How does COVID-19 tend to affect your menstrual cycle?
You may experience more tension than ever before during the current coronavirus pandemic, even if you are not consciously aware of it. This relentless underlying stress will do the body some weird things, from chest pains to breakouts. Your menstrual cycle can also cause havoc. Stress may cause symptoms, discomfort, and can even stop whole periods.
Changes in cycles can also occur when there is a shift in routine, workout patterns, and eating habits. If someone is experiencing unexpected turmoil in their life and disturbance in their routines, it will make changes in their cycles completely inevitable. This can even happen occasionally even though you are on birth control because potentially anything like the pill has taken over your ovaries and hormones. So, stress during coronavirus outbreak can be one of the primary reasons for your irregular periods.
Generally, it is not just stress but a mixture of tension and the upheaval of usual routines that might mess with the menstrual cycle for everyone. People unexpectedly take their pills at various hours because they no longer take them on a daily schedule. People change their eating habits and their exercise habits too. All those things are at play and can have an effect on your hormones. It is essential to note that if you take it at the same time every day, the pill is more successful. But the issue is they don't remember to take it at all because people are used to taking it at a regular time, and their schedule is also messed. Now is an excellent time to place an alarm on your phone if you don't already have to prompt to take your pill simultaneously.
What should you do if your period cycle is irregular during this quarantine?
First of all, one shouldn't panic or get stressed that your period is on time as it is not going to do any good. Making some lifestyle and food habit changes might help in periods. Apart from stress, obesity is also one of the primary reasons for delayed periods. As people are not moving out of their houses at all, they need to work out regularly. Just because one doesn’t move, skipping meals also doesn’t help. There are a lot of food and nutrition tips during self -quarantine given on the internet that you can follow for weight loss.
You should always let the doctor know if you have any questions or are experiencing any health changes. A few doctors' offices might not be available the way they were before, for you to visit.
Due to COVID-19, when you practice diligent hand washing and sanitizing around the room, you should also practice the same form of hygiene care with your menstrual routine during your periods. Boil anything that is made of silicon. Wash reusable pads in hot water, and underwear with soap. Wash your hands vigorously at least 20 seconds before and after you change your pad. Staying hygienic during the cycle is also very important.