Too Much Consumption Of Soft Drinks Does It Inhibit Menstruation?
Good afternoon, my name is Tina, I am 19 years old, and I am experiencing late menstruation, precisely this January I did not experience menstruation. A little story earlier in the middle of the month, maybe I drank too much of the soda drink, which is precisely when I consume it every day, does it affect my menstrual cycle? I feel my body aches, in certain parts it feels painful like when I will experience menstruation. Please explain and how to overcome it?
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Menstruation is a condition where the uterine lining decays and comes out with blood from the vagina because it is not fertilized by sperm. Normally menstruation occurs every 21-35 days, and lasts for 3-7 days. When menstruation comes after 90 days, this condition is called an oligomenorrhea which can be caused by stress, contraceptive use, heavy activity, eating disorders, diabetes and thyroid disease.
Until now, there has been no medical research that can prove the relationship between consumption of soft drinks with the menstrual cycle. However, consumption of soft drinks is not recommended during menstruation, because it contains caffeine and high sugar so that it can worsen menstrual symptoms, such as:
- Abdominal cramps are getting heavier
- Trigger anxiety, depression, and breast tenderness
- Easily tired and lack of energy
- causes fertility problems
As for the things you can do right now to resolve your complaint:
- Eat nutritious foods, such as fruit and low-fat yogurt
- Drink 2 liters of water every day
- Avoiding stress and adequate rest
- Regular exercise, lose weight to ideal body weight
I suggest you not to consume soft drinks while observing your menstrual cycle and do the above recommendations. If you haven't been menstruating for more than 90 days, then you should visit a specialist obstetrics and gynecologist for a thorough examination, such as questions and answers, physical examination, and additional examinations if necessary, such as pregnancy tests through urine tests, blood tests, and gynecological ultrasound examination.
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.