There are many changes in your body that you can expect when you start exercising. For example, you can get sore muscles, lose weight, sleep better or gain strength. These changes can be subtle or extreme, depending on the many individual factors that affect how your body responds to your increased activity level. Here are three of the most common effects of exercise on your period.
Regular exercise can cause subtle changes in hormone levels that interfere with the cyclic build-up and excretion of the endometrium. Your uterus reacts to these changes in hormones by excreting, which can cause bleeding.
Don’t be alarmed if you notice that your period gets a little easier after starting a regular exercise routine. The same hormonal changes that stop your period can have a weaker effect on your body, leading to more effortless flow. Exercise may or may not help, depending on what causes your pain.
Secondary dysmenorrhea is a painful phase that results from an underlying pathology. This type of menstrual pain develops over time and does not begin until at least 20 years old. The two most common diseases that cause this pain are adenomyosis and uterine fibroids.