According to Womenhealth.com, Menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding, often called your “period.” When you menstruate, your body discards the monthly buildup of the lining of your uterus (womb). Menstrual blood and tissue flow from your uterus through the small opening in your cervix and pass out of your body through your vagina.
Periods are very stressful, demanding, and full of mood swings. It also a time where proper care needs to be done, you have to be extra careful and avoid anything that triggers you. Here are ways on how you can have a stress-free period:
Maintain proper hygiene:
During your menstrual period make sure to always be clean, avoid dirty things around you, take baths as often as you can, make sure your period underwear’s are well dry cleaned. Maintain a proper personal hygiene.
Do regular exercise:
An easy exercise like yoga, walking, or swimming to help increase blood flow, which may decrease pain. Avoid strenuous exercises and task, and do well to rest properly.
Use pads/tampons that are medically good for you, they are of different types so try to use the brand that is suitable for you. Avoid using tampons if you have pains in your vagina and also avoid re-using pads or use a heating pad set on low. Heat improves blood flow and may relieve pain.
Take anti- inflammatory medicines:
Having abnormal pains, visit your doctor and use medications only prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-treat yourself in order to avoid health complications.
Warm bath, or hot shower, is one of the best ways to ease tension and reduce pain associated with cramps or muscle soreness. Putting a warm water bottle or a warm cloth on your lower abdomen and lower back can be so soothing.
Belle rubs can be very helpful and restoring. Get someone to help rub your belle, because doing it yourself can be stressful and uncomfortable.
Iron-rich foods such as lentils, kelp, pumpkin seeds, dried prunes, spinach, etc. are very helpful during your menstrual period. Fruits are also advisable because they keep you hydrated. Avoid foods like salt, sugar, coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, red meat and food your body don’t tolerate. Also drink a lot of water.
Be around people and things that makes you happy:
Periods can come with a lot of mood swings and crankiness, so try as much as possible to be around people and things that excites you, this helps in keeping you happy and rejuvenated.