A woman remembers her first menstrual period for the rest of her life. It aids her towards the adulthood while attaining puberty. The course of a woman's period can be extremely informational if observed closely. Every woman will be able to tell a different story regarding her monthly cycle, and one can find out a lot of things by just analyzing a woman's hormones and period flow.
Do you know, in a statistical analysis conducted on 50,000 women, nearly all of them were able to tell the age at which they got their first period. As shocking as it may sound, there are so many things that can be found out about a person by knowing the time of their first period. And thus I've got some interesting facts about certain things that can be founded out by just the age at which women hit the puberty.
It has an effect on her overall health and can also determine her lifespan, supposedly. If you're wondering 'HOW?' then keep reading to find out.
A woman's first period and her life span go hand in hand. It can be said that it has an effect, but reversely. It is said that women who get their period later in their teenage years are likely to live past 90 years of age. The later the first period, more would be a woman's life as per Gita Mishra at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Gita with others researchers came down to a benchmark age of 12; the earliest a girl can be affected as per New Scientist.
A woman who gets their period after 12 years of age is likely to live longer than those who went through it before.
It was discovered that the age of 13 is when a woman has her first period and 50 being the last. Still, 14% had it before the age of 12 and last one at the age of 45.
Gita says, "If the findings from our study were incorporated into clinical guidelines for advising childless women from around the age of 35 years who had their first period aged 11 or younger, clinicians could gain valuable time to prepare these women for the possibility of premature or early menopause."
Again, the benchmark age for menopause was considered 50. Females who hit menopause after 50 could live longer than 90 years.
Woman's menopause also gets affected, menstruation before the age of 12 signifies that menopause will hit between the age of 40 and 44.
Women who hit menopause later in life are known to live longer as compared to women who get it early, says William Ledger from the University of New South Wales.
The early menopausal cycle faced by a woman (before the reaching the age of 50) increased heart and premature death risks. Whereas, those in the age bracket of 50 to 54 had a lower risk of the same as per Gita Mishra, Professor of Life Course Epidemiology.
The researchers have found out the correlation between the age of the first period and menopause, but they still haven't been able to find out why it affects a female's life span.
Women can manage early menopause and stay immune from diseases because reaching menopause early means reduced risk of breast cancer due to the drop in oestrogen levels.
It can also be inferred that women who smoke tend to reach menopause early in life.
Needless to say, smoking is bad for health. Not only does it cause irreversible damage to the cardiovascular system, but it can also disrupt the functioning of ovaries and cause hormonal imbalances which could lead to an early menopause.
You can easily predict your lifespan according to the age at which you began your period and the age you reached menopause.