Effects of drinking alcohol during menstruation

The week before our menstruation arrives, women suffer a series of physical and mental symptoms caused by Premenstrual Syndrome.

In those days and while our period lasts, we must lead a healthier lifestyle, always recommended and not only here, although especially during this period. Avoiding alcohol consumption will be key to feeling better and reducing many of the symptoms caused by this syndrome.

Premenstrual symptoms accentuated by alcohol

  • Menstrual pain
  • Acne
  • Anxiety and nervous states
  • Depression and irritability
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Fluid retention
  • Menstrual cramps

Effects of alcohol according to the phase of the menstrual cycle

  1. A study from the Duke University Medical Center in the United States explains how alcohol is related to the menstrual cycle and that, despite being more aggressive in women compared to men with diseases such as cirrhosis, the sedative effect is less in the females for this study they used male and female mice, whose cycle phases of the latter are similar to those of women.
  2. After administering the same amount of alcohol to males and females and observing their reactions and behavior, they concluded that female mice were less sensitive than males in the first and last phases of the menstrual cycle.

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