The Menstrual Cycle and Nutritional Status
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- menstrual cycle, nutritional status, menstruation
Menstrual cycle is the time from the first day of menstruation until the coming of the next period. Menstrual cycles occur for 28 days. The average normal menstrual cycle occurs around 21-35 days while those who experience menstrual cycles use polimenore (<20 days), oligomenorrhea (> 35 days), and amenorrhea (> 3 days). Normal menstrual cycles depend on interactions and hormones released from the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary and their effects on the endometrium. Shortening of the menstrual cycle that causes shorter menstrual cycles (polimenore) is associated with a decrease in fertility and miscarriage while an extended menstrual cycle (oligomenorrhea) is associated with anovulation, infertilization, and miscarriages. Menstrual cycles are also influenced by age, nutritional status, transition and body fat mass. Nutritional status is a measure of a person’s body that can be seen from the food needed and the use of nutrients in the body. Objective: to study the relationship between nutritional status and the menstrual cycle in midwifery students. Method: This type of correlational research with cross-sectional design. a sample of 30 midwifery students. Data were analyzed using chi square test. Results: No relationship between nutritional status with the menstrual cycle was considered with a p value of 0.674. Conclusion: nutritional status is not the dominant factor influencing the menstrual cycle in midwifery students of Muhammadiyah University but there are other influencing factors such as stress and physical activity.
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TY - CONF AU - Ummi Kulsum AU - Dwi Astuti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/24 TI - The Menstrual Cycle and Nutritional Status BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 199 EP - 202 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.050 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.050 ID - Kulsum2020 ER -