4 Factors Why Weight Gain During Period

4 Factors Why Weight Gain During Period

When it comes to menstruation, it is normal for a woman to find her weight gaining around 1 to 2 kilograms. And usually, it disappears a few days after bleeding. So, don't worry ladies.


There are various types of symptoms that will occur when your period come, such as your physical, emotional and temperament. These symptoms are due to hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle.

So why does your weight go up when your period come?


  1. Water Retention

    Usually, weight is gain due to water retention in the body or oedema. Don't worry, and this is normal due to water in certain parts such as the arms and abdomen


  1. Flatulence (Bloating)

    Accumulation of gas in the intestine is the cause of stomach bloating during menstruation. It is due to changes in the body and due to inactivity before and during menstruation. It can also occur due to constipation which usually occurs during the menstrual cycle.


  1. Appetite

    Hunger often happens to women with PMS (premenstrual syndrome). The desire to eat will increase and will probably exceed the number of calories needed in the body, especially when experiencing heavy bleeding.


  1. Blood Sugar Deficiency

Magnesium levels decrease during menstruation, and this causes low insulin production. Women during menstruation are more likely to suffer from low blood sugar. So the body will automatically create a high appetite to restore normal blood sugar levels.


Here are four reasons why women's weight will increase when the moon comes. Another factor that can be added is that women will abandon their exercise routine when the month comes. Laziness happens because when you have bloating or menstruation, you will not be able to exercise, coupled with a sudden appetite. 

Among the treatments that can be done:

  • Drink more water
  • Buy more healthy foods
  • Take a diuretic
  • Take magnesium supplements
  • Move frequently
  • Do not take caffeine and sugar


So, do not be surprised if your weight increases 1-2 kilograms when your period come. Also, make sure you exercise regularly and eat healthy foods to maintain the ideal weight while reducing the effects of menstruation.



  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/weight-gain-during-period#takeaway
  2. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/a19995542/weight-gain-during-period/
  3. glowdetox via Twitter

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