Menstruation, also known as your period, is a shedding of the uterine lining once a month as part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menstruation typically lasts four to six days.
Women with adequate levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop uterine fibroids than those with insufficient levels, a new study finds. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus that often cause pain and bleeding in premenopausal women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States.
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) — A new formula to predict a woman’s final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports. The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estradiol, which is found in the ovaries; and follicle-stimulating hormone, which is [...]
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) — Women who had their first menstrual cycle at an early age may be at increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. The onset of menstruation at a younger age is associated with a higher body-mass index (a measurement of body fat based on height and weight), larger waist [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) — Girls who are sexually or physically abused may start menstruating earlier or later than average, according to a new study. After analyzing information on nearly 69,000 women, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found those sexually abused during their childhood were 49 percent more likely to have their [...]
The hormonal fluctuations associated with women’s menstrual cycles could color their shopping habits, research suggests.