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Menstruation c/o Walt Disney

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    INteResting re pituitary gland

    ( lol what a cute little animated baby.....until she yawns !)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  2. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Brain structures known as the hypothalamus and pituitary gland interact to control the menstrual cycle. The pituitary gland produces hormones that stimulate the ovaries to produce oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones thicken the lining of the uterus (womb) to prepare for a possible pregnancy.

    When a pregnancy does not occur, hormone levels drop and the lining of the uterus comes away. This is called a period or menstruation. The cycle then repeats. Disorders of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland or ovaries can disrupt menstruation, causing amenorrhoea.
  3. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

  4. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Interesting.....I don't ever remember being taught about the importance of the pituitary gland. Yes Virginia, the brain is involved, crucially, in the menstrual cycle!
  5. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Neat video. They teach the menstrual cycle in depth in high school biology, including the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Not everyone takes Biology 12 but I imagine they introduce the concept briefly in Sex Ed these days.
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    This young woman is so funny and informative. She says it like it is. And yes, women should be able to take time off work for PMS!
  7. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Some vegans say they have shorter, lighter, nearly pain- free periods.

    * vegan: no meat, milk or eggs......or nuts

    If u starve yourself of nutrients yr period will also stop so I wonder how much this is at play
  8. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Menstruation related migraine headaches are common and related to sudden drops in Estrogen levels just before and during menstruation.

  9. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Yoga foR PMS. The good dr. Links high cortisol levels from stress to PMS and reccommends yoga


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