A cross sectional study on the menstrual cycle and association with healthy lifestyles of women in the Tangail region of Bangladesh

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The Menstrual Cycle is a normal physiological part of everyday life. Often, it is not properly understood that maintaining proper hygiene and menstrual-symptom management plays a vital role in leading a healthy life for people who menstruate, with the condition worsening in developing countries.

To probe into such challenges, a recent study titled ‘Consequences and management of symptoms of menstrual cycle and association with a healthy lifestyle among educated females in Tangail region of Bangladesh: a cross sectional study’ was published in September 2021 in the International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health.

The paper is written by Israt Jahan Ira, Sayema Arefin, Effat Jahan Eva, Shafayatun Nahar Tinu from Department of Pharmacy, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh.

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The goal of this study was to examine the effects and management of menstrual cycle symptoms, as well as their link to a healthy lifestyle, among educated females in Tangail region in Bangladesh.


The cross sectional study was conducted in Tangail with 305 participants. Data collection took place from October, 2020 to December, 2020 following a structured questionnaire. The data obtained were analysed through SPSS 23.0 version.


Among the study population 61.5% were in the age range from 20-30 years. Most of the participants have done their post graduation (42.4%). The daily water intake is really important for a good menstrual cycle. 40.8% of the female take less than 2 litres of water which is alarming. 78.3% having their cycle regular with 68.8% of normal flow.

70.4% having their cycle for 3-5 days which is okay. 53.6% of the participants faces Premenstrual syndrome for which 12.2% take medications and 18.8% participants take medicine during menstruation. The study demonstrates a statistically significant association between the age and PMS as well as between the life stress of a women and PMS.

To conclude, the goal of this study is to look into the effects and management of menstruation, as well as the demographic and lifestyle characteristics of the participants. To ensure female’s health, menstrual cycles must be maintained properly.

Source: ResearchGate