Being in touch with your body and understanding the different hormones involved in menstruation can help you navigate your monthly cycle and patterns in mood changes better.
Moreover, understanding your period can tell you more about yourself than you might imagine. According to the FemX Chairwoman and founder Sabeen Almas, below are some surprising benefits of keeping track of your period:
1. Being Alerted To Potential Problems
Do you have missed periods, abdominal pain, heavy bleeding or any other issue you may need to have checked out?
This certainly is not the case for everyone, but tracking your period can help determine whether any physical distress or pain might be linked to your menstrual cycle.
P.S: If you are concerned about your menstrual cycle or any changes to it, please contact your GP or healthcare provider. You can also use FemX – the world’s only FemTech app offering audio and video consultations with health and wellness coaches, fitness coaches, nutritionists and much more.
2. Learn Your Unique Cycle Length And Patterns
“In the FemX app, you also get a detailed analysis of your cycle history”.
The easiest way to track your cycle is to log when your period happens so that you can understand your average cycle length. Usually, the duration of a menstrual cycle is about 28 days, with most cycle lengths between 25 to 30 days.
However, everybody is different, and having an unpredictable period is more common than you think. So if you are aware of your cycle, you will feel more in control and less likely to be worried about your next period.
3. Detect Mood Changes At Different Phases Of Your Cycle
Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle have been suggested to provoke mood changes. Although the exact relation between mood regulation and fluctuating hormones is not entirely understood, we somehow know that there is a connection.
Learning when these changes happen can also help you understand the rhythm of your cycle. When you know the why behind your mood changes or appetite, you can be much better equipped to handle the how.
In the FemX app, you can track when you feel happy, sad, productive, exhausted, or many other emotions and mental states you experience, even beyond PMS.
4. Increased Awareness Of Your Overall Health And Wellness
Periods are your body’s way of assuring that things are working as they should.
Having a heavy, unpredictable, or skipped period can indicate an existing underlying condition. By tracking various details of your menstrual cycle, you can remember things that you might otherwise forget while talking with your healthcare provider.
When you use FemX, you always have the dates of your last period at your fingertips.
5. Track Your Fertility
Whether you want to avoid contraception or want to get pregnant, tracking your cycle is a legitimate way of managing your contraceptive preferences.
You can view your most fertile days using your FemX app to help take the stress out of fertility tracking. Usually, the fertile window lies between 12 and 16 days before your period begins, and the least fertile are the days after your period ends.
Closely tracking your menstrual cycles and other physical changes regularly has many benefits. Whether you are a woman thinking about getting pregnant, trying to prevent conception, or simply assessing your overall health – cycle tracking will do the work for you.
So get yourself a good little tool to get to know your body a bit better! 😉