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The average woman will get 450 periods in her lifetime and, like snowflakes, no two are alike Everything from diet and exercise to pregnancy and hormonal contraceptives can have an impact on your menstrual cycle, explains women’s health and functional nutrition coach Nicole Jardim
But those aren’t the only factors that are to blame for a changing cycle — your period actually goes through four distinct stages throughout your life “There is puberty that brings on a girl’s first period, and includes the teenage years Then there is the adult menstruation stage, which is followed by perimenopause and then menopause,” explains Jardim “Each of these stages brings about varying hormonal fluctuations and accompanying symptoms” Here’s what to expect:
In your teens:
Hello, puberty! Some girls start menstruating as early as nine years old, and others as late as 15, but the median…