gym, the body will release endorphins that will help relieve pain.
If in doubt, consult your gynecologist
The color of your menstrual blood is a detail that you should not overlook. Although their changes are not always a sign of something serious, they can sometimes help detect infections or low defenses. Also, it is important to be aware of other characteristics such as abundance and consistency.
If there are abnormalities, it is best to seek medical or gynecological care to determine what it is. The professional, through a series of tests, can identify if the changes in menstrual bleeding have an underlying cause.