9 Unobvious Facts About the Female Body That Can Help You Avoid a Lot of Health Issues
The female body is quite complicated and many women have no idea what unique biological features their body possesses. For example, it's better to visit a dentist or get waxed on the last week of the menstrual cycle and breast elasticity depends on the amount of liquid a woman consumes.
Bright Side collected unique facts about the female body that can significantly ease a woman's life.
9. Excessive workouts can disrupt the menstrual cycle.
It's been proven that physical workouts can reduce pain during periods. However, if a woman overdoes it during her workouts, it can have the opposite effect. Excessive physical activity leads to a hormonal imbalance in the body which results in the disruption of a woman's menstrual cycle. This doesn't mean that you should stop visiting the gym, but you should remember that everything should be done in moderation, including your workouts.
8. Breasts are a reflection of health.
Female breasts can be an indicator of the state of your health, even if you don't feel any pain in them. For example, excretions from the mammary glands can indicate both a hormonal imbalance and an ovary disorder. You should immediately consult a doctor in this case. If you feel itchiness in your nipples or notice some irritation under your breasts this could be an allergy to a bra or detergent that you use.
7. Weight doesn't indicate the state of your body's health.
Carrying a couple of extra pounds doesn't necessarily mean that you have health issues. Weight gain depends on your eating habits, heredity, and the physical make-up of your body. Surprisingly, the inner organs of chubby people might be much healthier than the organs of skinny people.
6. Breasts can sag due to a lack of water.
A lack of water in the body leads to a change in the skin's condition. Without water, it becomes dry and flabby. That's why, to prevent your breasts from sagging, it's important to monitor the water balance of your body.
5. The color of your lips indicates the health condition of your liver.
If your lips quickly lost their color and became pale or, vice versa, took on a saturated dark color, this could indicate a problem with the liver. Don't waste your time, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
4. Food can be the cause of migraines.
Headaches can not only be the result of stressful situations, but your diet as well. There is even a term that describes this called 'the migraine of a gourmet' which indicates that products like a glass of orange juice, chocolate, cheese, nuts, or smoked products can cause severe headaches.
3. There is only a 6 day window for a woman to get pregnant.
Sperm can stay active in the female body for up to 5 days, while the ovum (a female's egg) only lives for less than 24 hours after it has been released. Once the egg has ovulated, it starts to shrink and is not fertile anymore. That's why a woman can get pregnant if the intercourse happened either on the first ovulation day or one of the 5 days preceding ovulation.
2. The belly stores fat due to a lack of sleep.
Even if you work out in the gym 5 times a week, you might still have some fat on your belly. The reason for it is the lack of a healthy sleep. If a woman doesn't have enough sleep, her body lacks energy, which results in the storing of extra energy in the tummy area. So remember this simple rule - if you want to have a flat belly, sleep no less than 8-9 hours a day.
1. You have a higher pain tolerance on some days of your menstrual cycle.
On the last day of the menstrual cycle, the female body becomes less sensitive to pain. It happens because from the 23rd through the 28th days of the cycle the level of estrogen decreases, which results in the decrease of sensitivity. That's why if you need to visit a dentist or get waxed, it's best to do it on one of these days to feel less pain.
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