Can lead to bloating
Alcohol is a diuretic. What this means is it encourages the body to eliminate water. In order to prevent dehydration, the body then holds on to water and that leads to swelling and bloating.Given that these are already common negative symptoms during menstruation, drinking a lot of alcohol will only exacerbate this. Try to avoid it around your period.
Acts as a depressant
alcohol depresses the central nervous system and acts as a depressant. During menstruation when energy levels are low, it can make you feel more depressed. During their period, women are also extremely sensitive to pain. An excessive amount of alcohol can lead to a hangover that is more severe than usual.
Can make your period irregular
This can happen because alcohol increases estrogen and testosterone levels in ones body which can alter when you menstruate, thus causing missed or unexpected periods.
Make cramps last longer
Connected to the first point,regular alcohol use can also make your cramps last longer by way of water retention.Once you are bloated,your cramps last longer.
Lowers magnesium levels
Magnesium levels fluctuate during a woman’s cycle, but alcohol worsens the fluctuations.The lower the magnesium, the lower the blood sugar, which leads to dizziness and sugar cravings.